Post # 47
Those pinwheels are so unique and classy at the same time!
OP: We did bouts too, I think it goes well with the floral decor or bouquet, whichever you prefer…but it’s 2013, and a lot of wedding formalities are being altered for creativity…which I love. I’ve seen everyone from brides, to bridesmaids, to grooms/groomsmen come down the aisle in sneakers and anything else imaginable…its your day, plan it your way (and pls have lots of fun!) 🙂
Post # 48
As to it cutting costs, if you have proper button holes (an actual hole punched through the lapel) then it’s just a matter of picking ONE flower, and sticking the stem through the hole. And, it’s a mark of a very refined gentleman to have a functioning buttonhole.
Post # 49
My Fiance, my father and all of the groomsmen will have bouts, but I didn’t think of the officiant. Is the officiant supposed to have a bout?
Post # 50
Our groomsmen didn’t have them, because they didn’t wear jackets and we couldn’t figure out where to pin them! I’m glad, because although I loved my husband’s bout (ranunculus), the dad’s/grandpa’s was this giant yellow orchid that I’m sure I never OK’ed. I accused my dad of stealing my grandma’s corsage before I realized it was actually meant for him! I don’t think it’s worth worrying about!
Post # 51
We had them! The groomsmen, groom, father of the bride and father of the groom, and grandfather of the groom had them 🙂
Post # 52
They’re not a thing of the past, but definitely are not necessary either. I asked Fiance if he wanted a boutonnière, and he said , “A What?”. That was my answer right there. They kind of feel a little “prom-y” to me too, so we decided to save our money and put it towards other flowers!
Post # 53
They’re definitely not a thing of the past. All the florists we spoke with assumed we would have them, but I don’t like them and neither does my fiancé, so we’re omitting them. I think pocket squares are plenty.
As for whether people will notice them, I cannot recall noticing boutonnieres on the men in the bridal party at any wedding I’ve ever been to.
Post # 54
There is no tradition surrounding that, as it is fairly new to have the officiant be in ordinary clothes, rather than ceremonial vestments. So, do what you want/think will look best.