Personal flowers for a wedding are corsages and boutonnieres worn by members of the Bridal party and family members of the Bride and Groom.
Corsages are worn by the Mothers, Step-Mothers, and Grandmothers of the Bride and Groom. Corsages can be a single flower or a combination of smaller blooms. These flowers can include roses, carnations, orchids, Lilies, Daisies, and many other blooms. Corsages usually are trimmed with leaves and ribbon. They can be pinned on the left shoulder of the clothing or worn as a wristlet.
Boutonnieres are worn by the men of the Bridal Party, Fathers, Step-Fathers, and Grandfathers. Men in Uniform do not wear boutonnieres. Ministers in robes do not wear boutonnieres. But, if the Minister is wearing a suit, a boutonniere is suitable. Traditionally, boutonnieres are a single flower trimmed with greenery and/or Baby’s Breath. Ribbon is not usually used with boutonnieres. Smaller blooms can be grouped together to form a boutonniere. In a Wedding, the Groom’s boutonniere is a flower different from the rest of the men in the Wedding Party, usually a flower found in the Bride’s Bouquet.
Many conversations about Wedding Planning question the importance of giving corsages and boutonnieres. Many of the recipients of these flowers are touched by the traditional gesture. These floral presentations, given to Family Members and the men of the Wedding Party, highlight the importance of the person’s relationship with the Bride and Groom.