Post # 1
How hard it is to actually pin on boutonnieres? My florist keeps trying to sell me the package where they will pin on the bouts for us (mainly the groomsmen are what I’m worried about) but I don’t really want to pay the extra money for that (I think the package upgrade is $50). Is it really that difficult? Or is she just trying to sell? What did you do? Should I just shell out the $50 for the peace of mind?
ETA: The guys are getting ready separate from us so they would have to pin each others. I was thinking about asking an aunt who is staying at the same hotel to help out.
Post # 3
People have been managing it on their own for proms and weddingsmforma long time, they arent that hard. If you need to I am sure youtube has videos to show them how to do it.
Post # 4
It’s not the easiest thing to do, but you can totally learn how to do it on our own. We’re practicing with stand in bouts using YouTube vids and how-to’s on the interwebs. I’m also doing this with how to fold the pocket squares, haha.
Post # 5
honestly, my photographer did it for everyone. Took her about 2 minutes. She said she always does them. Your florist sounds like she is trying to scam you. Is it too late to dump her? I don’t like the idea of someone trying to make an extra buck off me.
Post # 6
they are charging extra? my florist pinned them for us for free.
Post # 7
Yeah, I’m surprised they’re charging extra! I think you’ll have a ton of people around to do that. No need to pay for the florist to do it. And, I bet the guys can figure it out. 🙂
Post # 8
This is a perfect job to ask an aunt or grandmother to help out with. They have likely done this many times.
One tip- take a new eraser, cut it into little cubes and give one out to each person wearing a corsage or boutonniere. Perfect to put on the tip of the pin so it doesn’t poke you and the pin can’t slide out of the material. Men can simply put it on the pin under their lapel. Women can poke the tip of the pin to the underside of their dress then put the erasor on,so it is not visible from the outside.
Post # 9
I don’t think you should buy it from the florist. It is easy enough to do and there are always references that you can use to help you if you are having difficulty trying to do this.
Post # 10
@MrsBeck: that’s so ridiculous! I find it weird that they would charge a fee for it and even if it was somehow a problem, family members are there to help and would love to do so!
Post # 11
If you are worried about them not looking good, I would pay to have the florist do it. $50 is not alot for peace of mind! I would ask the moms/grandmothers/aunts or whoever will be there if they know how to do it. I know if someone asked me to pin one, I really wouldn’t know what to do. I could probably figure it out, but it might be crooked, etc.
I would probably pay to have it done correctly.
Post # 12
Wow — what a money suck!! Like PP have said, ask a female (or even an in-the-know male) family member to help out with this task.
Post # 13
Don’t do it! Just another vendor trying to suck your money away on your “big day.”