POLL – boutonniere or boutonniere + pocket square?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Bout or Bout + Pocket Square??
    Just the Bout : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Both! : (8 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    kristen182:  I never heard about using a pocket square instead of a boutonniere, but then again, I’ve never really paid attention if a pocket square was present on a guy’s tux in general.  I think it’s fine if a groom or groomsmen do either since they both look good, although if the boutonniere is on the larger side, the pocket square may not be neccessary. 

    I know you said you’re already set on a boutonniere, but I’ve seen a new trend of using flowers as a pocket square. A little of both worlds! 

    Post # 4
    1483 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    After a quick Google search, I decided that I think both is too much!  There are some pictures where it looks okay only if the pocket square is very small and neatly folded.  But, even then, it’s just okay, and why spend money on something that you have to fiddle with that will only look okay in the end?

    Post # 6
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My husband did both! I didn’t consider that he shouldnt… I think it looked fine!


    Post # 8
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Pocket squares are an ordinary part of any outfit that involves a jacket.  A busy, or distracting pocket square is not a good choice when wearing a boutonnière, as it should not compete.   One can never go wrong with a white linen pocket square in a TV fold (straight across, not peak or poof).

    Wearing a flower in one’s buttonhole, while also wearing a pocket square, has miles upon miles of classical precedent.  Many gentlemen, once upon a time, would wear both every day. 

    Post # 9
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    kristen182:  also, that would be the GP, not the BP, wearing the pocket squares 😉

    Post # 10
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    To me, both become distracting. I like one or the other. We debated doing just pocket squares. We ended up doing just bouts. 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  BeeLadylike.
    Post # 11
    1499 posts
    Bumble bee

    Both are overkill, I love the look of just bouts alone. The place we rented our tuxes from told us most people don’t do the pocket square anymore!

    Post # 12
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    kristen182:  Most of the tux shops in my area rent/sell tux’s with pocket square. We are just doing the pocket squares with our tux’s because my fiance hates boutonnieres and my wedding decorator has been telling me about the work shops she’s attended saying people are slowly fading out boutonnieres, many are going with silk flowers instead of real flowers, some are cutting out backdrops etc. Not sure how true it is but I’m just doing this to make my fiance happy. I would say if you are going to do a pocket square, have the whole bridal party with them but the groom have 1 colour and the groomsmen have a different colour! My fiance will have an ivory and the groomsmen teal. 

    Post # 13
    196 posts
    Blushing bee

    If your event is formal-just the boutonniere

    If it’s black tie-both the boutonniere and pocket square

    (Just an opinion, I’m no expert)

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