real boutineer vs pocket sqare for the groomsmen when it comes to cost?

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 5
3083 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@partyplanner83:  Are you paying for the groomsmen’s tuxes, or are they? 

I think that it probably depends on the place though. I know when my brother was in a wedding, he had a pocket square and his tux was still under $200.


Post # 7
3403 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would think pocket squares would be cheaper. However, I would have never wanted the guys in anything but a real boutonniere.

Post # 8
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

In the scheme of things, my boutonnieres are only costing me $8 each so I think it is worth it. 

Post # 9
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@partyplanner83:  We had both pocket squares and boutonnieres for our groomsmen but we bought the pocket squares for our guys from The Tie Bar. The plain synthetic silk ones start at $5 for the regular size and they have a free shipping promo sometimes.





Post # 11
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

If you want to cut the budget, you save money on your side of the aisle. A bout is $8-15. A bouquet for a bridesmaid is much, much more, give the dudes some flowers and go with some less expensive bouquets for your girls if money is an issue.

Post # 12
1512 posts
Bumble bee

Our bouts are going to cost $7 each, Fi is the only one more expensive at $15. His is a large garden rose with gold sprayed italian ruscus and a loop of sparkle filler. Our groomsmen will have babys breath with the gold sprayed italian ruscus and loop of sparkle filler. The dad/grandparents and our MC’s will have plain italian ruscus and white dendronium orchids. Here are some loose mockups my florist did to get an idea:

She didn’t have any garden roses in the shop (just in a book of flowers) but this is the groomsmens bouts:

and for reference, my bridesmaids bouquets came out to $45 each, they are baby’s breath with the gold sprayed italisan ruscus and sparkle twigs, tied with a black ribbon and finished with a little gold brooch.


Post # 13
2451 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Bouts aren’t expensive. As a bee mentioned above, bridesmaids bouquets are much more expensive, i’d simplify those first before taking out bouts.

Post # 14
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

FI’s rose boutonnière cost $10. They’re cheaper than I thought they would be!

Post # 15
2426 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Honestly, the costs are probably around the same.  You can get pocket squares added into rentals, and the guys usually get to keep them.  However, that pocket square does add around 10 bucks to the rentals.  My fiance’s boutonniere is really fancy and was 12 dollars, and all the others were around 8.  

It is the bouquets for the bridesmaids that are the most expensive.  I’ve heard of people spending 100 and up on each one.  We were doing more simple bouquets (of roses though) for 60 each, and I’m sure a cheaper flower would be much less.  That is definitely a better place to save money


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