Corsage and boutonniere

Here are all the ideas you need to decide on your corsage and boutonniere designs

The groom should have a boutonniere that helps him to stand out among the other groomsmen.

It is his special day after all! The boutonniere should also complement the wedding attire.

This can be achieved with a slightly larger bloom or the addition of flowers in a different color to tone in with the bridal bouquet.

Traditionally most boutonnieres were simple carnations or roses, in your chosen wedding flower colors. For the contemporary groom the possibilities are endless and many are choosing a more exotic bloom if it complements the bridal bouquet. An orchid is one such possibility.

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How to make a boutonniere

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A grooms buttonhole or boutonniere will typically have one main flower to match or complement your bouquet.

This is then accessorised with smaller buds or flowers. Finally your florist will use greenery as background, perhaps ruscus leaves or looped grasses.

How to attach a boutonniere

The stems are bound tightly together and can be attached to the lapel of the grooms jacket with a straight pin or specialised magnet fastener.

Some brides provide boutonnieres for all male guests. If this is your plan you should make them available to guests as they arrive for the ceremony.

Your usher could hand them out with the order of services. Be sure and remember to provide pins for your guests to secure their boutonniere to their jacket!

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corsage and boutonniere

corsage and boutonniere

corsage and boutonniere

Back from corsage and boutonniere to more wedding flower ideas...

The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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