No matter your style, wedding design, and location, at Marco Island Florist serving Marco Island and nearby areas, our expert florists can help you choose the best flowers for your wedding! Flowers are a big part of your wedding day. While centerpieces, garlands, and other accents will help complete the ambiance at your celebration, wedding flowers to wear might even be more important.
Who Wears Flowers in a Wedding?
Flowers are worn in a wedding by the most important people in attendance. They’re not only designed to honor the people closest to you and your partner, but they also help other wedding guests identify the wedding party and your family.
Who Wears a Corsage in a Wedding?
Corsages are reserved for all female guests of honor. This includes your bridesmaids and flower girl, plus the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom. In addition, any female guests who have a special part in your wedding like giving a reading, greeting guests, or even officiating your ceremony should have a corsage.
Whether or not the bride wears a corsage is up to the bride. Many brides are happy carrying a bridal bouquet without a corsage on the wrist.
Who Wears a Boutonniere in a Wedding?
Like corsages, boutonnieres are intended to honor important male guests at your wedding. The groom, his groomsmen, and the ring bearer should each have a boutonniere. In addition, make sure fathers and grandfathers of the bride and groom are properly adorned, plus any men with special posts such as ushering, reading, or officiating.
Creative Ideas for Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Other Wedding Flowers Designed to Wear
The traditional designs for flowers worn at weddings provide a great guide for planning your big day, but they’re not hard-and-fast rules. If you’re not crazy about baby’s breath and corsages, you have plenty of alternative wedding flower options that will suit your taste.
Alternative Wedding Flowers for Women
When it comes to floral designs for women, the options are pretty much limitless. If you’re having a beach wedding, consider floral leis or floral anklets. Flower crowns and accents are also a great alternative to corsages for bridesmaids. Bridesmaids can also carry nosegay bouquets that look like miniatures of your own bridal bouquet. If you love corsages but want an updated look, ask your florist to create a wreath-style corsage that will wrap all the way around the wrist.
Creative Wedding Flower Embellishments
Special male wedding guests and wedding party members are pretty much limited to the boutonniere, but options for boutonnieres are limitless. You can ask for designs using non-traditional blooms or surprising embellishments like brooches, pearls, or feathers. For a season take, wrap the boutonnieres with twine, add leaves, berries, wheat, or herbs. For a modern look, ask for boutonnieres featuring succulents.
Flowers for Four-Legged Guests
Furry family members are an important part of the family. If your four-legged family members are invited to your wedding or even in your wedding, consider ordering a floral design for them. Although crowns look cute, most pets won’t tolerate them for long. We recommend a floral collar, leash, or harness. Be sure to avoid flowers that are toxic to pets like baby’s breath, lilies, tulips, and others.
Floral Inspiration for Your Wedding Day
Whether you choose a traditional style or alternatives to corsages, our professional florists at Marco Island Florist can help you select the best designs and flowers for your wedding day! We welcome you to contact us for more ideas and inspiration.