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Wait – what is a boutonniere?
The boutonniere is the miniature floral decoration that men wear pinned to their tuxedo to accessorize their look. Boutonnieres from Twiggage & Bloom garden and studio have been designed to complement the design style and palette of the wedding flowers, in essence a mini bouquet!
Where to pin the boutonniere
The boutonniere is worn on the left side, close to the heart. On a suit, it is centred on the lapel, with the flowers facing up, and the stems parallel to the angle of the lapel. No suit?…no problem: it can be placed in a pocket, pinned on a shirt, or on suspenders.
Note: It is much easier to have a second person pin it on for you!
How to pin your boutonniere
- The boutonniere will have two pins provided. Remove the pins, and position the boutonniere on the lapel.
- Holding the boutonniere in position, flip over the lapel. On the backside, carefully insert one pin through the fabric, through the stems, and back through the fabric on a diagonal.
- Repeat the pinning process with a second pin at the opposite diagonal resulting in an ‘X’. This will secure your boutonniere through ceremony vows, hugs & kisses, and dancing the night away!
- The two pins will be carefully nestled between the lapel and the suit, and no one will be at risk of being accidentally jabbed.
What is the difference between a boutonniere and a corsage?
While both are miniature floral arrangements, a boutonniere is typically worn by a man attached to the left lapel, and a corsage is worn by a woman, either on the left of the dress or attached to the wrist.
How do I wear a corsage?
There are two options for corsages.
A pin-on corsage is worn on the left side, close to the heart, approximately 4 inches down from the shoulder with the flowers facing up, and the stems pointing down. The magnetic name-tag style clasp is easy to use and keeps your fabric flawless. Plus, the corsage stays in position during all the hugging & kissing, and clapping & dancing! It’s easy to put on either by yourself or have someone else pin it on for you.
Alternatively, a wrist corsage is worn on the left wrist. It is designed with a lightweight, adjustable strap to complement your outfit and will also stay in position during all your wedding activities.
How to attach your corsage
- Disconnect the backing magnet.
- Hold the corsage in position with one hand.
- Place the backing magnet on the back of the fabric with your other hand.
- Please note: due to the magnet, it is not recommended for individuals who have a pacemaker.
Alternatives to magnetic corsages
If you are unable to wear a magnetic corsage, or would prefer not to wear one, we suggest that you order a wrist corsage or a corsage that may be attached with pins.