(Closed) Are these silly for boutonnieres?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I think they’re great! 

Post # 5
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think this bout is very cool!


Post # 6
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

As fake flowers go, that one looks really nice to me. It looks well-made and well-shaped, and the color is nice.

I did real bouts, and they did look lovely, but I didn’t do any other flowers besides what went on people (corsages, bouts, and my bouquet – plus one arrangment for our backdrop) so having real flowers for those things was important to me. 

But having real flowers was a bit of a hassle (they have to be picked up at a certain time or you have to fuss with delivery), and the bout on my poor, teenage nephew looked pretty droopy and neglected pretty early in the evening (he HATED having to wear it). Had I had other flowers, I would have given in early to some consideration of silk flowers for bouts. Lots of brides do fake flowers, esp. for bouts, and I think they can look really nice, and save you some $ and the trouble real flowers can bring. 

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t love it. I think it may cheapen the look a bit. I guess my biggest issue is that it looks too feminine for a guy to wear. A single flower is always nice, andcheap. But whatever you do, I’m sure people won’t remember. They’ll be busy looking at you. 

Post # 8
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think they are silly, but they do seem a little feminine.  If you Google-image search “non-floral boutonnieres” there are tons of things that come up!  You can turn pretty much any craft store material/herbs/wheat into an awesome bout!


Post # 10
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Not a fan of the entire thing…

Post # 11
2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it looks cheap. 

Post # 15
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you don’t like bouts, why even have them? They aren’t a requirement, and it seems like finding ones you find “passable” just because they are simple/cheap is kind of pointless/a waste.

Post # 16
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like them on their own, but I agree with a PP that they give off a feminine vibe…more than other flowers and bouts do. They aren’t a requirement so if you see no reason to have them, then don’t. 🙂 I liked having ours because it helped guests know who was in the wedding during the reception and looked nice in pictures. We DIY’d ours for like $4-$5 each.

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