Post # 1
I want boutonnieres but I don’t like the look of most of them – they seem too big and bulky. I’d seen where groomsmen wear boutonnieres made out of a cluster of pearls and I liked them. However, I just ran the idea by my mom and she doesn’t like it. She says that those are for girls and I shouldn’t force men to wear them. My point back was why should I force men to wear flowers in the first place because most men see them as girly.
My mom also said she particularly doesn’t care for boutonnieres and she thinks that they are ugly, but that people do them at a wedding, so I need to make the traditional boutonierres even if I don’t like them.
So what do you bees think? Is it too girly to use the pearl boutonneires? Any other good ideas for boutonnieres?
Post # 3
I found ones on etsy that are silk butterflies that we’re using. The butterflies are symbolic for me and in memory of family members that have passed away.
Post # 4
How about feathers and buttons on burlap?
Post # 5
@girlfromwollaston: That’s a really unique idea and I love that it has sentimental value to it.
@momolove: I actually love those, but they do not go with my wedding theme at all, which is more of a modern victorian theme.
Post # 6
You don’t actually have to do them. We are not and no one has a problem with it. Do you have a picture of the pearl ones for us to see?
Post # 7
Not sure of your colors, but I’m doing craspedia bouts. They don’t look girly.
Post # 8
And I’ve seen ribbon bouts before like this:
DIY Ribbon Boutonniere
Or you could do:
Or button bouts, old key bouts, if your guy fishes, look up fishing lure bouts. Or you could make paper flowers from old book pages or sheet music.
Or don’t do bouts and have an old Victorian looking handkerchief sticking out of their jacket pocket.
Post # 9
I think boutonnieres can help tie in color themes, and pull the whole look of a bridal party together, but they aren’t a must. You can def. do really simple ones..
some of these are neat, and then something like this is really simple:
Post # 10
@dayl20: I think that unless they’re done perfectly with the wedding theme, that they tend to look silly.
Post # 11
@dayl20: Modern Victorian…look up steampunk weddings and see if you like any of the guys choices. 🙂
Post # 12
I think flowers can go well with many themes but I don’t feel they are needed. I think some of the options above are unique but I would def. go with something that ties into other decor/lady bouquets.
Post # 13
I know you’re talking about no flowers. But we’re doing billy balls.