Wedding Planning – Helping the Bride and Groom Plan their Wedding Day – Male And Female Attendant Flowers
A buttonhole or Boutonniere is generally worn by the male attendants. Buttonholes are a nice touch to any suit and are a little bit more elegant and appealing than one flower on its own, and can be matched with the bridesmaids dresses. It is totally up to you if you want the male attendants to wear buttonholes, but they are not a necessity. The groom wears what is known as a lapel spray, or a buttonhole, which generally matched to suit and the brides bouquet. The corsages are worn by the mothers of both parties.
Your florist can make up the buttonholes and corsages for you. To avoid any problems, it would be a good idea to ask the mothers to let you know what color their outfit will be and what style of flower and color they would like to have to avoid them outfits clashing with the flowers. The corsages can be worn either on the wrist or at the waist, or wherever the mothers feel comfortable having them placed. The father of the bride can also have a buttonhole, which can be matched to the same color as the male attendants buttonholes. Flower arrangements aren’t just limited to the bridal party and immediate family.
If there are any other special guests attending that you wish to give a small arrangement too, then it is totally acceptable to do so. You may want your florist to do a few for any grandparents, great grandparents, auntie’s or anyone that you consider important to you, and to let them know that you appreciate them being there.
You may want to have these flowers in the same color as your bridal bouquet, or a color that will match the theme of the flowers at the ceremony.Another idea if you would like to save on costs is growing your own flowers to give to all the special people in your life. Make sure that you plant your seeds so that they are flowering in time for the wedding. Just a reminder that if you are going to grow your own flowers, check with everyone that you are giving them to that they are not allergic to the flowers that you’re intending to grow.