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    Question Corsages & Boutonnieres

    Does anyone know the purpose of these?

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    Fashion accessory (originally pinned over the heart and to ward off evil) and honoring the recipient and event (keepsake). It's supposed to show who is who in a wedding (more elaborate indicates family relation). For example, a mother of the groom an orchid, the groom a rose and groomsmen carnations or different colored rose. But that's not always the case.

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    And here my cynical self was thinking.... "to make the florist more money." Thank you for the information Sara.

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    My answer was goofy:
    To fill up those holes in mens lapels and to drive whoever is pinning it on & doesn't know what they are doing bonkers.
    Good answer Sara.




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    Thanks Sara!

    I was thinking it was more along the lines of hiding any spilled food on your dress at the chest level *lol* besides making you feel special b/c you have flowers on and for noting who's immediately in the wedding or 'visible respected parties'

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    I was thinking they were to ID members of the wedding party and to honor special people (i.e., I made a corsage for my great-aunt when I got married just because she's been very special to me and has no grandchildren of her own).

    I made all my corsages and boutonnieres, so no paying the florist here.

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    To add a good smell to the grooms side after they were out all night and for the brides side to help is the grooms side accidentally bumps in to them..

    Trust me, I've been to one of those.. Flowers were needed..

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