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Catholic tradition of presenting flowers to Virgin Mary


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#1 superez

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    Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:56 PM

    Hi!
    Now that my fiance and I are looking over our mass and what readings to pick, etc, we are thinking of different traditions to incorporate. In addition to the mexican lazo and coins, we want to present flowers to the Virgin Mary. My question is this...it is usually roses, right? Does anyone know if it's a specific color like red or pink, or does it matter?? I've been to many a wedding where this takes place but never paid attention to the details! :)
    Thanks!

    #2 MelissaH

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      Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:59 PM

      I'm pretty sure white roses are customary, but I don't really think it matters...

      #3 Yari

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        Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:20 AM

        Wow, great question. I have no idea. I just know that it's roses. Sorry, I am no help.

        #4 starchild

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          Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:31 AM

          I don't know that it matters what color they are. My mom made my bouquet to present and the roses were orange, red, and pink. I went to a wedding once where they were a really pretty blue. I think anything goes.

          #5 AllureEventDesign

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            Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:46 AM

            White flowers are usually presented to the Virgin Mary as they represent virginal purity but really, you could make a smaller version of your bouquet to present to the Virgin and it would be ok.

            #6 superez

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              Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:42 PM

              Thank you ladies, that really helps! My bouquet is white roses and white lilies, so I was thinking of something a little diferrent for her, like pink roses. :)

              #7 JessiTaylor

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                Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

                BUMP!

                 

                I was planning to basically make an extra bridesmaids bouquet - does it have to be white flowers?

                 

                Also a friend told me that the bouquet for the virgin should be bigger than the bridesmaids bouquet (and possibly mine, im not sure the conversation was in spanish and i got a bit lost)

                 

                Im not catholic (but having mixed marriage in catholic church) so i need to learn these traditions as i go!



                #8 WeddingCancun

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                  Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

                  Originally Posted by JessiTaylor 

                  BUMP!

                   

                  I was planning to basically make an extra bridesmaids bouquet - does it have to be white flowers?

                   

                  Also a friend told me that the bouquet for the virgin should be bigger than the bridesmaids bouquet (and possibly mine, im not sure the conversation was in spanish and i got a bit lost)

                   

                  Im not catholic (but having mixed marriage in catholic church) so i need to learn these traditions as i go!


                  usually people leave roses, because roses are the most traditional. About sizes, it doesn't really matter, as long as flowers are beautiful!

                   

                  white roses and white alstroemeria bouquet, with foliage


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