The Importance Of Wedding Boutonnieres

December 1, 2021

Why are wedding boutonnieres so important? As small as they are, they hold a great deal of significance. It’s been said that the importance of wedding boutonnieres dates back all the way to the 1700s. Typically worn by the groom and their inner most circle, boutonnieres reflect VIP members of a wedding party. Boutonnieres are uniquely designed as no two flowers are exactly the same. Similarly, bridal bouquets are also unique in their shape and depth. We are excited to share with you the importance of wedding boutonnieres. Keep on reading to learn more!

Wedding Boutonnieres

Let’s get down to the basics! 


Wedding boutonnieres are a small wedding flower accent piece that’s designed to be worn as a lapel accessory on a suit or tuxedo. Boutonnieres can vary in shape and size.

Boutonnieres are assembled by arranging one or more flowers into a small grouping with subtle textural accents added in that help to complement the wedding flowers, bouquets and the overall wedding style. 


Boutonnieres have a long history of being worn by the groom and their fellow groomsmen, however, boutonnieres do not discriminate. Boutonnieres are intended to be worn by those near and dear to the couple getting married and simply whomever they choose. This can involve the groom, groomsmen, ring bearer, ushers, fathers, step-fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, uncles, cousins, best friends, officiants and more.

There is no limit when it comes to boutonnieres, only that those wearing these wedding flower accessories hold a special place in the hearts of the couple to be. 


Wedding boutonnieres are so fun! They can be dainty, hearty, boho, luxurious, colorful, classic, elegant, simple, eclectic, bubbly, feminine, the list goes on. When it comes to designing boutonnieres, it is important to know what the bridal bouquet is going to look like and what the style of the wedding is going to be. Taking these elements into account will allow the floral designer to create that harmony from each floral piece to the next.

It’s really fun to design boutonnieres knowing that the featured blooms are also showcased in the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. It’s always so important to find that balance even in such a small element, like the boutonniere, that really helps create that overall pleasant aesthetic. 

Interested in learning more about wedding flower accessories and how to handle them?

Click here to learn the in’s and out’s of wedding flower personals! 

Wedding Boutonnière Design

When it comes to boutonnieres there really is so much freedom in the design process. This is the chance for us floral designers to show off our creativity and eye for design!

Check out the list below for some great floral options that can be used for a wedding boutonniere! 

FOCAL FLOWERS: Garden Rose, Majolica Spray Roses, Zinnias, Ranunculus, Anemones, Dahlias, Carnations, 

ACCENT PIECES: Astilbe, Wax Flower, Babies Breath, White Veronica, Scabiosa, Seasonal Accents, Dried Floral Decor 

GREENERY: Huckleberry, Eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus

Wedding boutonnieres can be finished off with silk ribbon or twine, complementary to the bridal bouquet! [Chef’s kiss!] 


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Floral Design: Posh Peony • Photo 1 Photographer: Adrian Jon Photography • Photo 2 Photographer: Formerly known as Whiskers And Willow Photography, Jacqueline Benet • Photo 3 Photographer: Shy Heart Studios • Photo 4 Photographer: Sposto Photography • Photo 5 Photographer: Larissa Bahr Photography • Photo 6 Photographer: Grovers Photography • Photo 7 Photographer: Katrina Jayne • Photo 8 Photographer: Sposto Photography • Photo 9 Photographer: Formerly known as Whiskers And Willow Photography, Jacqueline Benet • Photo 10 Photographer:  Formerly known as Whiskers And Willow Photography, Jacqueline Benet

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