(Closed) Boutonnieres Necessary?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it would be okay to skip the bouts for the groomsmen, but I would probably still give them to the dads.  As a possible cost-cutter, have you considered single flower bouts?  That would probably help out a lot!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re skipping them and just going for pocket squares! totally doable!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You can totally skip them for the groomsmen…maybe give them to just the dads? Or, if you have time to learn to make it yourself it won’t be too expensive. Recruit a BM or two and practice. We’re doing that and then it comes down to like $2 a bout instead of $5-10.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Totally scrapable!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are not having any. But you could also do the pocket squares those can be pretty cheap at least from the dads if you feel like you would rather them have something

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

Honestly, I don’t think anything is absolutely necessary.  It’s your wedding, I don’t think anyone will think badly for you for not having bouts.  If you do want them, however, have you thought about making them yourself?  You can use silk flowers for them to keep costs low. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Personally, I don’t think they are necessary.  We didn’t do them at all and no one missed it.  When I asked my groom if he cared about having a boutonniere, he was like, a what?  That was my answer right there!  🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re skipping them. Our guys aren’t wearing jackets, so they’d look a little silly pinned on their shirts.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’d do the pocket squares in a matching/complimentary color to the girls’ flowers. But dark brown would look good, too… but why not let the men have some color, too? 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

There’s a lot of DIY options where you can keep the cost low, and using non real flower or feathers you can have really cheap and cute boutonnieres for all of them 🙂

but if you dont want them to use boutonnieres, there’s not an must have rule about it 😉

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would try to find a chocolate pocket square with your accent color also on it, nothing to busy just something soft looking not harsh and then put that accent color in your girls bouquet.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Find a patterned silk brown with yellow and blue, to pull the flowers together. It won’t take much for pocket squares if you want to sew them yourself. Maybe $3 for a half a yard vs. $3-5 for each bout.

 

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mainebows.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pocket-square.jpg&imgrefurl=http://mainebows.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc%3FScreen%3DPROD%26Product_Code%3Dpocketsquare%26Category_Code%3DPS&usg=__y_DwvahUHab4ityNSCBeAkFzq4I=&h=409&w=400&sz=30&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=liA54srMBipiJM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=122&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dyellow%2Band%2Bbrown%2Bpocket%2Bsquare%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4ADBF_enUS309US311%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1  And buying one like this could be 500% the price of a boutennierre! But that’s kinda what I am talking about.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’d say you can do whatever you like. I’m also cringing at the number of bouts I’ll need to purchase or make. Martha Stewart has some really cute ribbon bouts I’m considering making for houseparty & potentially groomsmen. I’ll porbably stick with the real thing for moms & grandmothers though.

 

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/good-things/ribbon-flower-boutonniere?autonomy_kw=ribbon%20Boutonniere&rsc=header_9

 

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