(Closed) Boutonniere Dilemma ~ Advice Needed!

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What are your wedding flowers?  A white calla lily would look very pretty and also summery to go along with your groomsmen attire.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I would do something small and light. You don’t want a large flower pulling on the shirt. I have to disagree with BTBee, because I hate calla lilies for bouts. They are just too big in my opinion. Want about a small white ranunculus? Or something green like a kermit mum? What are your colors?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

I personally love alstroemeria because they are light, small, and come in many colors. with their size/weight, you could pin a small boutonniere onto the lapel of the tommy bahama shirt without it looking completely out of place. orchids are also an option if you go with orchids, I think you should stick with a single bloom in each bout, maybe two for the groom but that’s it. you could do more with the alstroemeria. have you considered leis as well, if that’s your style?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am having a beach wedding where the groom and groomsman are wearing linen pants and guayberas (misspelled…). I’m DIYing cute seashell butonnieres for the men. I have seen herbs used instead of flowers. Actually i have the book DIY Bride and there is a page where it shows you how to make a herb butonnieres…they look really cute and easy!

Oh: if it’s outside in like pine tree area maybe small pine cones! …or cat tails and grass for a beach wedding from the dunes…or little sticks with your emblem or theme to your wedding or ribbon in your theme…maybe a make it yourself fabric flower instead of real ones.. Leaves and twigs would be manly and cute too!

 I really think you can pin them just to the shirt. The guayberas have pockets, but there are online pictures where it show groomeman without the pocket shirts wearing butonnieres…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m sorry — I should’ve been more clear.  I meant a mini calla lily, which is much much smaller than a regular one.

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