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So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:51 am

I kind of knew but didnt know that there were going to be a lot of flowers involved in a wedding - but yesterday when I met with my florist she gave me a sheet with all the possible flowers we'll need - from Bride to BMs, the guys button holes, mums' corsages etc.

Just wondering what flowers everyone is getting. What's "normal" these days?!

My fiance has bluntly stated he doesn't want buttonholes so I guess I will just be getting my bouquet and the Bms flowers. I never really thought about getting something for mum, FMIL, etc.
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:06 pm

It's up to the individuals I suppose, but at the moment I will be getting flowers for me, Bm's, buttonholes for FH and Gms and most possible my dad and ffil, also would probably like to get corsages for the ladies and then still tossing up what to get my flowergirl :roll: yeah there is a lot!!! then I'm also getting flowers for the reception tables!! maybe not hehe
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:15 pm

As Liz said, it's entirely up to individual taste...
I'm having wrist corsages for myself and bridesmaids, and a small posy bouquet for flowergirl, then corsages for my mum, FH's mum & FH's nanna, and that's it
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:19 pm

We kept ours simple. I just ordered myself and BM's bouquets. Jas was adamant he didn't want a button hole, so we went with that, especially as the boys weren't wearing jackets on the day.
We didn't get corsages for Mum's or Grandparents either. My Mum was wearing a really flowy dress and said she didn't want one, so that made it easy. My MIL had dilemmas with week of the wedding with her dress(another guest, her dad's partner was wearing the same thing) so I made her a beaded corsage and I made my Dad a little beaded buttonhole as well.
Our table settings were candle holders, so didn't have to worry about that one.
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:19 pm

I totally agree with the other ladies. It's really up to each couple on what they want to have and not have on their wedding day when it comes to flowers.

This is what we had:
Buttonholes for:
DH
3x GM's
3x brothers
2x dads
2x granddads
1x mc
1x other

Bouquests for:
Myself
2x bms
1 x flowergirl

Corsages for:
2x mums
3x nanas
2x aunties
1 x other

And then we had flowers everywhere in the chapel and in the reception
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:21 pm

I'm having everything :lol: Bouquets. buttonholes, dress corsages, church flowers, reception centrepieces and a bridal table trough as well as matching cake flowers. I'm going all out - it's my big splurge!
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:26 pm

At this stage we will be having

Buttonholes:
Groom
BM
My dad
My brother
?MC (cousin)

Corsages:
Mum
Grandmother
FH's daughter
? MCs wife

Bouquets:
Bride
BM x1

Church flowers:
alter arrangements x2
? pew flowers

Reception flowers:
table centrpieces
? arrangement for foyer (may use alter arrangements)
? small arrangements for each bathroom
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:08 pm

This is what we're having...

Bouquet: bride, BM x 2, main FG, throw away bouquet (complimentary)
Button hole: FH, GM x 2, pageboy, Dad, DIL
Special corsage: Mum, MIL, Grandma
Standard corsage: aunties, uncles, cousins x 50
Flower circlet: FG x 3
Floral archway for ceremony
Floral arrangement for signing table
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:12 pm

I ordered my bouquet, buttonhole for fh, buttonholes for dads, wrists corsages for mums and all the table centres. We aren't having any bridal party so we save a little bit there!
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:29 pm

This is what I want:

1x Bridal bouquet
2x BM bouquet (small)

5x buttonholes (groom, 2 GM, 2 dads)

2x corsages (2x mummies)

Our reception venue has floral centrepieces as part of the package... and I will be choosing little ones as the tables are small rectangles:)
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:56 pm

I'm not sure what i want yet...

I will be having a bouquet (and a throw away), but was thinking wrist corsages for the 2 BM but not sure (mum thinks it will look weird if they aren't holding something). Also buttonholes for FH and 2 GM, corsages for both mums and buttonholes for both dads.

We are also contemplating small floral centrepieces for the reception. There will be flowers in the church but we don't have to organise that one.
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:12 pm

Phee wrote:
but was thinking wrist corsages for the 2 BM but not sure (mum thinks it will look weird if they aren't holding something).


Yeah, I really liked the idea of wrist corsages too, too make everything appear a little less formal - we have a huge bridal party but I don't want the feel of a proper, formal wedding... But not sure how it'll look!
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:19 pm

ghgirl wrote:
Phee wrote:
but was thinking wrist corsages for the 2 BM but not sure (mum thinks it will look weird if they aren't holding something).


Yeah, I really liked the idea of wrist corsages too, too make everything appear a little less formal - we have a huge bridal party but I don't want the feel of a proper, formal wedding... But not sure how it'll look!


I guess i'm just not really sure of the whole purpose of the bouquets... other than they look pretty and it's tradition. I only want one cause i want to do the bouquet toss at the reception! I will probably also need my bridesmaids to adjust my dress quite a bit - figured it would be easier for them with two hands!
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:38 pm

I have organised:

1 x bride bouquet (+ free throwaway)
1x MOH bouquet
1x Groom buttonhole
1x BM buttonhole
1x dad buttonhole
1x grandfather buttonhole
1x MOB corsage
1x MOG corsage
1x grandmother corsage

2x fresh floral arrangement in an urn (for ceremony)
1x decorated archway
1x aisle flowers

5x floral arrangements (reception centrepieces)

and considering adding fresh flowers for the cake, not sure yet
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:09 pm

It is really up to you what you want.. Dont let the florist make you think you need something you dont.. Work out what YOU and FH want and then go from there.. Some weddings have only flowers for the bride and bridesmaids and thats it. But some have flowers for everything like reception, church or ceremony, button holes corsages and even a arrangement for the table you sign at which my self I think is a total waste of money because most of the time your flowers will be on that table when pictures are taken. If you want everything low key and want to save money I say just do you and your bms. But I would check with your mum and MIL if they wanted a corsage especially if they are paying for part of the wedding otherwise it may turn ugly. Trust me I work with brides every day coming in for flower quotes and one day a bride said no about the MIL corsage and boy was she in trouble.
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:41 pm

I'm much like everyone else, buttonholes, bouquets, wrist corsage for my mum, corsage for FMIL, single flowers for FGs and something for the cake.

Its totally up to you what you have.

I initially didn't really care about flowers, but my mum loves them and wanted me to have them and offered to pay for them so we went with them and I am pretty glad that we have now that our wedding day is almost here
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:59 pm

Just 3 bouquets for my 2 BMs and I and maybe a couple of flowers for around the cake if needed. I have been growing my own plants to use as centrepieces and to have around the ceremony site :D
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:50 pm

From my florist, Im getting:

Centrepieces (not sure how many yet)
My bouquet
x2 for BMs
garland for FG
x3 buttonholes for FH and GM (neither of us have fathers)
x2 corsages
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:52 pm

I will be having my flowers, bm and gm flowers
 
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Re: So many flowers!

Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:50 am

were having:
1xbride
2x brdesmaids
6xbuttonholes [1 groom,2 gm, 2 pageboys, 1 father of the bride]
2xwrist corsages [for my mum & fmil]
1xflowergirl headband (baby roses) not sure possibly a rose flower 'ball' too
and 1 flower centrepiece for each table [so 12 or so]
and 1xbridal table long & low
2x pedestool (sp?) arangements.
Our reception pays for all the reception flowers :)
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