Post # 1
I’m working on the flowers for my wedding. I’ve got the bouquets pretty much done, but I’m so confused about the boutineers and coursages. I need some for the groom, groomsmen, family members, and other participants.
If it matters, I’m using English garden roses. I’m carrying a pink bouquet and the bridesmaids will have yellow bouquets. The flowers come in three sizes.
My question is, should the groom’s bout be the same as the groomsmen’s bouts? And should the other ones be different than the bridal parties? Should I do a large flower for the groom, medium for groomsmen, and small for everyone else? And how many flowers go on the coursage, aren’t they usually more? But I don’t want them bigger than the wedding party’s boutineers…
So, any help (with pictures!) would be appreciated.
Post # 3
A traditional boutonniere has a single flower or a single focus flower with a some smaller filler or greenery. A traditional corsage has three focus flowers, sometimes with smaller filler or greenery. As to whether the groom’s is the same as the groomsmen’s, that is up to you. Most of my weddings I try to tell a little story with the flower types I use in the personals, and I usually use an element in the groom’s bout that is common to the bride’s bouquet. I would recommend against making a larger boutonniere if the groom or groomsmen are also wearing pocket squares, as that can be overwelming.
Post # 4
@Goodatlove: For my bouquet, I used lots of garden roses, a bunch of different wildflowers and tree fern. My Maid/Matron of Honor had a smaller version of my bouquet. In the boutonnières, we did DH’s boutonnière with pink, yellow and white wildflowers with tree fern, BM’s boutonnière with purple and pink wildflowers and tree fern and the ring bearers had one with yellow, pink and tree fern and the other with pink and purple wildflowers and tree fern.