(Closed) Is it weird to not do boutonnieres??

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our tuxes come with pocket squares so we are doing those instead. I think we might do bouts just for our Grandparents, since they won’t be in tuxes. I don’t think it will look weird at all, most people probably won’t even notice. I can’t tell you what a single boutonniere looks like from any of the weddings I’ve been to.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I totally vote pocket square too! My Fiance already told me he wants a pocket square and not a boutonnière. He said that boutonnières feel like he’s going to prom. It’s totally cheaper too – just a square of fabric or a real handerchief from like Marshalls can work.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are doing pocket squares too 🙂 You don’t have to use bouts if you don’t want to!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m on the pocket square bandwagon too. My fiance didn’t want a bout, so pocket square it is!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Not necessary.  If I noticed I’d assume that you or your Fiance don’t like/want bouts not that it was a cost consideration.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Pocket square all the way!  IMO they look much crisper and more modern than many bouts do.  The also don’t get demolished by hugs.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my Fiance said the same, I was a little saddened that he didn’t want a bout, but I found some awesome looking squares – I recommend a pattern like paisley, it looks snazzy!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just a question — but how do you coordinate the pocket squares with the ties?  Both same fabric?  One solid, one patterned?  I’m sure this is a consideration all the time with pocket squares, but I’m just interested.  Pictures anyone?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I definitely think you can skip out on the bouts if you want to.  I think pocket squares (either with the same color as the ties or a complimentary pattern) would be a cool alternative.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We looked at renting pocket squares – they were 8 dollars each.

Our boutanniers are 8.50 each – so we went with the flowers!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We might not do bouts either. Fiance and his dad really don’t want them. My dad and brother would wear them, but they don’t much care. I’m sort of into them, but not enough to force the guys to wear them. Our guys are wearing linen suits, not tuxes.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re doing patterened pocket squares for the boys instead of boutonnieres. The groom insists on matching me so he’ll have one that matches my flowers and our dads will have bouts because they’re tradional. His mom will have a crosage because she’s requested one.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really like the idea of pocket squares. I think they look just as polished and can be just as fun as boutonnieres 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i was talking with my Fiance about this. we still not sure if we are going to do it or not. i feel is not necessary 

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