(Closed) Need boutonniere advice!

posted 11 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

I think it looks great!  It’s def. not too fruity. Wouldn’t traditional flowers be more girly?

I’ll ask Mr. Radish when he comes home later and I’ll let you know what he says.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s "fruity" at all. Yes, it’s got colors, but so would a flower; compared to a traditional rosebud, it seems much more masculine. Do you think he’d like it more if you used a darker brown ribbon to tie the berries? The white stitching might give it more of a feminine feel…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I agree that it’s fine but I can say without a doubt that my fiance would not wear it.  We were just discussing bouts last weekend with the florist and he wants a flower.  I know most girls think that a flower would be less masculine but I think most guys are pretty cool with a flower because it’s typical and accepted to wear one as a boutonniere and therefore won’t look "girly," it’s just the thing to do at a formal affair.  No one’s going to argue or make fun of a rose bout. 

Once you start gearing away from the norm with a boutonniere and getting creative with using berries etc instead of a flower, then sometimes guys don’t want to wear them because it seems that creative floral ideas = fruity / girly. 

I don’t get the logic entirely, but boys will be boys…

What about a nice rust coloured calla lily for a bout?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

i like it!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

Mr. Radish said he would wear it and doesn’t think it looks fruity at all 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i could see how it could pass as "fruity" to a guy…maybe because its not a "classic" bout…w/ the flower and all.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2007

i absolutely adore it. i think it looks amazing, and is more likely to hold up and not get crushed like a real flower.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

Of course we’re a little biased. Why not add another leaf or two and add some metal wire to make it even more manly?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

"Fruity"…hee-hee, I think that’s funny!  Does he mean "fruity" like there’s fruits, or "fruity" like "femme"?

What if you add a rust-colored flower?  But, keep the berries and leaf; just add a small flower to appease the Mr. and make it slightly more "traditional." There are some beautiful options: a single orchid or rose bud would be very classy, or the calla smartl suggested.

I do remember showing a Martha Stewart layout with herb bout’s to my hubs during our planning process, and he thought it was weird. Those also did not have any trad. flower elements, only herbs and ribbon. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

It’s cute, but it needs a little something.  Maybe you could smack a little mini bachelorette party penis on it, so it’s more manly…(or maybe just to make him laugh and see that it’s really not feminine.) 

Seriously though, ask him what he would prefer and incorporate it into your plan, if possible.  There are tons of greenery (even faux) that really look sharp in bouts.  Good Luck!

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