H2B is himming and hawing over whether or not he wants a boutonniere - I think he's leaning towards not having one. Initially I was easygoing about it but I'm thinking now it might look a bit odd.
The suits we are going for are very simple, not wedding-y at all and I'm thinking we need to wedding them up a bit. Anybody any opinions?
Suits will be like this
Potential boutonnieres like this
Hi SSF - we didnt bother with these - I had all gerbera daisys and felt that gerbera buttonholes were too big of a flower iykwim so when I asked him he said he didnt want to wear a "flower" fair enough! He also had just a normal suit and tie and not one person commented on on the lack of them!
It's up to your H2b at the end of the day whether or not he's comfortable with wearing one. I don't think they're essential but as you say they would help to make the suit more like a "wedding" suit. I don't think they'd be missed but if he doesn't want a buttonhole would he consider maybe having a hankerchief in the breast pocket to match your colour scheme or something along those lines?
[quote="macattack":1serxemx]It's up to your H2b at the end of the day whether or not he's comfortable with wearing one.[/quote:1serxemx]
Yeah, thats the thing, I don't want to force it on him if he doesn't want one. I like the handkerchief idea but my BMs are also in black so it would have to ivory - would he look like a random businessman who wandered into the wedding?
Ivory would be lovely. I'd run the hankerchief idea past him and see what he thinks. It'll make him look more like a groom and it's more manly than flowers
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Found these two pictures online - I think I'd be happy with either of these (especially if H2B looked like the black guy - yum!
I LIKE THE HANKERCHIEFS - DIFFERENT. THE SUITS ARE LOVELY..
I like boutonnieres myself, I think it's a nice festive touch, and would like my OH to have one. But if he hated it, I wouldn't push it - it's a small thing really, wouldn't want him to be uncomfortable.
I LOVE the suits! I think actually that a flower might look a bit out of place with them? Like, the look of the suit is really sleek and sharp, and I think it would be hard to find a "sleek, sharp" flower, IYKWIM?
Although I take your point about the "random businessman" thing
[quote="cabbagehead":an45xj9x]I LOVE the suits! I think actually that a flower might look a bit out of place with them? Like, the look of the suit is really sleek and sharp, and I think it would be hard to find a "sleek, sharp" flower, IYKWIM?[/quote:an45xj9x]
Yeah I totally get what you mean - that did occur to me too.
I found this photo of a bridal party with no boutonnieres though and the BMs in black and it just looks a bit drab. With the bride fully kitted out in wedding clobber I think the groom should have something too.
I see what you mean, it's a bit lacking in weddingy festiveness. But sure won't you be the perfect weddingy accessory for him?