(Closed) Guest boutonnieres

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: If provided, would you pin on a boutonniere as a wedding guest?
    Yes- I think the meaning behind it is nice and I would like to wear a flower : (20 votes)
    54 %
    No- I wouldn't pin the flower on myself : (13 votes)
    35 %
    Other- please specify : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would pin if it was given to me, in no way would I say no. But will this get expensive if you have to buy alot of flowers?

    I do like the meaning, very sweet! But I don’t think it’s necessary to do this unless you really want to.

    Post # 4
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m confused… so are the boutonnieres in leu of a favor? In my mind the point of the boutonieres/corsages are to highlight special people – fathers, siblings, grandparents… So I would be really confused as a guest why I would get a flower.. Also women’s “boutonnieres” are different.. they have ribbon etc… I think it’s interesting, but as a guest would be confused.

    Post # 5
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I know my aunt gave every get a rose at her wedding.  I also saw a great escort card idea in Martha Stewart magazine once where they made little bows out of frabric, attached them to pins, and then attached those to cards with the guests’ name and table on them.  All the guests can wear the bows during the reception–I thought it was cute (and might be cheaper than getting boutineres for everyone). 

    Post # 6
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think it depends on the size of your wedding.  Mine is super small, 14-16 people including us.  So I’m finding a small job for everyone and getting everyone a boutineer or wrist corsage to make everyone a part of the day.  But if there were 140 people it would be another story altogether.

    And I’m making sure they’re distinctive from Mr. C’s and our fathers bouts and our mom’s corsages. 

    Post # 9
    46230 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It would depend for me:

    -what fabric my dress was made of- some expensive fabrics are not meant to be pierced and would in fact be damaged by that

    -what you were expecting me to wear- if I didn’t agree with the cause or thought it was ugly or didn’t go with my dress, I wouldn’t wear it. I spent time accessorizing my outfit  and your surprise wasn’t part of it.


    Post # 10
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Have a few that are wrist corsages available for ladies who don’t want to stick a pin in their chiffon dress?

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