Q: What are corsages? A: Wedding corsages are small floral arrangements that may be given to certain female guests at a wedding. They are typically worn on a woman’s wrist, attached by a band. However, sometimes corsages may also be worn as a pin on the left side of a dress or suit.
Found at The Knot
Q: What are boutonnieres?
A: Boutonnieres are the male version of a corsage. They are a floral decoration that typically include only one flower. They are worn as a pin and attached to the left side of a man’s suit.
Found at Evantine Design
Q:Which guests are given corsages and boutonnieres?
A:Corsages and boutonnieres are given out to close family members (such as the parents and grandparents), ushers, the members of the wedding party, and sometimes close friends.
Q: Are they all supposed to look the same?
A: No. Traditionally, the groom’s boutonniere must be different or more extravagant compared to the others’. The women’s corsages, on the other hand, may all look the same.
Q: What kinds of flowers are used?
A: For boutonnieres, roses or orchids surrounded by baby’s breath are a popular choice. Corsages, on the other hand, usually reflect the wedding’s theme and flower arrangements, so there is no one popular or official flower that is used.
Q: How can I make sure the flowers don’t wilt before I give them out to the guests?
A: Pick up your corsages and boutonnieres the day of the wedding and store them in a cooler while everyone is getting ready!
Q: Do I have to buy my own corsages and boutonnieres?
A: Definitely not! There are tons of DIY videos and tutorials online that walk you through, step-by-step, how to make your own. If you want to save some money or make them more personal, it’s a great option!
© 2004-2013 Kwanza Clay Bowe and Kate Zhukova, AWeddingBreeze.com/Access Exuma, Ltd. Want to use this article on your Blog, website or newsletter?