Chances are, if you are here, you are looking to know a few things about Boutonnieres. Every wedding i have the honor of photographing, there is always one sure thing that happens…helping put on all the damn boutonnieres! So, Get ready to learn everything you need to know about this fancy chest garnish in this Ultimate Guide To Boutonnieres.
First off, what the heck is a boutonniere? It’s a small flower arrangement worn by the groom on the lapel of their suits or tux on special occasions, particularly weddings. They have a long been a traditional part of weddings, but they can also be a cool and personalized accessory to complete your wedding ensemble.
But before we start, have you thought about who will capture you when you are looking dapper AF on your wedding day? Hi, I’m TJ, and I would love to learn all about you and what you’re cooking up for you wedding. And hey, while we’re at it, let’s make sure those boutonnieres are looking sharp too.
The word “boutonniere” comes from the French word “boutonnière,” which means buttonhole. They were first worn in the 16th century when men used to wear flowers in the buttonholes of their jackets as a symbol of their allegiance to a particular political faction. Over time, the practice became more fashionable, and became a popular accessory for special occasions that you see today.
You wouldn’t think there are more than one type of boutonniere, but there are several types that you can choose from. The most popular types include:
If you are looking for some more boutonniere ideas, check out this guide on 50 boutonniere ideas for any wedding style.
Attaching one is a simple process, but it’s important to do it correctly to ensure that it stays in place throughout your wedding. Here are the steps to follow when attaching a boutonniere:
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Here are some handy frequently asked questions about boutonnieres.
These gents can wear a boutonniere, but not the same as the groom. Theirs should be a little different — or at least smaller — than the groom’s, while still following the same style and color palette.
Fathers and grandfathers generally receive a boutonniere, as well. These can be in the same style as the groom or groomsmen, or completely different — it’s entirely up to you.
Typically, the best man or one of the groom’s parents will secure the boutonnière on the groom’s jacket. But, Gardenia admits that’s usually just for the photo op. Since they can be a little tricky to get just right, a stylist, planner, or florist on hand will usually do the final pin.
Boutonnieres are a classic accessory that can add just the right amount of kick to your wedding style. With this ultimate guide to boutonnieres, you now have everything you need to know to choose the perfect one for your Wedding.
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