Hey, loves! If you have questions about boutonnieres, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re talking about who gets wedding boutonnieres, what side a boutonniere is to be worn, and we’re also answering a new Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Alicia, who wonders who wears a boutonniere at a wedding. She writes,
Hey Emmaline… I know groomsmen wear boutonnieres, but does ring bearer wear boutonniere or a lapel pin? Do grandfathers? I can’t remember who gets wedding boutonnieres at the wedding other than the groom and groomsmen. Thanks!
Who Gets Wedding Boutonnieres?
Alicia, great questions! The ring bearer can wear a boutonniere, but he doesn’t have to. Will it look cohesive in wedding photos? Absolutely. Is the flower girl getting a corsage or flowers? Yes. If it were up to me, I’d say YES, the ring bearer can get a boutonniere if your budget allows. There’s no hard rule that a ring bearer has to wear a boutonniere; it is, however, a really nice gesture from the bride and groom and looks wonderful in photos.
Therefore, the answer of who gets wedding boutonnieres is anyone you’d like to get one! Traditionally, and in response to your other question, here’s who gets wedding boutonnieres.
Who wears a boutonniere at a wedding?
Here’s who wears wedding boutonnieres:
–Ring Bearer *optional, as mentioned above
–Father/Stepfather of the Bride
-Father/Stepfather of the Groom
-Grandfather(s) of the Bride
-Grandfather(s) of the Groom
-Godparents (if applicable) *optional
What side is the boutonniere worn?
Just as important as who gets wedding boutonnieres is WHERE they should be worn. When pinning on the boutonniere, a boutonniere is always worn on the left side.
Now that you know who gets a boutonniere at your wedding, here’s some inspiration for you!
Where to Buy Boutonnieres
Once you have your list of who gets wedding boutonnieres, it’s time to buy them. You can get boutonnieres from your wedding florist. If you want to choose a non-floral option, there are some really unique boutonniere options available.
Two of our favorite alternative boutonnieres (they don’t require refrigeration and won’t wilt, as these are not made from fresh flowers) are made of clay, as well as sola flowers (a type of wood). You can buy these long-lasting boutonnieres from shops on Etsy such as Parsi and HeyBouquet as two resources.
Let’s take a look.
These clay boutonnieres are made to look like real flowers but they will last forever. From ranunculus to succulents, this shop has a great variety.
You can buy these boutonnieres here.
Sola Flower Boutonnieres
From simply sweet baby’s breath boutonnieres to colorful options like gold and burgundy, this shop offers a large collection of wedding boutonnieres for everyone on your list.
You can buy these sola boutonnieres here.
What do you think of these boutonnieres? Have any questions on bouts? Tell us in the comment box below!