Post # 1
Do you think it would look ok for the groomsmen to not wear a boutonniere? I am thinking of not having them wear one one. But they will be wearing a pocket square to dress it up and their tie will have thin diagonal stipes so it won’t be too plain.
The only guys that would wear one are:
The groom (obviously)
The ring bear
My reasoning for thing this is because I am doing white flowers and don’t want the guys to have the same colour boutonniere as the room (as per my FH’s request) as he wants to stand out more. I don’t want to bring anyother colours into the wedding as I think it would look too busy with the other stuff in the wedding. I am ok having the ring bearer with white and the fathers in any colour to coordinate with what the mothers are wearing… and since they don’t have to go with the decor it is ok to have them in a different colour.
So what do you think? … Is it ok to have the groomsmen boutonniere-less??
Post # 3
could they have a little handkerchief thingy in their pocket? (sorry I dont know what thats called.) I think that dresses up their tuxes quite a bit.
Post # 4
I think it’s fine – I’m not sure how much other stuff you have that it would look strange to add another flower in though?
We were going to just do one for Fiance, but the bout and ties are really the only thing unifying the guys since none of them could get their $&#@ together to wear the black suits they told me they all had but don’t.
Fiance matches my bouquet, the groomsmen match the colors of the bridesmaid’s and my dad’s is just white and matches my mom’s pin corsage.
Post # 5
Yes they will wear a hankerchief (pocket square) to dress it up. Thanks for bringing this up, I have added it to my post.
I would match to the girls dresses but they are charcoal grey (I have an obsession with grey right now) and in the decor in the hall there are blue spot lights… I just think that adding in another colour would be too much.
Post # 7
I think pocket squares are sexy. Flowers are not man-like at all.
Post # 8
Mine did not wear bouts, and they looked hottt! I personally do not like bouttonierres, and we had a casual beach theme wedding so for us it was not necessary. I think pocket squares are better. : )
Post # 9
Thats exactly what my Maid/Matron of Honor said. And I never thought about it until now. But I am really starting to like the idea of having no bouts
Post # 10
We aren’t having them either. Mr. Tattoo said right when we first started to plan, “NO FLOWERS ON ME OR MY FRIENDS! That shit is for women!” lol I can’t control what he wants to wear. He’s not telling me what dress to get or what dresses the bridesmaids should wear.
Post # 11
Our groomsmen and ushers aren’t doing bouts. They’ll have pocket squares instead. My Fiance and my dad (FI’s dad passed away) are the only ones wearing bouts. Our main reason for doing this is I don’t want to spend the extra money on flowers for 8 guys who really don’t care.
Post # 12
I know good call on saving money. When my Maid/Matron of Honor suggeted this to be the first thing I thought was “yes! That saves me money” 🙂 Definitely a reason to make me happy.
Post # 13
Our guys didn’t wear bouts. I couldn’t find any I liked and it was just really frustrating me so I said eff it, lol. none! It was definitely one of my executive decisions, but I don’t think it looked bad whatsoever. Pocket squares would be awesome! I say go for it. Bouts are dead 🙂
Post # 14
haha “bouts are dead” good way to put it.
Post # 15
My Fiance made it VERY clear that he and his men wouldn’t be wearing anything else besides handkerchiefs.
It looks great though!!
Post # 16
I am just doing the handkerchiefs with the groomsmen and just my Fiance will be wearing a flower, but maybe not even him. I don’t think it is necessary at all! And they will probably appreciate that you aren’t dressing them up like dolls with flowers.