A great way to visually acknowledge special people at your wedding is to give them wedding flowers. Either a small bouquet, corsage, or boutonniere is a lovely touch that sets them apart from other guests. It’s a lovely and heartwarming touch that makes those who are not in the wedding party feel special. Naturally, the bride carries a beautiful wedding bouquet and the groom sports a boutonniere, but beyond that, you may not be sure. Well, the wedding and flower experts at Griffin’s Florals have compiled a list of suggested people to consider giving personal wedding flowers to.
The rule of thumb is that Bridesmaids will have bouquets (smaller than the bride’s) and groomsmen will have boutonnieres to pin on their suit. For a mixed wedding party, i.e. a male who is in the bridal party or a female in the groomsmen party, use the general rule of bouquets for dresses and boutonnieres for suits.
A wrist corsage for girls and a boutonniere for boys.
Floral crowns are sweet as can be, but if it’s a no-go for the wearer, a wrist corsage will work, too.
Parents, including step-parents, or anyone who is a significant part of your life and raised you should get personal flowers.
Grandparents or anyone else who played an instrumental part in you being born and getting to marry the love of your life should be honored. Wrist or pin-on corsages, depending on their preference and attire, are appropriate.
Ushers, officiants, musicians, and readers all play a part in your wedding, and to show your appreciation and highlight their importance, giving them flowers to wear is a nice touch.
Other Important People
Anybody else who you want to pay respect to should receive flowers. Getting flowers makes people feel special and are a great way to acknowledge those who are not in the wedding, such as step-siblings and godparents.
If you are planning on incorporating your pet in your ceremony, then go ahead and get a floral collar for them to wear.
Choosing who receives flowers is a personal decision and you have the final say on how you want your wedding to look. Just remember, consult with your florist regarding boutonnieres and corsages as they can recommend the types of flowers, style, and colors that will work best with your wedding vision.