Post # 1
FI doesn’t want to wear a boutonniere – I don’t care either way. I suggested a pocket square instead.
1. Has anyone been to a wedding (or are doing this for your wedding) in which the guys didn’t wear boutonnieres? Did it look silly?
2. Where the heck can I find a printed pocket square? All I can find is solid ones but I want to jazz it up a bit if this is the direction I go in….. Google search is letting me down right now because I can’t find anything!
Any info is appreciated!
Post # 3
We went with pocket squares for our groomsmen, since they weren’t huge fans of wearing flowers, and the groom was wearing a millitary-esque uniform that you’re not allowed to put flowers on, so I kind of thought it would be weird for the groomsmen to have something the groom didn’t. They probably would have worn them if I’d asked, but I didn’t really care either way. I know there were a few options of patterned ones at the tux rental shop, but we went with solid.
Post # 4
i like the pocket squares! i haven’t gotten married yet but i really like the look of them.
here is a picture that has given me a little inspiration on the boutonnieres v pocket square
Post # 5
We are just doing pocket squares. I am going to make them. FI’s guys will wear the same color as my girl’s dresses and FI will wear two; one that matches my girl’s dresses and one that matches mine.
There are a ton of different ones that you can buy online. Just do a google search for “pocket squares”.
Here is just one link that I found: http://www.royalsilkusa.com/detail_pocketsilks.html?gclid=COiNotXtv6MCFQ0_agod_i6Jew
Post # 6
We had both boutonieres and pocket squares (and I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen someone in a tux without a pocket square and never in a wedding without a boutoniere – but to each their own).
Go to Google shopping and search “patterned pocket square” – a ton of options come up. Or just go buy some fabric in the pattern you want and cut it into the proper sized squares!
Post # 7
We’re just doing pocket squares. I think it’s funny that you are worried pocket squares might look silly, because I actually think that bouts look silly ;-). We went with a solid color though – if you can’t find patterened ones online or at Men’s Warehouse, etc that work, it would be super, SUPER easy to buy fabric and make them.
Post # 8
We ‘re doing both as well. Bouts and pocket squares. I think it looks so nice together.
Post # 9
We did just white pocket squares. They looked really nice-I’m not a fan of bouts at all. They always look dead at the end of the night. I would love to post pics but my husband would kill me. lol.
Post # 10
We did salmon fly brooches in our wedding colours. A friend of my dad’s designed it for us…it’s called the Miramichi Bride,
Post # 11
Your tux rental place should have matching options to go with their ties. Ask them first.
Post # 12
I’m doing this for my wedding! I think pocket squares work just fine and still look rather formal and honestly…buying flowers for the guys just seems like a waste of money, IMO.
Post # 13
So we went with the pocket squares…..
Unfortunately the tux place doesn’t have a sage green green one to match the vest/ties….and the ivory ones looked silly. So now I am going to either order some or go to a fabric store and purchase fabric to DIY them.
Thanks ladies for the opinions (and pics!)
Post # 14
@orangie: that is freaking adorable!
Post # 15
@MrsJKH2be: I think flowers on guys look silly. ^_^ FI didn’t want them. I don’t even think we are doing pocket sqaures. It’s not like no one is not going to know who he is.