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Want a stand-out and very dashing wedding buttonhole to finish off your stylish wedding suit choice? You’re in luck, as I have rounded up 38 handsome boutonnière wedding ideas to give your suit an extra flourish.
Dapper Wedding Buttonhole & Boutonnière Ideas
The wedding buttonhole, what is it? Well, a wedding buttonhole is a small flower arrangement attached to the lapel of an outfit. Buttonholes are a traditional way to add decoration to a formal outfit, especially at weddings!
You don’t actually have to have a buttonhole, you could scrap the boutonnière altogether if you prefer. There are no rules around here. But if you do want to add va-va-voom to your lapel, there are so many ways to do so. And, you don’t have to fork out a fortune by the way.
Yes, you can hire a professional wedding florist to take care of your buttonholes. But you could also DIY boutonnières, or use alternative materials if you so wish. Ready to discover all the buttonhole inspiration? Let’s dive on in!
Dried wheat creates height and is expensive. As a bonus, its not likely to wilt as the day goes on, ideal for late summer and early autumn weddings.
2. Pocket Buttonhole
For an all-out style, how about the pocket buttonhole? No need for pins and fastening, or a pocket square. Plus you’re going to make more impact as you can have more flowers.
3. Protea & Twine
This mini protea buttonhole is adorable and the twine wrapping adds a rustic touch.
4. Greenery & White Rose
Coordinate your suit colour to your buttonhole tones for a coordinated style.
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5. Seed Heads
Use silvery dried seed heads for a black tie or formal wedding. You can keep dried wedding flowers after the wedding too.
6. Christmas Boutineer
Planning a Christmas wedding? Go all in with a festive feel boutineer.
7. Spring Pastels
Add a pop of pretty with spring pastel flowers. Think shades of mint green, pale pink and lilac for a match made in heaven.
A classic winter wedding flower, the anemone is a gorgeous choice.
9. Yellow & Peach
Creamy, buttery yellows and peaches can look sensational for a unique buttonhole idea.
10. Dried Autumn Flowers
Dried autumn wedding flowers in seasonal hues will look so autumnal and gorgeous on your lapel.
11. Action Figures
Add fun action figures or small toys to your buttonhole for a personality punch.
Photo: BG Productions via Backyard Wedding US Home
Using delicate nigella will add beautiful texture to any wedding boutonnière.
Daisies are such a summery bloom, they look really delicate and dainty.
14. Blush & Burgundy
Blush tones work so well with deep and rich burgundy flowers.
15. Tropical Pink Orchid
Tropical flowers such as vivid orchids make a perfect choice for destination weddings.
Lego fans rejoice! Why not add a mini lego figure to your buttonhole?
Succulents are a lovely option for a sustainable buttonhole if cared for, succulents can be replanted post-wedding.
Photo: Jasmine Skye Photography via Paper Mill Wedding Flowers: Pollen8
Tie up your wedding buttonhole with a ribbon that matches your other accessories.
19. Blue & White
Fresh white and blue flowers can look super sharp.
20. Orchid & Dried Flowers
Team modern orchids with dried flowers and greenery.
Photo: Gemma Randall Photography via Snowdon Wedding Flowers: Floral Arch
21. Paper Map
Make paper flowers from maps with a destination close to your heart. You could always choose book pages or patterned paper for a unique buttonhole style.
22. Blush Rose
Does it get any more classic than a single rose teamed with foliage?
23. Scrabble Tile
If you love nothing more than spending your free time playing scrabble, add in a tile. Choose your initials for a personal touch.
Photo: Miki Photography via Devonshire Terrace Wedding
Sunflowers may be the happiest summer wedding flower and for good reason. Large, yellow blooms will look spectacular on any wedding suit.
Photo: Becky Bailey Photographer via Burley Manor Wedding Flowers: Concept Flowers
Thistles are a great choice for adding texture, just be careful of any prickles.
Feathers are a lovely flower alternative. Collect them from the ground, so that they are also ethical and eco-friendly.
Photo: Alex Tenters Photography via Longton Wood Wedding
27. Pampas Grass
Small tendrils of pampas grass will look fluffy and soften the smartest of suits.
28. Gypsophila & Cornflower
Baby’s breath is a cost-effective flower choice and mixed with cornflowers will really pop.
Photo: Peter Hugo via Cornflower Blue Barn Wedding
Think about adding jewellery or pearls to your buttonhole for a glam touch.
Photo: Sarah Brabbin Wedding Photographer via British Flower Wedding Ideas Flowers: Campbell’s Flowers
Ferns are a great leaf choice for a buttonhole, especially if you are having a woodland wedding.
31. Hessian Brooch
Craft a special rustic brooch made from hessian and fabric.
32. Bottle Top
Disney’s Up inspired bottle tops look so adorable.
Photo: Casey Clark Photography via Country Farm Wedding Ohio
Make a button display for your buttonhole!
Photo: James Grist Photography via Crafty Tea Wedding
34. Billy Ball
Billy balls are a really fun flower choice and add lovely shape to boutonnières.
Photo: Amy Lou Photography via Wylam Brewery Wedding Flowers: Muscari Events
Paper origami cranes are simple and cheap to make from patterned paper.
Photo: Brett Symes Photography via Budget Barn Yellow Wedding
36. White Berry
Berries are a great textural addition to a floral wedding buttonhole.
37. Bicycle Chain
Think about how you can incorporate your hobby into your buttonhole. Such as this fun bicycle chain idea.
Photo: Jennifer Langridge Photography via Beer Bicycles Wedding
38. Pink & Green
Decaden pink and green flowers are sure to take your suit from work ready to wedding ready.
Who Should Wear Buttonholes At A Wedding?
Essentially, anyone at your wedding could wear a buttonhole if you so wish. There are no hard and fast rules. That being said, traditionally the male members of a wedding party would wear one. Groom, groomsmen, best man, ushers, page boys, father of the bride and father of the groom.
However, if you have best women, bridesmen, men of honour or groomswomen, they can all wear one too. Or if you are a bride donning a suit, you rock that buttonhole!
Do Wedding Guests Wear Buttonholes?
Guests could wear a buttonhole at your wedding if you’d like. However, it’s not necessary and could work out expensive to kit out your whole guest list in flowers. It really comes down to personal preference.
What Is A Women’s Wedding Buttonhole Called?
Female members of the wedding party can wear a buttonhole. However, traditionally ladies wear a corsage instead. This is either worn on the wrist or on the lapel of their outfit.
Which Side Do You Wear A Wedding Buttonhole On?
As a rule of thumb, men wear their wedding buttonholes on the left lapel. Women wear their corsages on the right side of their outfits or on their right wrists. But if you want to ditch this rule and go for the opposite, you go for it!
And that’s a wrap! You have all the wedding buttonhole ideas you could ever need, plus wedding boutonnière FAQ solved. Hooray!
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