Expert October 2018 Saskatchewan

Corsage alternative for moms

Clarissa, on 5/June/2018 at 11:57 Posted in Wedding fashion
So I need some feedback.
Neither I not my fiance like the idea of corsages. They just feel old and dated and unnecessary to us so we are planning on skipping them for our mother's. However I still want to give them something so that they stand out and feel special on the day. They're both very sentimental and lean toward a lot of the old traditions. I also don't really care for flowers that much so we are keeping them to a minimum for decor. We also are planning to skip boutineers for the guys and instead have pocket squares.

I was thinking of getting some old vintage or vintage inspired broaches for them. Maybe some that say mother of the bride and mother of the groom. We will be having lots of vintage and 1920's and 30's elements incorporated into decor as our venue is a historic building from the 1930s. So they wont seem out of place with them. What are your thoughts? Is this a good alternative or is there something else you can suggest?

Corsage alternative for moms 1

Corsage alternative for moms 2

Corsage alternative for moms 3


  • Clarissa
    Expert October 2018 Saskatchewan
    Clarissa ·
    Thanks for all the feedback. I have talked to my mom and she said she's ok with no corsages. I will discuss it with my fmil closer to our wedding date. His sister is getting married in less than a month so I'm waiting till they are done with her wedding and have had some time to relax before bombarding them with our wedding.
  • Vinod
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
    I like the idea your doing for the mothers. I would choose the peacock brooch to stand out and they can wear it anytime or many outfits.
  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·

    You are totally speaking my language! We weren't into boutonnieres or corsages either, so the guys did pocket squares instead and we skipped corsages for the moms. I did check with our moms to make sure they didn't feel slighted in any way! I offered to do something else if they wanted like carrying a really small bouquet or a single flower stem, but they said they were fine!

    I really like your broach idea!

  • Jennifer
    Featured July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·

    The broach is such a fun idea. number 2 and 3 are GORGEOUS!!!
    and it counts as a gift for them if you were planning that.

  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·

    I think the broach idea is perfect! Definitely something to mark them out as different and they can also keep it and maybe use it again.

  • Candace
    Super May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
    I think the broach idea is perfect! Especially if it fits the theme and their interests! You can always get the broaches after they pick their outfits so it will match them
  • Alexandra
    Featured November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
    I love the brooches! It’s like a little keepsake!
  • Tori
    Featured October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori Online ·

    I love this idea - especially the broach that has mother on it. Anyone can wear a broach but only the moms would dare to wear one that says mom.

  • B
    Devoted September 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
    Great Idea!
  • Clarissa
    Expert October 2018 Saskatchewan
    Clarissa ·
    I am planning on getting their feedback closer to the day and then having them help me pick something that goes with both of their outfits (either same one or complimenting ones). My mom already has her dress and we would be able to pin something without ruining the dress but I don’t know if his mom has picked one yet.
  • Leah
    Featured April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
    I think the broaches are lovely, but agree that you may want to check with them first.

    Alternatively you can maybe get them a bracelet or earrings.
  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·

    I think it's a nice alternative but I would check with the mothers in case it a) clashes with their outfits or b) potentially ruins their outfit (I know pins can sometimes be heavier than corsages).

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