Boutonniere (also known as flowers boutonniere) is the male equivalent for the bodice worn by a woman.
Boutonniere is usually a selection of one or two small flower, fern or individual with little greenery.
It is worn, most often in formal occasions like a wedding.
Boutonniere is always placed on the left lapel of the suit or tuxedo.
Best man, usher, father of the bride and groom wear flowers in buttonholes. If the bride has someone else that goes her to the altar, that person should wear buttonholes also. If a woman accompanies the bride, she should wear a corsage.
You can make a groom flowers boutonniere, unlike other boutonniere, choosing different colors for it. If you prefer the groom and his attendants wear the same color flower, demand that the groom shall be with double flower.
Boutonniere is one of the simplest flower arrangements made.
If you try to save money on wedding, you can do it yourself, here are some instructions.
Boutonniere color should match the overall color theme wedding. The choice of the boutonniere is made depending on the bride’s bouquet.
If the bride’s bouquet is impressive, colorful, boutonniere should be as well. The choice of the boutonniere is simple but depends always of the bride and her dress.
For quite some time, the desire to personalize as much as possible this beautiful event, the wedding, bridal couple accessories take shapes much more special. Thus, the boutonniere can be chosen depending on the wedding theme or the season. A summer boutonniere may be a little sunflower, a fall boutonniere could be a maple leaf that suits for a rustic wedding or a mini lavender pine cone as well.
Buttonhole is worn on the left side because it is closer to the heart. Its size must be chosen depending on the size of the one who wears it. If the groom is not very tall, or not very solid, a large buttonhole with flowers and accessories is not recommended.
You should be very careful when you choose the flowers for the groom because in some cases he can be prone to allergies. It would be an unpleasant surprise on your wedding day. In such cases choose artificial flowers or other materials.
We all know that the bride is in the center of attention on every wedding but you should not forget the importance of the groom’s boutonniere, he must stand out somehow beside the bride.