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
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
- Other important female guests
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 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.