Wedding Flowers Buttonhole Etiquette

The London Flower Lover

Beloved flower Lover,

Wedding etiquette states that the groom, best man, ushers and fathers of the bride and groom should wear buttonholes, together with other important members of the wedding party such as grandparents and paige boys.

The flower should be pinned to the lapel on the left side, and worn by the males of significance to your wedding party, including:-

  • Groom – should be the largest/boldest of the flowers
  • Best Man
  • Father of the Bride
  • Father of the Groom
  • Ushers

Only, if you wish you could provide immediate family and any important others with a buttonhole.

Corsages are normally larger than a buttonhole and are generally constructed using more than one variety of flower; or two/three blooms grouped together with foliage detail. The mothers of the bride and groom will wear corsages together with other female members of the wedding party such as grandmothers. Corsages can be pinned to the lapel as with a buttonhole or alternatively worn on the wrist or attached to a handbag or purse.

Normally corsages are worn by:-

  • Mother of the Bride
  • Mother of the Groom
  • Grandmothers
  • Other important female guests

Well done!

Now you can feel  you have honoured everyone who you feel is a part of this special day  who needs to be identifed by wearing a flower.

The Team

The London Flower Lover

p.s. Maybe the most important tradition is that the flowers in the grooms buttonhole come from the bride’s bouquet to symbolise an everlasting union.


About Thelondonflowerlover

Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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3 Responses to Wedding Flowers Buttonhole Etiquette

  1. bldodson says:

    What is the name of that little silver thing detective Hercule Poirots wears on his lapel?
    Is it for real?


  2. Your style is unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity,
    Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.


    • just breathing out loud. We explore . We explore the premise of our own work. We explore the emotional benefits that people are focused on. We explore how we already are the change we want to be and how flowers have always been apart of the host and guest connection. We see how flowers have been apart of our lives. In a universal way we explore how they are apart of caring and the expression and sharing of that. Yes all the traditions linked to hosting and guesting, to caring, to giving and recieving can be expressed by the universal symbol , the flower.

      Thank you so much for commenting and providing us with an opportunity to share our words. We welcome you so much into our community and are now planning the next blog post.

      mmmm….this is so beautiful

      thanks,,,,,,,,,are we reflecting your own uniqueness? perhaps? just curious


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