The Boutonniere is a fashion wedding complement placed on the left lapel of the groom and groomsmen’s suit jacket, right on the heart. It is usually a floral ornament, although nowadays, it can be found in many other presentations. Its function is to give a touch of distinction and prominence to the person who carries it.
Since antiquity, boutonnieres were worn by men at very formal events. His goal was to act as a flavoring, especially when dancing, since not everyone was able to buy perfumes because of their high costs. In this way, they took advantage of the smell of the flowers of the small bouquet, at the same time that they gave a touch of distinction to their clothing.
It is a characteristic complement of the groom for being the protagonist of the celebration. However, there are couples who decide that the best men also wear a badge that, on a regular basis, is more discreet than the groom’s. On many occasions they choose flowers of the same color as the elegant party dresses that the bridesmaids will wear so that the whole procession is coordinated.
If you don’t want a traditional floral boutonniere on your suit for your special day, you can always try some greenery instead.
Also, some couples ask parents and siblings to wear boutonniere as well. There is not a written rule about how the design should be carried by each member of the courtship or family, you are free to decide if they want everyone to wear the same design or that the groom’s stand out from the rest.
The mother of the groom is traditionally who puts the boutonniere, although sometimes, it is the bride during the first look who places it. Your place is right in the buttonhole located on the flap on the left side of the bag. In case there is no eyelet, it can be placed directly on the flap.
When placing it, it is important to take care that it is below the height of the tie knot or even there are boyfriends who place it in the pocket of the handkerchief. Verify that the pin or pin with which they fix it is tightly closed to prevent it from falling or moving.