Corsage and boutonnieres are probably the last things anyone thinks about when preparing a wedding. But we’ve watched these little accessories play such a big part weddings that we can’t resist to tell you a little bit about them.
Corsage and boutonnieres are floral decorations. Corsage are worn by women, usually on their wrists and boutonnieres are corsages worn by men on their suits, typically a single flower of a bud. While worn frequently in the past, corsage and boutonnieres are now usually reserved for special occasions for which formal wear is standard, such as prom, homecoming, funeral and weddings.
Usually the flowers used as corsages and boutonniere are flowers used throughout the whole wedding or the flower of choice, so to speak. But roses, orchids and the mini calla lilies are very popular and elegant boutonnieres choices. Roses and Baby’s Breaths pinned together always creates that elegant, classick and timeless look on boutonnieres. There are so many choices of flowers you might want to think of when making boutonnieres, but it’s always a good point to match it with the colors on the bridal bouquet. Corsage, on the other hand, needs to be thought through. Take into consideration who will be wearing them and what dresses will they be wearing on that day, so that you may design corsage in complimentary model and colors.
While there are no set-in-stone traditions about who gets to wear the wedding-day flowers, corsage and boutonnieres are usually given to the people the couple chooses to honor: the parents, grandparents, other immediate family members, the bridal party, ushers, and close friends or someone counted as family. Make sure that you give to each side equally, because giving one to your sister but not to your new-sister-in-law won’t have a pretty aftermath.
Now that you know a thing or two about corsage and boutonnieres, here are some of our favorite designs. Hope you like them as much as we do!