DIY Boutonnière Ideas for Your Wedding
When it comes to your wedding day, there are certain projects you should never DIY (like your dress and the food), but there are others that a crafty bride or groom can certainly tackle themselves. One such detail? The boutonnière. These mini clusters of flowers are typically pinned to the groom's left lapel, and can easily be DIYed with a little time and effort.
If you're wondering how to make a boutonnière, wonder no more. Here, we pulled together our all-time favorite groom boutonnière ideas, then share step-by-step instructions on how to make them on your own. Although floral varieties may be best left up to the pros, we found some ideas that are easy to replicate at home and don't lack for style.
Throwing a fall wedding? Our favorite pinecone boutonnière might be just what you need. Planning a more elegant celebration? Why not play up the formality with a velvet accessory? Want to show off your love of reading or music? Consider a paper boutonnière, made from the pages of your favorite novel or sheet music for your first dance song. These meaningful details can go a long way in terms of personalizing your party.
Ready to learn how to create a groom's boutonnière at home? Click through here to see some examples we love, then check out our guides on how to make them yourself. These DIY projects couldn't be simpler!
Incorporate the shades and symbols of the season into festive boutonnieres that are easy to assemble.
Create a lasting boutonniere from the “flower” that appears at the bottom of every pinecone.
Fashion these bouts for your groomsmen with ribbon that matches the bridesmaids’ dresses or the ribbon around their bouquets.
Silver Boutonniere Name-Tags
No introductions are necessary with this DIY embellishment. Forgo an everyday sticker, and let attendees at your celebration identify themselves with this chic and shiny accessory instead.
Paper Flower Boutonniere
Do you and your fiancé have a book or passage that’s especially meaningful to you? Turn it into a boutonniere by photocopying or printing out the text and punching it into floral shapes.
Vintage millinery flowers—some here date back to the ’40s—will add a dash of handsome to men’s lapels. Top off the old-school look with something new: a coordinating ribbon.
Mother-of-pearl beads are at the center of these lasting lapel decorations for the groom and groomsmen.
Fabric Leaf Boutonnieres
Not all groomsmen are cut from the same cloth, so make their boutonnieres as unique as they are. These designs can be tailored accordingly for any time of year.
Assemble a wearable bouquet by mixing fabric-covered styles in different sizes, hues, and patterns; a linen leaf finishes the playful look.
Your groom and groomsmen will look fly with a boutonniere that never wilts.