I need help ..we only decided this April to finally get married this September after being together 16 years, so everything has to be on a budget as we didn't save. So for flowers I've decided on gypsophilis (babies breath) for bouquets. .and button holes but I've been told its normal to have grandparents both sets to have flowers i already have 5 bridesmaids (sisters) and 5 groomsmen. .if I added grandparents I'd then have to add my HTB's sisters and partners and nephew ????..it's all adding up an I'm getting stressed. Obviously my mum an dad would have flowers. Am I being to mean or is this the normal thing to do?
Only our parents and groomsmen had buttonholes, and nobody said anything, so do what you can afford x
We are only doing the men in the family and my two brothers. I don't think you need to add partners and nephews etc unless they are part of the main wedding party. X
Groovy ruby for button holes. They are 2.50 each.
We're getting my grandparents button holes but only because they've helped with wedding.
We're only doing the bridal party and groomsmen, no grandparents. You can go on forever spending where you don't need to x
We just having bride and Groom, bridesmaids and grooms men and grooms mum and dad with flowers as they are helping with the financial side of the wedding. Got all our flowers for £150 x
It's up to you. I've been to weddings where only the ushers and dads have button holes. Others give them to all men guests or all guests. It's totally down to what you can afford.
We arent doing buttonholes, only myself and 3 bridesmaids will have flowers. X
We are just doing the groomsmen, bridal party and mothers. There are so many possibilities for weddings these days - remember traditions are not compulsory :) all that matters is that you, your husband to be and close family and friends are there to celebrate your special day
Stop at the grandparents if you're happy to include them but I don't think they need to be x
We are only having flowers for me. Me bridesmaids maid of honour my flower girl is having a flower wand. Then page boys best man ring bearer and groom and then just parents
Hi you could just get them buttonholes we haven't got any grandparents to come unfortunately on either side :)
We did grand parents, parents, step parents and siblings and partners. But we made them ourselves (well my mum did) so was cheaper x
We had button holes for ushers and dad's and bouquets for Bridesmaids and then my flowers and my husband's button hole, that was it. Nothing for grans or mothers
I decided I was only doing flowers for wedding party and parents of the bride and groom because mines on a budget. My partner and me also didnt like the single flower and I hear the wedding party have one parents have two and grandparents have three flowers so we just decided men would have double and male children single. So we are far from tradition lol x
I'm only getting button holes for the dads and h2b and my grandad. Mums are having flowers on there arm
I never did grandparents. X
Thank you all.. it's not that I'm being mean but if I don't stop at parents it will go on an on x
I only jad button holes for parents, grandparents and groomsmen groom.
Bridesmaids and me had bouquets.
Im only doing bride,groom,moh, 3junior bridesmaid, 1flowergirl 3best men, mother of bride,mother of groom
get for grandparents only and your parents and bridal party. you don;t have to provide for everyone. we didn't and it was fine. good luck with your planning, did mine in 3 months!
Usually bridal party. Bride obviously. Groom & Best Man. Bridesmaids. Both sets of parents. Grandparents & others can always buy their own, otherwise you'll end up doing everyone. Good Luck & have a fantastic day. Oops sorry forgot ushers.x
the people that have button holes are bride and grooms parents and best man thats it and the bride and bridesmaids have boquets
We are just doing button holes for the wedding party and our mums are each having one. We went for carnations because they are cheap and me and the bridesmaids are also having gypsolpheila. We wanted to keep the costs down on flowers because they only last for the day xxx
I thought only bride and bridesmaids had bouquets and groom and groomsmen have buttonholes. That's what I'm doing, I'm not made of money and I've not been advised by anyone to the contrary so screw it lol
You can't afford to do it all but if you want tradition but for the grandparents but make it clear your sticking to tradition so your not for everyone else z
I did the exact same thing got artificial flowers at button holes from etsy they are gorgeous only cost me £20ish for the lot, only having the groom, best man and both of our dad with button holes and didn't get any flowers for bridesmaids xx
I was worried about buttonholes, I had my parents and in laws specially made with my bouquet and BM flowers, groomsmen and Groom too. For the wedding party (50) I bought 50 artifical white rose buttonholes from Amazon for £10, they were lovely x
I only done flowers for me bridesmaids h2b and best man x
I've paid for my wedding parties and family members have added to the order for their own.. maybe explain the circumstances and ssknthem to pay for theirs if they want them, and if they have an issue (which hopefully they wouldn't) ask them to cover the expense in lieu of gifts?
Only flowers I bothered with was a bouquet for me (artificial, made myself for about a tenner) and buttonhole for hubbie.
If you're on a budget why have so many bridesmaids & groomsmen? (Unless you have 5 sisters I guess). There is no rule about that sort of thing! Do what you can afford and don't stress about it as it's YOUR day and the main thing you and your HTB are happy! All the best!
It's your wedding! If the cost is too much then don't have them :) you choose what you want, not what's the "norm"
I haven't heard this and my grandparents are not having flowers x
We decided on our wedding in January and did it on the 1st October so know the budget thing well. We decided on foam posys and we did them for me (the bride) and our 1 bridesmaid. Later we had skimped elsewhere in our budget and got some cheap foam buttonholes that would match in colour and we got enough for the whole wedding party (36 guests). All in all they all cost me £40. On the day no regrets, except I would have gone a larger with my posy, and I was looking for one, but never found one that didn't cost lots and that looked like a close match so settled as I had got so they both matched.
We're only having bridesmaids groomsmen both mums and my brother both fathers have passed away. Not having aunties and uncles as my fella has loads
We only did parents and those immediately involved in the wedding. This is what we had xx
And corsages for mums xx
I'd just have your parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen otherwise you'll go on forever x
Groom, best man, mum dad both sides , that's all you need . Enjoy your dad and try not to stress too much .
I saw an article that said you can cut flower cost by asking local parish council or WI to do them and just give a reasonable donation
Im not even married but quite frankly there's no "being mean" or "doing it wrong" your day is exactly as it states YOUR DAY.... therefore your decisions so stop stressing and ENJOY x
When we go married no one except me and the bridesmaids/flower girls had flowers and only the men in the wedding party had button holes. x
Thank you all..I decided with carnation button hole for my two grandads and ushers. I have a pretty big family lol 3 sisters 1 best friend and my daughter are bridesmaid's.. but I'm having gypsophlis bouquets and button holes for the groomsmen.