This week, Nikki wrote to us at our AskMartha mailbox (askMartha@marthastewartweddings.com) with this question:
Who gets a corsage or boutonniere at my wedding?
Money is tight, but she still wants to honor people, so where does she draw the line?
In general, etiquette doesn't require you to give anybody a corsage or boutonniere. (You could probably even skip the groomsmen and maybe even the groom, and nobody would notice!) But it's common enough that all parents and grandparents will probably be expecting it -- so at the very least, make sure they're given one.
Maybe a godparent could be included, or siblings -- but beware: Once you start making the circle bigger, you may have aunts or uncles who are hurt to be left out of it.
Who are you giving corsages or boutonnieres to?
And speaking of, check out these great leaf boutonnieres -- very masculine and potentially inexpensive. And since this is Martha Stewart Weddings, after all, I feel bound to mention: You could always expand the list inexpensively if you make your own!