If there is one thing about weddings that I know, it is that weddings are uber expensive. Often times we find ourselves trying to make the best of what we have, but what if we actually show our best, right on our man’s chest? Make your man’s boutonniere to not only show off your talent but to save a few bucks!! And the neat things about most of these items? You can save them until the end of time!
Get floral tape, a boutonniere pin, and a neutral linen ribbon. For this step, floral tape is green (that is what looks most natural with flowers. There are many options for boutonniere pins, choose the one that works best for you. The neutral colored linen ribbon will make the boutonniere pop against the suit coats. (Tip: choose a color that will complement your flowers and what your groom is wearing).
Pick your flowers. You can use real flowers or silk flowers. Make sure you have one focal flower and one to two accents; Meaning, you will need a “leafy” flower that will complement your centerpiece. Think of this as the bridesmaids…Your girls complement you in the best way,
choose two accents that will do the same for the focal flower.
Your accent flowers will be placed in the background. Set your focal flower toward the front. Play with your design until it is just right. staggering them can make the boutonniere look more real.
This is where the floral tape comes into play. Make sure that you tightly wrap the stems so that they don’t move on your big day! You can either wrap the whole stem or only wrap the stem partially. It is all about how you want the style of your boutonniere to look (the exposed stems leave a more casual look while the wrapped stem leave a more formal look).
Step Five: Wrap the ribbon around the stem to make for a pretty finish on your amazing “did it yourself” boutonniere!
By making your own boutonnieres this not only saves you money (about $120), but it also places a personal touch on your big day. You can choose whatever components you like to create a magical and wonderful boutonniere that your guests will talk about for days to come!
Not only can you make your boutonnieres match your wedding party, they can even have a hint of the season that you are getting married in or hint of your personalities!
The Seasons Of Love
Any season is a season of love, a time for marrying and joining two souls as one.
Objects Of Love
No matter if your choose flowers, fake or real, or feathers and buttons, your boutonniere will come out fabulously. It’s as simple as 1,2,3…4,5! Save a buck and make your wedding as personal as you can! Not only will your guests’ be impressed, but you’ll surely impress yourself with you nifty talents and your crafty eye! Happy crafting!