(Closed) Skip the boutannieres?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee

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
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 7
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
9145 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We didnt do either for our beach wedding but I think pocket squares are the way to go.

Post # 14
3183 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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!

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