Post # 1
My FH decided not to do boutonnieres (bouts from here on out) for the groomspersons (he has complete control of his people’s attire) because of several allergies and he doesn’t really like the look of silk flowers. Whatever, not an issue, I really couldn’t care less about that. My father also cannot wear a bout because he will be in uniform.
My question is, with the groomsmen and FOB not wearing them…do I order any for the other guests of honor? The other father, the grandfathers, the ushers? Or do I follow the example of the main men and nix the entire thing?
Post # 3
I think you could go either way.
Because the groomsmen will be in tuxes, they are alread “special” and if you think these other guests of honor would like them its OK to order them
However, no biggy if you dont. We didnt have bouts for the guests of honor.
BTW yo could do herbs of feathers, succulents or other items for bouts due to allergies
Post # 4
I don’t think the ushers because they are “below” the groomsmen. For FOG and the grandfathers you can go either way, and I think it’s a nice touch if they do. They’re not “upstaging” the groom and groomsmen, because they are special guests in a different way. (p.s. for us it was just groom, groomsmen and fathers. Ushers didn’t, nor did the only surviving grandfather).
Post # 5
@ThreeMeers: I tried to talk him into something else…but he’s stubborn when he FINALLY makes up his mind.
@paula1248: Awesome advice; I think I’ll do that.