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10 Unique and Creative Boutonnière Ideas for Your Groom

  |  By Alexandra Davies

While coordinating the bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and centrepieces into the theme of your fantasy wedding, it is very easy to overlook the small details. Boutonnières are rather minor, however, they have great potential to take your wedding to the next level of creativity.

A groom's boutonnière should not only be a representation of his personality underneath his wedding day attire, it should also reflect the bond formed as a couple during your courtship, and the prospects of a fantastic future ahead.

Take a look at these fresh boutonnière ideas that will tie your wedding theme together.


Fabric flowers

Photo by Boyfriend/Girlfriend Photography.

Make your mister's boutonnière last a lifetime with a flower made entirely out of fabric! Not only is a fabric flower a great keepsake that won't dry out or die, but it'll also make for an easy DIY project that you can work on together.


Monogrammed boutonnière

Photo courtesy of Bragging Bags

Personalizing your groom's boutonnière with each of your initials is a great way to showcase your union, and devotion to your future as a couple. It's a whimsical, thoughtful touch, and keepsake for years to come.


Burlap and feather boutonnière

Photo courtesy of Love Sparkle Pretty

A burlap and feather boutonnière is ideal for a rustic-chic wedding. It'll add a unique flair to your special day, and is an easy project to make at home. Most if, not all of the components are easy to source at a craft or thrift store, and it tells a special story about your love.


Evergreen arrangement

Photo courtesy of Just Wedding Bouquets

Think outside of the box. Instead of a traditional flower boutonnière during those frosty months, this snowy evergreen arrangement is the perfect accent for a winter wonderland wedding. It's a simple statement that'll showcase your unique winter wedding while adding some pizazz to your groom's tuxedo.


Key-shaped boutonnière

Photo courtesy of 2 Hands Studios

You can easily find the key to his heart with this vintage key-shaped boutonnière. Most thrift stores will have tons of vintage keys for sale and you'll be able to create a perfect piece for a vintage-themed wedding.


Bright feather boutonnière

Photo courtesy of YS Originals

To add some pizzazz to your mister's suit, choose vibrant colours such as this rich purple feather boutonnière for an eye-catching effect. Your groom will dazzle onlookers with a pop of colour on a muted or earth-toned suit.


Embellished flowers

Photo by Jim Yeung

Strut your stuff and go all out with a gorgeous embellished flower and feather combination. Let your groom show off his colours like the peacock he is. Talk about a fabulous option for an exotic or destination wedding.


Rustic rope boutonnière

Photo by Rachel Peters Photography

Does the open water hold a special place in your heart? Perhaps you fell in love with your future husband on a romantic weekend? Enhance your nautical theme with this rustic rope boutonnière. You should be able to source all of the components locally and can spend time together making this fantastic statement piece.


White orchid boutonnière

Photo by Jim Yeung

We simply adore this beautiful white orchid boutonnière. It's a timeless arrangement that'll work for any type of wedding. Think of a classic chapel wedding complete with flower girls and a horse-drawn carriage. Who wouldn't swoon?


Frame boutonnière

Photo by Glass Realm

If your nuptials are taking place far away, or you've experienced the loss of a loved one. a mini-frame boutonnière is a wonderful way to pay tribute to absent loved ones.

This article was originally published on May 16, 2012

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