(Closed) did anyone NOT do boutonnieres?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Everyone does them, even in very casual weddings.  I don’t really like them, so I did a search on some popular sites and this is what I came up with.  You can do something that he can relate to, like if he plays golf, glue ribbon and small simple flower to a golf tee.  If he has a favorite sport – maybe a patch with flower trim, or a button with a slogan attached to ribbon & a silk bud.  If his father was in the army, a medal of some kind  or a pocket watch with a little baby’s breath attached.  Your florist can do something if you bring them the item.  Good luck.  

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I made ours.  We got a bouquet of red roses at walmart for about $12.00 and a small bundle of babys breath for $3.00.  I had floral tape, ribbon and straight pins from other projects for the wedding.  With those supplies I made 3 corsages and 5 boutonierres.  It took me about 30 minutes to assemble them the night before the wedding, and I laid them out on a tray of ice covered by a paper towel over night. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m kind of on the fence if I want them or not too. I’m doing all our flowers myself, and it’s no problem to make boutonnieres, but I do think they are sort of silly. I’m not doing corsages for the mothers/grandmothers either, silly to me. Who knows, when it gets closer I may change my mind LOL

What about just a colorful pocket square? Although if they have a colorful tie that might be too much.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My FH really doesnt like how they look so I think we wont be having them..

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t do them! I worked as a florist and while they are popular they are by no means a must!

I gave my DH the option of bout or pocket square, and he opted for nice pockesquares instead.

It incorporated our colours better and there was no worrying about the bouts being all squished in all that inevitable hugging after the ceremony and having them look like crap/ need replacements for photos.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Stace126:  i had pretty much the same conversation, with the whole “bouton-what” bit hahaha. only difference is that my fi is strongly against them. his response was “what? so theyre flowers? men dont wear flowers” hahaha

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had one just for the groom… and he forgot to put it on… Meh.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did skull lapel pins. I think it’s fun to make it personal.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We didn’t do them for the guys.  Turns out, no one notices whether or not there is a small flower pinned to your husband.

I did do them for the moms and grandmas

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We were actually having the same debate this weekend! I think we’ll either go for nice pocket squares or something like this ala Chuck Bass:

Or FI would probably really enjoy a fly lure as a fun surprise:

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Husband made his and his groomsmens. We loved them because we can keep them forever. (They’ll never die) We opted for non-floral for our groomsmen and bridesmaids.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Peoniesplease:  I really like this idea, and I bet it looked nice!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did pinwheel boutenneires just so the guys matched in that way.  Our groomsmen didn’t match the groom. 

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