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Who is getting flowers at your wedding?

Connie, on January 16, 2021 at 6:41 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 17
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I don't know that there is a hard and fast tradition regarding who gets boutonnieres and corsages at a wedding, but I am curious to know what y'all are doing!

I am DIYing our flowers and just realized how many boutonnieres and corsages we may need if everyone wants to wear one. It comes out to 10 men and 8 ladies who we want to include! That would be the groom and groomsmen, two dads, a step dad, our brother-in-laws, and an ex step brother on the men's side. And on the women's side it would be two moms, a stepmom, three grandmothers, and 2 sisters! I am kind of hoping some of the girls just want flowers for their hair instead of full corsages! We will be waiting until closer to our wedding before we ask them about it, though.

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Latest activity by Michelle, on January 25, 2021 at 4:50 PM
  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie ·
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    I think your list is great! 👍 it’s not necessary, but we did flowers for Godparents as well. 🌸
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    We are skipping corsages and boutonnieres. It just seemed like an unnecessary item no one would miss 🤷🏼‍♀️
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  • Connie
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    Connie ·
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    What a sweet idea to include them, too! I might have to add mine to the list!

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  • Connie
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    Connie ·
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    So true! It is important in our family to have them, but if it weren't I would skip it in a heartbeat! I love cutting out the extra fluff.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
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    My fiancé doesn’t want to wear a boutonnière stating “guys don’t wear flowers!”. He doesn’t want the groomsmen to wear them either. I’m making a simple, long stem arrangement (3 flowers with baby’s breath) for my bridesmaids- picked them up at Hobby Lobby on sale. I’m probably going to purchase wrist corsages for FMIL & my stepmom from Amazon- just waiting for them to get their outfits so they can somewhat match. Our venue has an all inclusive package & flowers are included ($500 max, if we go over that we pay the difference). Using fresh flowers for my bouquet, some on the alter & some for centerpieces.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    We just did the bridal party, parents, and grandparents. We also did the officiant, who was my husband's uncle.
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  • Connie
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    Connie ·
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    That makes it easy on you! It sounds like those will be really sweet bouquets for your bridesmaids, too!

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  • Connie
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    Oh, man! I need to add our officiant to the list, too! Thank you for reminding me!

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  • C
    Rockstar January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    Bridal party and parents got flowers.
    No grandparents, no siblings. I kept it simple. As far as I know no feelings were hurt and if they were 🤷‍♀️ I wasn’t going crazy with flowers. I do know my mom was excited to wear one.
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  • Jasmine Edwards
    Devoted May 2022
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    Our sisters and I will have bouquets. Our moms will have wrist corsages. All the men will have boutonierres.
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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
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    I will have a bouquet. That's it! We're skipping the wedding party and my fiancé doesn't want a boutenierre.
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  • Connie
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    Connie ·
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    Wow, that definitely simplifies things for y'all! What a nice idea! You will definitely shine on your day!

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    We did boutonnières for all the groomsmen and my dad and father in law and brother. We did bouquets for my bridesmaids and then we did corsages for the mother and mother in law and my sister in law. My bro and sister in law walked down the aisle in the processional so I thought it was nice to give them it too
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    We did bouquets for the bridesmaids, and bouts for the bridesman, groomsmen, and groomswomen.

    I had a bouquet, of course, and then DH had a bout.

    In the end, my MIL requested a bout, instead of a corsage, because August is HOT in NYC, so we ordered bouts for family. So - my dad, my stepmom, MIL, FIL, and then my dad's frat brother and his wife. (DH's grandfather wasn't able to come, due to his health, and my mother declined to come, so we had extra, and happily gave them to the latter, as they are like my aunt and uncle.)

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  • CountryBride
    Super April 2022
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    The following will have boutonnieres

    Father in law

    Father

    groom

    groomsmen

    jr groomsmen

    ring bears

    Corsages

    mother in law

    mother

    step mother

    grandmas

    flower girls

    bridesmaid

    jr bridesmaid

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  • Slrhoshi
    Savvy April 2022
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    Typically it's blood relatives and those in important positions.


    So that's the moms, sisters, grandmas, dads, brothers, grandpa's, etc with family. The pastor also typically gets one and the ushers. It a cheat sheet of the the important people of the day. But only suggestions. You ultimately decide in the end. Just be sure to have a list to hand them out the day of the wedding that is not you.
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  • Michelle
    Devoted April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    4 bridesmaids bouquets

    4 groomsman boutonnieres

    1 set of grandparents

    3 sets of parents

    3 flower girls hair flowers

    3 ring bearers boutonnieres

    Minster boutonniere

    My flower bouquet

    grooms boutonniere

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