Buttonholes & How To Wear Them

The little flowers worn in the lapel of the men’s suits at a wedding are known as buttonholes. Usually worn by the men in the bridal party: the groom, best man, ushers, father of the bride and father of the groom and sometimes the page boy. 

Tradtion
Traditionally it is the men who wear buttonholes on the left lapel of their suits. The mother of the bride and mother of the groom often wear a similar floral decoration called a corsage. Either pinned to the right side of their outfit or tied around their wrist.

Colour
Usually the colour and flower chosen is the same as the bridal bouquet or the rest of the wedding flowers. Some consideration may also be given to how it will complement or contrast the suit against which it will be worn.

How To Wear
The flower stem is threaded through the left lapel of the suit jacket and secured with a pin. The flower head should be pointing upwards and towards the man’s left shoulder. 

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