|Boutonnieres are usually made of one to two small flowers, and at times filler and/or greenery. The flower of choice is much more elegant and classic when chosen to match the style of the tux or suit worn, and is always about 1/4 the size of a corsage or smaller. If desired, ribbon maybe used to satin wrap the stem, but please avoid using bows on boutonnieres. |
Note: If using fresh flowers, please make sure that they are processed properly to insure adequate prolonged life. Mist with cool water and place on tissue in a box or in a corsage bag. Keep refrigerate.
Helpful Tip: When designing a boutonniere, consider the flowers that they will complement. For example, it is always nice for a Groom’s boutonniere to complement the Bride’s bouquet whether it is by using the same type, color, or texture of flowers. And the same holds true for the rest of the wedding party.
You may also consider uncommon materials, to add a masculine touch. Boutonnieres using a small wooden or metal bead slipped over the stem; a piece of leather or even a piece of bamboo look very up to date. You may also think about using “less” when it comes to the flowers boutonnieres—just an acorn, or an interesting leaf. This will help to give a classic look that will help any man look his best.
How to pin on and wear boutonniere:
Helpful Tip: A boutonniere is always worn on the left side of the body. For a clean polished look try weaving the Boutonniere Pin through the underside of the lapel. This keeps the head of the pin from showing, for a smart look. Another alternative to Boutonniere Pins, try using a strong adhesive magnet made especially for corsages and boutonnieres. One part of the magnet sticks to the underside of the boutonniere, while the other side is slid under the lapel, attracting itself to the magnet and clamping the boutonniere in place.