Post # 1
My groom and our four groomsmen will be wearing khaki linen pants at our wedding. The groom is wearing an ivory short sleeve Tommy Bahama silk shirt, untucked. The groomsmen are wearing similar shirts that are blue in color. I thought it best, initially, to just skip doing bouonnieres for the guys, because they’re not really flowery kinda guys and we’re keeping things fairly casual. Only problem is that now, my sweet love, who will be my husband in ummmm…. 12 days…. has out of nowhere, mentioned that he really wants to wear a boutonniere and he wants all the guys and our dads to wear them also. So…. what the heck kind of boutonnieres should I do? And, where do we pin them? There’s no tux, no jacket, no pocket on the shirts…. my mom talked to a florist and she said I can let her know by next weekend and she’ll be able to make them, but I have to know what I want. I don’t know what I want. Any of you know what I might want… or what might not look totally random?
Post # 3
What are your wedding flowers? A white calla lily would look very pretty and also summery to go along with your groomsmen attire.
Post # 4
I would do something small and light. You don’t want a large flower pulling on the shirt. I have to disagree with BTBee, because I hate calla lilies for bouts. They are just too big in my opinion. Want about a small white ranunculus? Or something green like a kermit mum? What are your colors?
Post # 5
I personally love alstroemeria because they are light, small, and come in many colors. with their size/weight, you could pin a small boutonniere onto the lapel of the tommy bahama shirt without it looking completely out of place. orchids are also an option if you go with orchids, I think you should stick with a single bloom in each bout, maybe two for the groom but that’s it. you could do more with the alstroemeria. have you considered leis as well, if that’s your style?
Post # 6
I am having a beach wedding where the groom and groomsman are wearing linen pants and guayberas (misspelled…). I’m DIYing cute seashell butonnieres for the men. I have seen herbs used instead of flowers. Actually i have the book DIY Bride and there is a page where it shows you how to make a herb butonnieres…they look really cute and easy!
Oh: if it’s outside in like pine tree area maybe small pine cones! …or cat tails and grass for a beach wedding from the dunes…or little sticks with your emblem or theme to your wedding or ribbon in your theme…maybe a make it yourself fabric flower instead of real ones.. Leaves and twigs would be manly and cute too!
I really think you can pin them just to the shirt. The guayberas have pockets, but there are online pictures where it show groomeman without the pocket shirts wearing butonnieres…
Post # 7
I’m sorry — I should’ve been more clear. I meant a mini calla lily, which is much much smaller than a regular one.