Post # 1
We’re only 7 days out, and FI picked up his tux this morning. I really hadn’t even thought about how the boutonnieres were going to look with pocketsquares. The gal at the tux shop said most people wear both, they just don’t have the pocketsquare sticking out a lot. Then I googled, and basically, it’s all just a mess of conflicting opinions.
Here are three photos – what do you think? This is FI’s tux, the groomsmen will have plum vests/ties/pocketsquares and the dads will have black vests/ties/pocketsquares. The dads WILL be wearing boutonnieres because my dad would have a hissy if he didn’t have one.
I am leaning one way after seeing it in person that I didn’t think I was leaning when googling… but want to see what you all think. FI is no help, he has no opinion at all. He does want the fuller boutonnieres if we use them though, he doesn’t like the look of a single flower or real narrow boutonniere. So the style of bout is not up for debate.
#1: Pocket square only
#2. Boutonniere Only
Post # 3
We are doing both. I think it looks very nice with both of them!
Post # 4
We are doing both as well.
Post # 5
We are doing both, and our pocket square isn’t the same color as the vests (to pick up both our colors).
Post # 7
I think that both looks really nice
Post # 8
We are doing just pocket squares to save some money. The best man’s pocket square matches the color of the maid of honors dress, and all the other guys have pocket squares that match the color or my bridesmaids. But i do like both.
Post # 9
I think Option No. 3 (both) is a very classy look!
Post # 10
Thanks – I like the look of both too, so that’s what we’ll be doing (whew, and my work on the boutonnieres wasn’t wasted!). But in my head, and in some of the pictures I googled, I really hated the look of two, it was very busy. But I think with our simple color scheme, it will be good.
Post # 12
I think men are more comfortable with pocket squares than boutonniers. And what do you do with the boutonnieres afterwards?
Post # 13
@NAvery: We’re doing pocket squares only for the groom and groomsmen, and then my Man of Honor will be wearing a boutonniere that will somewhat match the bridesmaid bouquets (though he might wear both, we haven’t decided yet). My fiance didn’t want a boutonniere at all, so we decided that none of his groomsmen should have them either if he wasn’t wearing one. We also thought it might help my Man of Honor stand out a little more and be more obviously part of the bridal party if he wore one.
I saw that you are planning to do both, though, and I think both in the picture you posted looks nice and not too busy at all.