Post # 1
I’ve never really cared that much for boutonnieres (THAT’S how you spell that?! geez!), I don’t have a problem with them, it’s just something I could live without. I found these little guys and thought I could use them for groomsmens bouts with a white feather behind them (simple and cheap? SOLD.). I’m using white/silver for bm’s bouquets so I thought I could tie the two together with the same colors, same for Fiance and I, I have a red/black bouquet so I could do the same for his with those colors. But I keep seeing these pictures of these perfect, elegant bouts and it makes me wonder if the little, fake silver flower looks silly. What do you think?
Post # 3
I would not say they are silly if they fit your theme and your colors. It is really up to you and your future husband. Another option is a non-floral one like this :http://gallery.weddingbee.com/photo/diy-pinwheel-boutonniere
Post # 5
I think this bout is very cool!
Post # 6
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
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
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 # 9
I’m not a fan of the silver. Sorry 🙁 I would find something a bit more simple. There’s some great stuff on Etsy from $10 (or you could just use it as inspiration for a DIY project;) ).
Post # 10
Not a fan of the entire thing…
Post # 12
@ProfessorGirl: I’m not having a single real flower in my wedding, and I’m kind of proud of that fact lol. The bouquets are all real touch and I have a single rose submersed in water in my centerpieces and those are fake too. I’ve looked at real touch rose buds for the bouts and I didn’t like any of them so I’ve been trying to find an alternative that I like. And for .99 cents… I like these 😛
Post # 14
@bakerella: Oh my goodness, I just looked at that Etsy page, she has such awesome stuff! I’m probably going to just order something from there. Thank you so much!
Post # 15
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
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.