Brides are often eager to coordinate the details of their floral arrangements and décor, boutonnieres and corsages are a floral detail sometimes overlooked, most times because brides (and grooms) are unsure of how to incorporate these elements appropriately. When paired in harmony with wedding attire and décor, boutonnieres and corsages are a beautiful way to add more of a natural touch to the event and visually distinguish special members of the wedding. These Other Flowers can be tricky to pin into place, so be sure to run through this with your florist to avoid last-minute difficulties on your special day. Here are some tips on how to wear The Other Flowers.
Contrary to a flower’s beauty and elegance, boutonnieres are all but too effeminate. A boutonniere is a fresh flower that is traditionally worn on the left side of a man’s suit lapel, above his heart, to enhance his ensemble for special occasions such as proms or weddings. Here are some tips on how to wear boutonnieres:
- Boutonnieres are typically worn by grooms, groomsmen, the couple’s fathers and grandfathers
- The groom’s boutonniere should be unique to distinguish the celebrant
- A popular way to style a groom’s boutonniere is to match his bride’s bouquet by using a flower from the bride’s bouquet
- The groomsmens’ boutonnieres typically match the bridesmaid’s bouquets by using a flower that matches the colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses
- It might be a good idea to keep an extra groom’s boutonniere on hand for when it needs a lift after all the hugging sessions
A corsage is a single flower or a small flower arrangement traditionally worn on a lady’s left side wrist. Below are some must-knows about wedding corsages:
- It is customary for the couple’s mothers and grandmothers to wear corsages
- Brides don’t typically wear a corsage, but some may opt to wear one to avoid hauling a bridal bouquet around all day
- Bridemaid corsages can be used as an alternative to bridesmaid’s bouquets.
- Corsages can be styled with non-floral elements such as pearls and feathers
Ultimately, it is up to the bride and groom which special guests they want to honour with a boutonniere or corsage. Use your boutonnieres and corsages to unify your wedding party and add an extra pop of colour. Using the right balance of colours, The Other Flowers will enhance your wedding with an added element of natural elegance.
The first step to finding the perfect florals to complement your event is finding a knowledgeable and helpful florist. Contact our Calgary Bridal Alliance florists to help you make a confident decision on your floral pieces: http://calgarybridalalliance.com/flowers/