(Closed) Should I get a boutonniere for my groom?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Should I get a boutonniere for my groom?
    yes : (26 votes)
    76 %
    no : (6 votes)
    18 %
    other (explain and give suggestions) : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Not sure if he’ll regret not having one in later years, but it is a special touch to a special day. Prom boutonnieres look hokey because high school kids go for the cheap ones. A good florist can make a simple but elegant boutonniere that doesn’t look hokey and doesn’t cost a fortune.

    Post # 5
    Member
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m having those yellow billy ball things and hops in our boutonnière’s – you don’t have to get a prom-y bout.   

    Post # 6
    Member
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Ask him. My husband did not want one so we left it out!

    Post # 7
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    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It seems unnecessary from what you’ve described – A) they remind you of prom, B) your Fiance sounded like he didn’t want one (but wouldn’t hurt to ask!), C) no guests to set him apart from.

    Maybe show him photos of what it looks like on the lapel and see what he says.

    Fiance will have one only because it came with the elopement pacakge.  Otherwise, I’d probably be asking the same thing.

    Post # 8
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    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree with other posters…just ask him if he wants one.  I’m eloping and I am getting my groom a boutonniere because I’m getting a handmade charm from etsy to attached to it with a picture of his deceased parents.  I want him to have them with him on our special day.  I’m also getting a charm for my bouquet with my parents’ pic my mother is still alive but I wanted them represented in someway since we’re having no attendants nor guests.  🙂 

    Post # 10
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    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 1993

    Eh, skip it. It’s one less thing to worry about. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

    Post # 11
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    4945 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We skipped it. He didn’t want one, and for us, it looked better with him not having one.

    But if y’all want to, there’s nothing wrong with it simply because you are at a courthouse.

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