Post # 1
I just discovered, from reading another thread, that apparently I wasted our money on getting boutonnieres made for my FI and his groomsmen (we went the silk flowers route, everything is made and paid for).
We’re having a beach wedding in Florida in October, and FI decided that he wanted himself and his groomsmen in grey pants, white button up shirts, and navy ties. No vests, no jackets, since it’ll be pretty warm.
Bees did I waste our money? FI thinks it’s absolutely ridiculous that bouts should only be for on a jacket and immediately found a ton of pictures of wedding parties without jackets that had the bouts directly on the shirt. I think it’s a little weird, but he’s insistent that it’s fine…
Post # 3
Wear them however you want!!!! They’ll look great!
No one on the internet (or in real life) can tell you what to do!!
Post # 4
@CakeyP: Ha thanks that made me feel a little better 🙂
I think I’m a little sensitive about it because I really wish that FI would agree to wear a jacket, just for the ceremony.
Post # 5
I think it will be fine. google image boutinierre no jacket and some pictures come up. I think it looks good. Our ushers will probably do this. We didn’t want to make them rent or buy a tux just to be an usher and they don’t own suits. They will look good enough with a shirt and tie and the boutineer will distinguish them from other guests
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@ebarnes0: errrr I’ve never heard of that. My husband didn’t want to wear his jacket either, so we pinned the bout on his vest. I think it looked fine?
Post # 7
Totally fine! We are doing the same. My fiance will be the only one wearing a vest, the groomsmen will just have shirts and suspenders. We’re getting married May 31st in the desert so no jackets for anyone! 🙂
Post # 8
It’s but the norm, but if you think it looks good, wear it. It is not without precedent, either, to pin a flower on a shirt.
Post # 9
“Boutonnière” means “buttonhole,” and I personally think pinning a flower to a shirt is a little ridiculous. But let him do what he wants. It’s not worth fighting over.
Post # 10
My husband & his groomsmen wore them on their vests (they didn’t wear jackets).