Buttonholes and Boutonnieres

Buttonholes and boutonnieres are small floral accessories that are worn on the lapel of a suit or tuxedo jacket. These small but impactful details add a touch of elegance and style to your wedding attire and are an important finishing touch for the groom, groomsmen, and fathers of the bride and groom.

What’s the difference between a buttonhole and a boutonniere?

It depends who you ask, we find buttonhole and boutonniere are used pretty interchangeably these days, both are floral accessories worn by the groom and groomsmen. But if you want to get technical buttonholes generally feature a larger focal flower and boutonniere a smaller collection of blooms. 

The flowers for buttonholes and boutonnieres are usually chosen to match the bride's bouquet or the overall colour scheme of the wedding.

How to wear a buttonhole or boutonniere?

To wear a buttonhole or boutonniere, simply pin it to the lapel of your jacket using a straight pin. The stem of the flower should be pointing down and the head of the flower should be facing outward. It is typically worn on the left lapel, close to the heart.

Pins are provided with all our buttonholes. If choosing different designs for the groom and groomsmen and other bridal party members we also label them with their names to avoid confusion on the day. As an alternative to pins we can also prepare your buttonholes with magnet fasteners. 

Buttonholes and boutonnieres are a small but significant detail that add the perfect finishing touch to your wedding attire. Contact us today to start planning the perfect flowers for your special day.