Regular pinned on boutonnieres are so last year. There’s a new bout in town and you’re going to love this alternative to the pin-on type that are sharp, poke you, and never seem to stay up straight.
The pocket boutonniere is the solution you’ve been waiting for and I’m surprised it’s taken this long for an alternative to makes it appearance in the wedding world.
Instead of pinning flowers onto the lapel of your jacket, these flowers are crafted onto a type of acrylic card or sleeve that slides into your pocket.
If you’re ever pinned a boutonniere onto a lapel, it’s annoying to do and not the easiest task in the world. The pin is sharp, it often pokes the wearer and the person putting it on, and it barely ever stays up straight especially when taking photos.
Pocket boutonnieres, on the other hand, slide right into the pocket and have beautiful flowers that always stand upright.
And since they’re faux flowers or dried floral arrangements, there’s no wilting. No allergies. No need to keep chill them in water.
And when people go to hug you, the boutonniere won’t get smashed and flattened the way that traditional bouts often do.
It’s a whole thing.
Read on to find out more about pocket boutonnieres, where you can get them for your wedding, and the creative geniuses behind this amazing idea. Enjoy!
Pocket Boutonniere for Wedding
There are several places to get a pocket boutonniere, and the best part is… they’re not very expensive. Plus, since these are not fresh boutonnieres but faux flowers, you can order them early and set them aside for the wedding day. No need to refrigerate or spritz with water to keep it looking its best! Slide it out of the package and slip it into your pocket. It’s honestly so easy!
Here are the best places to get pocket boutonnieres you can slip right into your jacket to make getting ready a breeze. Plus, you’ll find out how to easily turn any ordinary bout into one of these and make your own in a pinch.
1. Ling’s Moment
If you’re not yet familiar with Ling’s Moment, wait until you see their beautiful collection of all kinds of wedding accessories and decor! They also offer pocket boutonnieres in many styles and colors to match your theme.
These boutonnieres slide right into the pocket. Boom. Brilliant!
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This beautiful shop on Etsy, Eveliua, is known for its unique handmade flower bouts, which are available in a traditional or pocket variety. Here is a favorite example.
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This shop is PERFECT for couples who want non-traditional boutonnieres! The unique, the unusual, the offbeat — you’ll totally find it at MaddisonRocks. LOVE THIS SHOP!
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If you adore rustic bouts, now you can take one annoying step out of pinning it on by placing it directly into your pocket instead! These pocket boutonniere styles by DecorFlowerBar are sensational. I adore the unique color palettes here for both traditional and boho weddings.
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Dried flowers are having a moment and now the groom’s bout can match the same botanical vibe. Get dried flower boutonnieres that fit in your pocket from BridalWishDesign.
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This traditional boutonniere maker now offers slide-in pocket boutonnieres, too, to suit any style, theme, or color palette.
► See them all here.
Last but not least, if you want a unique handmade approach, try these pocket boutonnieres by NustadFamilyRanch. This is just one of many I’ve fallen head over heels over. I adore strawflowers!
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And last but not least, suppose you already ordered your own fresh boutonnieres but you want to turn them INTO pocket boutonnieres. Look no further: I’ve found just the thing.
Make Your Own Pocket Boutonniere
If you already have a fresh boutonniere your heart is set on, or you’ve already ordered them though your florist, here is some good news: you can turn any boutonniere with a standard stem into a pocket boutonniere. All you need are these boutonniere sleeves. You can get a 10 pack of them from here and you simply slip any standard bout into the sleeve and put into your jacket pocket.
Now that you’ve seen how flowers that slide into your pocket will make any formal occasion so much easier, tell me: what kind will YOU wear?
Also, what style is your favorite?