So I was having a discussion with DM last night about a dress she has bought to wear to my wedding, and she said she'd decided against it as the fabric is quite thin 'and so she wouldn't be able to attach a corsage'.
Is this something I'm expected to get???? I have never heard of women having one, we have buttonholes for the groom and best men, but for mother of the bride too?
We had traditional buttonholes for the male wedding-party and orchids for the ladies. By wedding party I mean those in direct line of the bride/groom, ie parents and grandparents, siblings and of course children from previous relationships if any, although did not include bridesmaids as they 'stood out' anyway.
I got my mum one which had a magnet to attach it rather than a pin, so it didn't put a hole in her jacket. I also got my sil a wrist corsage, as she was taking the place of the best man, and my daughter got a flower wand.....
The groom, father of the bride and father of the groom had buttonholes. The mothers didn't and nobody mentioned it (and they would have if they thought it was important!). We bought the mums flowers as gifts that we gave later, but not to wear. If it's important to her then it's probably worth you getting her something, but I don't think it's a requirement.