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#1 Emma-Jane

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:06 AM

Obviously, the Bride (me) and BM's and the groom and GM's, FG's and PB's, but who else?

Parents, Siblings, other reles????

I did a quick tally and there are so many people to cater for wacko.gif Just trying to cut some $'s

BTW: I'm DIY silk/artificial flowers for this, and my FH comes from a large family (10 siblings) so wondering whether it would be rude not to provide them all with flowers unless they are directly involved in the ceremony, as both my brothers are involved they would be getting them and most of FH miss out.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:24 AM

I'm having button holes for dads and corsages for mums. With step brothers and sisters on my partners side it would get too expensive.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE(~*^K®i$t!^*~ @ Apr 30 2009, 11:17 AM) View Post

I have flowers for the bridal party, and parents only. Parents are corsages for the mum's, and buttonholes for the dads.

If you start trying to include every family member, its too hard!

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^^ Ditto this. That is a huge excess expense if you do decide to include family!

We are lucky, all our siblings are in our bridal party (sister, sil, brother) so we don't have to worry about immediate family but I wouldn't for aunts and uncles etc and I doubt they would expect me to!
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:08 PM

We had

Bouquet: Bride, Bridesmaids
Buttonholes: Groom, Groomsmen, Fathers, Grandfathers
Corsages: Mothers, Grandmothers

and flowers for our cake
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:25 PM

My general though is, unless siblings are in the party then they don't get flowers.
We are having flowers for: Bridal party (6 in total), Parents (4) and Grandparents (2). My sister and FH's sister are both in the bridal party, but neither of his brothers are and they're not getting anything.

I don't think it's rude at all - getting flowers is a way of saying thank-you for the work you have put in (maybe not for Grandparents, but they're special anyway!).
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

For our wedding we had:

Bouquet: Me, MOH & BM
Buttonholes: Him, BM, GM, my Grandfather (he walked me down the aisle), E's Dad, my brother & one of my cousins (as he and my brother had bit parts in the wedding tongue.gif)
Corsage: my Grandmother & my Mum

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:51 PM

We're only having flowers for myself, BMs (4), JBM (she's having fake flowers though) and FG (also doing fake flowers).

I've got fake flowers for the centrepieces and I'll get fresh rose petals for the aisle.

The guys aren't having buttonholes and our parents aren't having corsages. I don't really see the need for it TBH smile.gif
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:48 PM

I had button holes for the dads, and corsages for the mums and grandmas. I also snuck in a button hole for my brother...

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:04 PM

I have a question relating to this...

FH's step dad played a HUGE part in his life, we're talking 22 years, he's 27. He calls him dad, see's him as his father etc etc

Would it be weird if he did or did not have a button hole?? As well as his biological father having one.

I need to ask DH this, but he probably will be just as clueless as me so I thought I'd get some opinions here as well.


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:08 PM

I think your FHs step father and his biological father should both have buttonholes. It's not weird for both of them to have them IMO and then no one can get offended biggrin.gif
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:55 AM

We had

Bouquet: Bride, Bridesmaids
Buttonholes: Fathers, Grandfathers
Corsages: Mothers, Grandmothers

and another special corsage for a friend who couldn't attend the wedding because she was in hospital at the time.

I saved money by having handkerchiefs for the boys instead of flowers- my DH is a bit of a 'man' when it comes to these things and refused to wear a flower on his wedding day, no matter how many times i told him it was normal! LOL smile.gif


QUOTE({Bunny} @ May 20 2009, 10:04 PM) View Post

I have a question relating to this...

FH's step dad played a HUGE part in his life, we're talking 22 years, he's 27. He calls him dad, see's him as his father etc etc

Would it be weird if he did or did not have a button hole?? As well as his biological father having one.



I would give him a buttonhole, particulary as (i'm assuming) he'll be in formal family photo's? I really think that he'd appreciate the gesture. Since he's been a part of FH's life for so long, you don't want to offend anyone by leaving him out- it's easier to spend the $13 on a buttonhole! If you are a bit strapped for cash, maybe only have flowers for the 'parents' and cut out other family members.


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:51 AM

Just myself & the BMs had flowers. smile.gif
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:42 AM

We didn't have any BMs or GMs, so only I had a bouquet, which was lilies and Singapore orchids. We had buttonholes and corsages of Singapore orchids for both sets of parents, plus my sister who was my witness (FIL was hubby's witness), and my nephew who was our ring bearer.

My MIL is a florist so she did all of our flowers, and she insisted that hubby's grandmother also get a corsage, even though I didn't really want her to. rolleyes.gif

Bunny, I think you can give a buttonhole / corsage to anyone you choose. I personally think it would be really sweet for his stepdad to wear one, to acknowledge the important role he has had in your hubby's life. smile.gif

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:13 AM

I had flowers for Bride, Bridesmaids, Groom, Groomsmen, Fathers, Grandfathers, Mothers and Grandmothers.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:02 AM

agree with everyone, i'm having flowers for the bridal party, flower girls, FH has two sets of parents and my mum and step dad.




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