(Closed) Boutonnieres v. Pocket Squares

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We went with pocket squares for our groomsmen, since they weren’t huge fans of wearing flowers, and the groom was wearing a millitary-esque uniform that you’re not allowed to put flowers on, so I kind of thought it would be weird for the groomsmen to have something the groom didn’t.  They probably would have worn them if I’d asked, but I didn’t really care either way.  I know there were a few options of patterned ones at the tux rental shop, but we went with solid.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 i like the pocket squares! i haven’t gotten married  yet but i really like the look of them.

 

 here is a picture  that has given me a little inspiration on the  boutonnieres v pocket square

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are just doing pocket squares. I am going to make them. FI’s guys will wear the same color as my girl’s dresses and Fiance will wear two; one that matches my girl’s dresses and one that matches mine.

There are a ton of different ones that you can buy online. Just do a google search for “pocket squares”.

Here is just one link that I found: http://www.royalsilkusa.com/detail_pocketsilks.html?gclid=COiNotXtv6MCFQ0_agod_i6Jew

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had both boutonieres and pocket squares (and I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen someone in a tux without a pocket square and never in a wedding without a boutoniere – but to each their own).

Go to Google shopping and search “patterned pocket square” – a ton of options come up.  Or just go buy some fabric in the pattern you want and cut it into the proper sized squares!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re just doing pocket squares. I think it’s funny that you are worried pocket squares might look silly, because I actually think that bouts look silly ;-). We went with a solid color though – if you can’t find patterened ones online or at Men’s Warehouse, etc that work, it would be super, SUPER easy to buy fabric and make them.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We ‘re doing both as well.  Bouts and pocket squares.  I think it looks so nice together.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did just white pocket squares. They looked really nice-I’m not a fan of bouts at all. They always look dead at the end of the night. I would love to post pics but my husband would kill me. lol.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did salmon fly brooches in our wedding colours. A friend of my dad’s designed it for us…it’s called the Miramichi Bride,

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Your tux rental place should have matching options to go with their ties.  Ask them first.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m doing this for my wedding! I think pocket squares work just fine and still look rather formal and honestly…buying flowers for the guys just seems like a waste of money, IMO.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@orangie: that is freaking adorable!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsJKH2be: I think flowers on guys look silly. ^_^ Fiance didn’t want them. I don’t even think we are doing pocket sqaures. It’s not like no one is not going to know who he is. 

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