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Button holes -who should wear them?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Hi girls,

My wedding is fast approaching and I am in the midst of ordering the flowers. I've ordered a button hole for both my FH and his only Groomsman, and now my Mum has piped up that her and my Dad also need 'button holes' and so too FH Mum???

Who did you / are you getting button holes for?
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:53 pm

We had rose button holes for DH and his 3 groomsmen. My Dad, FIL and GFIP all got an orchid buttonhole and my Mum, SIL, MIL and GMIL all got orchid corsages.
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:55 pm

I got for FH, His dad, my dad and my "australian dad" (long story) and my brother (only because he came from overseas with my parents and they had them so I didn't want to let him out of it)
for the women I got for My Mum, FH's Mum, and my "australian Mum", I did not get for DH's dad's partner.
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:56 pm

Dandelion wrote:
We had rose button holes for DH and his 3 groomsmen. My Dad, FIL and GFIP all got an orchid buttonhole and my Mum, SIL, MIL and GMIL all got orchid corsages.


This and the grandmothers :D
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:59 pm

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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:13 pm

I have actually asked this question to quite a few friends and family members because I wasn't sure either! Obviously ppl said the groom and groomsmen, but it seemed to differ when it came to parents. Some ppl thought parents should absolutely be wearing them (and some said grandparents should to), but other ppl said that its not really needed.
I decided to leave it up to my and FHs parents whether they would like to wear one or not. It sounds like it means a lot to your mum though so it might be nice to order buttonholes/corsages for parents too :D
 
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:41 pm

We had buttonholes for DH, 3 groomsmen and both fathers. We also had corsages for both mothers and sisters that weren't in the bridal party.
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:17 pm

I had 46 buttonholes.

Greek tradition is that the groomsman (and bride, but i am not greek) pins them to all the guests at this house in the morning. Some sort of ceremony. We worried about all that side having them and only my grandfather on my side so we orded another 14 for my side. I also took one to my father's grave in the morning after my hair but before my makeup.

I remember thinking at the time it was just another cost, but now 8 months latter, i couldn't even tell you the cost!
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:42 pm

We went with the bridal party and then our parents. Did not go to grandparents because once we got to the grandparent level it became a little problamatic (step grandparents who had been part of my life, biological grandparents who had not) so we drew the line at parents of the bride and this seemed to keep everyone happy.
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:48 pm

We're getting 3 - one for FH, one for his GM and one for my dad.

We aren't doing corsages - I have no female family, and FH isn't particularly close to his mum. His dad won't get a buttonhole (if he even comes to the wedding)
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:34 am

Yeah I just had button holes for Bridal Party and then Dad and FIL and then corsages for Mum and MIL!
 
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Re: Button holes -who should wear them?

Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:22 am

Your mum is right- parents and grandparents of the bride and groom wear buttonholes/corsages.
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