Wedding flowers, who gets them?

Who should you order wedding flowers for?

The bride and bridesmaids carry bouquets and the groom and groomsmen wear boutonnieres. Should you order wedding flowers for anyone else? Ultimately, it’s up to the couple. The more flowers you incorporate in a wedding raises the price, but it also raises the overall aesthetic of the wedding. And let’s be honest, coordinating florals look great in pictures!

Aren’t these coordinating bouquets by Southern Knot gorgeous?

Wedding Party Flowers

The bride carries a bouquet. Her bridesmaids carry corresponding bouquets, typically a smaller version of similar flowers. The groom wears a boutonniere. His groomsmen also wear boutonnieres, or “bouts”. If you are incorporating children into your wedding, they also need flowers. The ring bearer can wear a smaller version of the groom’s boutonniere. While the flower girl throws petals. Your flower girl(s) can also wear floral headbands if that matches the theme of your wedding.

These cute flower girls matched the gorgeous bride in their DIY floral headbands.

Who else needs wedding flowers?

Along with the wedding party, consider purchasing flowers for anyone who will be ushered down the aisle. These people include: grandparents, aunts, and uncles. It is also a kind gesture to purchase corsages and boutonnieres for anyone who assists you on wedding day. The guest book attendant, ushers, minister, special readers or speakers during your ceremony, and any guests of honor.

Ideas for bouquets

Bouquets can be sentimental and should always be appealing to the bride. Some bouquets include mementos of beloved grandparents who are no longer with us. Other bouquets include small lockets with a picture of a sibling serving overseas. Adding sentimental elements to bouquets is easy, just tell your florist in advance if they need to attach it for you.

Wedding Wednesday Tip:

Before the wedding, assign someone to pin all the boutonnieres and corsages. Choosing one person to focus on this task minimizes the opportunity of forgetting to pin flowers on a beloved family member. Pinning corsages and boutonnieres can be tricky, but consistency is key. One person pinning also means the flowers will be in the same place and look uniform in pictures.

 A quick reminder:

Click here for a checklist of ALL the wedding flowers you may need to order for your wedding.


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