Post # 1
When we went for our tuxes last night, the guy suggested that we do a pocket square for the groom and skip the boutannieres for the rest of the guys because they weren’t necessary. Has anyone done this? I know it would save us some money, but I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a wedding where the groomsmen didn’t have them.
Post # 3
We did that. DH didn’t want a flower and so all the guys got pocket squares. We bought them matching patterened ones that coordinated with the wedding colors and their solid ties. I think it looked great and men don’t really like bouts anyway.
Post # 4
We are doing that FI didn’t want the flowers anyway and both of our friends who recently got married both did that. No flowers for the men. No one seemed to mind.
Post # 5
My FI didn’t want flowers but he also didn’t want to skip boutonnieres. After doing some reasearch on Etsy he decided that he wanted feather boutonnieres! They are pretty expensive to buy on Etsy but not too bad to DIY.
Here is what I came up with:
Post # 6
@csperry2: Those are so pretty! 🙂
Post # 7
My DH was against bouts, so we did pocket squares for all the guys. (Although my dad missed out on getting his that day, somehow…) Groom wore a white square and gray suit; groomsmen had gray squares and dark suits (we just let them use what they already owned).
I think it’s totally fine to do it that way!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We’re skipping bouts; not wasting my money on something that gets crushed and/or tossed before the end of the night, plus we’re having a casual beach wedding. The groomsmen are all wearing white linen suits with light blue button ups underneath. The groom is wearing a white linen suit with a lime green button up underneath and possibly a pocket square. I am trying to get the groom to wear a pinwheel because I think it’s cute and whimsical but at the end of the day he gets to pick what he’s wearing.
Post # 9
We’re doing that. A friend who was married a few years ago mentioned that you’re basically hugging people all day and this huge flower is getting in the way. My FI, who wasn’t excited about flowers in the first place, was like: I don’t want that, let’s do pocket squares instead.
Post # 10
You should do whatever you want/feel matches your wedding and themes. We’re having them, because it ties the whole bridal party colour and theme together. But pocket square on the groom looks good! Either way, it won’t look like you are missing anything in my opinion.
Post # 11
We skipped them. Nobody missed them.
I think your idea to a pocket square for the groom and skip the boutannieres for the rest of the guys will still look great!
Post # 12
I have seen several GMs who just rock the pocket square – I personally like it because it gives just the right amount of a pop of color.
Post # 13
We didnt do either for our beach wedding but I think pocket squares are the way to go.
Post # 14
We had pearl bouquets for the BM’s and made these for the groomsmen. Ok I just realized that his is kind of turned around in his pic. But you get the idea!
Post # 15
This blog features men with non-traditional bouts. : http://www.jaggerphotographyblog.com/ben-mimi-all-that-is-crafty-in-charlotte-nc/
Try thinking outside the box and come up with something the men would all be happy to wear?
Post # 16
@Natalieh86: I actually really like this idea since we are going with a “pearl” theme! Maybe I could come up with a DIY bout! 🙂