No groom’s outfit is complete without a little something special to single him out from his guests. Traditionally, most grooms pinned a classic white or red rose to their buttonhole to complement their bride, but more and more men are now opting for distinctive boutonnieres that tie in with the wedding’s themes, décor or location. Beach weddings see groomsmen picking tropical flowers to spruce up casual attire. Gothic-style weddings bring forth boutonnieres comprised of darker colours that pay tribute to the symbolic meaning of flower varietals, while fashion-forward occasions call upon vivid colours, wild species and extravagant compositions.
The groom must agree
If he’s not sold on the idea of wearing flowers, remind him that boutonnieres can be tailor-made to suit the groom’s style – he doesn’t have to wear something girly! Most men love the idea of wearing something bespoke, because they know what they like and it makes the decision quick and simple.
Camaraderie through flowers
Supplying your groomsmen with matching boutonnieres, rather than buying them new suits, can be a cost-effective, simple way to tie them into your wedding theme. It also evokes a great sense of solidarity between mates and signposts to the rest of your guests the loved ones you’ve selected to make up your bridal party. There are very few occasions when a man will agree to wear flowers. Inviting his mates to wear boutonnieres alongside him will remove any hesitance on his part, and leave your man feeling proud and stylish alongside his friends at the alter.
Get in the know
Boutonnieres will usually be offered as part of your wedding flowers package, to make it easy to match them to your bridal party’s bouquets if desired. For a comprehensive list of tried and tested suppliers across Australia, visit our Bride Adviser website.
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