This is what we must do as the MOB when anyone suggests we wear a corsage. If someone proposes we don a wrist corsage I believe it is perfectly acceptable to drop the "thank you" part.
"Are you out of your mind (!?)" is a far more appropriate response.
Leave the flowers to the bride, the groom, all attendants and the tables.
The last time we should have worn a corsage was when we went to a prom. I take it you understand the use of the word "last" as in once upon a time and never again.
In the future I will delve into apparel
and accessory choices, but felt it was essential to get this one out there immediately. In my mind there is nothing quite as age inappropriate -- as in it makes us look older (this is my personal opinion mind you) -- than a corsage. Just look to the right and tell me if you don't agree with me.
I feel it's not necessary to address the flowers-in-the-hair issue.
Now, if our soon-to-be son-in-law feels it is his duty as part of The Wedding Rules Guidebook to give us a corsage, it is our duty to gently steer him away from this outdated obligation.
However, the last thing we MOBs wish to do is offend. So I would like to offer a floral alternative: One might delicately suggest a bouquet sent to our home (or hotel room as the case may be) would be ab-so-lute-ly dee-vine.