The bridesmaids bouquets are selected to compliment their dresses and represent the wedding colors. Bridesmaids may also choose to wear fresh flowers in their hair.
The flower girl usually carries a basket of wedding flowers or rose petals to be sprinkled as she walks down the aisle.
The groom usually wears a boutonniere or a spray from the bridal bouquet. The boutonniere may be a rose, stephanotis or lily of the valley. The boutonniere is always worn on the LEFT lapel. You may want to ask your florist to pin the boutonnieres to ensure that they are placed correctly and will stay on throughout the day.
The usher's boutonniere is usually a carnation or rose that matches the colors of the bridesmaids dresses.
The mothers of both the bride and groom usually receive a corsage that compliments their dress. The corsage may either be designed to pin on their dress or be worn on the wrist. This would depend on the style of the dress.
The fathers of both the bride and groom usually receive boutonnieres that are different from those of the ushers.
Traditionally, grandparents receive corsages and boutonnieres.
Other Special Guests
You may have other guests that you want to feel special as well. In the case of a second marriage, you may have children that you want to make feel special. This may easily be done with a corsage or boutonniere.
You should also consider wedding flowers for your officiant or musicians, or any special assistants, such as the guest book or gift attendant.