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Wedding boutonniere alternative?

Written by Courtney Baldwin March 05, 2019


I am not such a fan of floral boutonnieres for my wedding day look – it feels a bit prom-like, in my opinion.  Should I wear a floral boutonniere to stay in-line with tradition?


Floral boutonnieres are traditional for grooms, as you mention, but not obligatory.  The floral boutonnieres tend to look prom-like when the flowers are very large and kind of floppy on the lapel.  If you do decide on a floral boutonniere, ask your wedding floral designer to make it small.  If the boutonniere is really not your thing, consider a lapel pin.  Lapel pins come in many different styles including leather flowers and gold leaves.  Be sure to check out our collection of Fleur’d x The Groomsman Suit lapel pins.

About the Author

Courtney Baldwin - The Groomsman Suit

Courtney Arrington-Baldwin is the co-author of GROOMS: A Professional Stylist’s Guide to Wedding Planning for Every Budget. She has a seasoned background in menswear styling and provides style advice and wardrobe planning for TGS couples and their wedding attendants. Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world, New York City, she has a sophisticated understanding of wedding style, fit, and budget.