Choose the perfect boutonniere

Photo via The Palace at Somerset Park
Photo via The Palace at Somerset Park

As you begin to plan your wedding accessories, boutonnieres may be on your list of must-have items. Not sure how to choose the perfect boutonniere? Pick one that expresses your personality and style. You’ll be wearing it all day so choose something (floral or not) that is special to you. 

Not just flowers

Forget what you knew about the traditional floral boutonniere. These accessories can be made using other natural elements like leaves and acorns, or without any greenery at all such as with corks, ribbons or other craft material. 

Photo via Etsy

Photo via Etsy

Incorporate your theme

Add your wedding theme into your boutonniere decision. Wedding have a specific color scheme? Choose flowers that match your color or are a complimenting accent color. Having a beach wedding? Add shells. Wearing a boutonniere to a winter-themed wedding? Add greenery or a small pinecone. Your boutonniere is a visual representation of your personal style.

Wear it anywhere

While traditionally worn in the lapel of a jacket, your boutonniere can be worn wherever you would like. Boutonnieres can be clipped to suspenders, pinned to a dress or you can opt for a prom-style corsage look and wear it on your wrist. Show it off where it feels most comfortable for you.

Photo via mywedding

Photo via mywedding

Honor loved ones

Whether you want a boutonniere made of flowers or not, your piece can be used to celebrate loved ones or honor late family members. Add in a special trinket that was passed down to you or a pin that belongs to someone special. Including something special in your boutonniere allows you to hold that person close to your heart during your wedding day. 

Photo via Pinterest

Photo via Pinterest

 

Florists, online designers and even the floral department of your local grocery store can design a boutonniere for you. If you want to go DIY for your boutonniere, head to YouTube or Pinterest for boutonniere tutorials and tons of other great wedding inspiration.

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