Post # 1
OK – question. I’m trying to keep our budget down, and am debating who all needs boutonnieres. Has anyone scrapped them for the groomsmen, and just had the groom wearing one? They’ll be distinguished as groomsmen by their suits and vests already… and if you scrap them for the guys, do you still give boutonnieres to the dads? Hmm… what do you think is appropriate? Thanks!
Post # 3
I think it would be okay to skip the bouts for the groomsmen, but I would probably still give them to the dads. As a possible cost-cutter, have you considered single flower bouts? That would probably help out a lot!
Post # 4
We’re skipping them and just going for pocket squares! totally doable!
Post # 5
You can totally skip them for the groomsmen…maybe give them to just the dads? Or, if you have time to learn to make it yourself it won’t be too expensive. Recruit a Bridesmaid or Best Man or two and practice. We’re doing that and then it comes down to like $2 a bout instead of $5-10.
Post # 7
We are not having any. But you could also do the pocket squares those can be pretty cheap at least from the dads if you feel like you would rather them have something
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters
Honestly, I don’t think anything is absolutely necessary. It’s your wedding, I don’t think anyone will think badly for you for not having bouts. If you do want them, however, have you thought about making them yourself? You can use silk flowers for them to keep costs low.
Post # 9
OK, so another question… bridesmaids dresses are dark brown, and suits are tan with dark brown ties…. I’m trying to incorporate some color – a peacock blue and yellow/gold somehow…. would you stick with brown pocket squares and just add color with the girls’ flowers? Thanks everyone!!
Post # 10
Personally, I don’t think they are necessary. We didn’t do them at all and no one missed it. When I asked my groom if he cared about having a boutonniere, he was like, a what? That was my answer right there! 🙂
Post # 11
We’re skipping them. Our guys aren’t wearing jackets, so they’d look a little silly pinned on their shirts.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I’d do the pocket squares in a matching/complimentary color to the girls’ flowers. But dark brown would look good, too… but why not let the men have some color, too? 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
There’s a lot of DIY options where you can keep the cost low, and using non real flower or feathers you can have really cheap and cute boutonnieres for all of them 🙂
but if you dont want them to use boutonnieres, there’s not an must have rule about it 😉
Post # 14
I would try to find a chocolate pocket square with your accent color also on it, nothing to busy just something soft looking not harsh and then put that accent color in your girls bouquet.
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Post # 16
I’d say you can do whatever you like. I’m also cringing at the number of bouts I’ll need to purchase or make. Martha Stewart has some really cute ribbon bouts I’m considering making for houseparty & potentially groomsmen. I’ll porbably stick with the real thing for moms & grandmothers though.