Make a Boutonniere (and Corsages!) for your Do It Yourself Wedding!
DIY Projects - How to Make Boutonnieres and Corsages Yourself!
Interested in knowing how to make a Boutonniere?
Boutonniere is actually a French word meaning buttonhole. In fact, the English version is called, simply, buttonhole! This is where the flower would actually be attached. This slit in the fabric is easily located on the left lapel (Take note…if there is no buttonhole, it should still go on the left lapel!) of the man's jacket.
The difference between a bout and its female counterpart is normally that a corsage is more elaborate. It might include several flowers clustered together and a frilly bow or feminine accent. A corsage can also be made either to wear on the wrist, or be pinned on. Bouts are strictly pinned on.
Corsages are the female version of this floral accent. Worn most commonly by the mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and Grandmothers they can also be used to honor other female family members, such as daughters, that beloved Aunt who stuffed and sealed all of your wedding invitations, sisters or sister-in-laws, etc. Who wears a one is really up to who you want to honor on this special day. Bridesmaids can even be dressed with these instead of bouquets, if you so choose.
Much like the modern day bridal bouquet, the sky is the limit with the materials that can be used to make a boutonniere and corsage. Browse through our projects for great fresh flower ideas along with alternative materials. Remember, it is sometimes the little details that make people feel special. Have fun!
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