October 3, 2017

Tuesday Tips | Bouquets + Boutonnieres

Welcome back for another post in my Tuesday Tips series!! Today we are going to talk about flowers, specifically bouquets and boutonnieres!  I have some great tips for you today on how to keep your flowers organized and to make sure they are where they need to be and at the right time!

The biggest problem I see on a wedding day is that often times, the wedding party will forget their flowers and show up without them during their designated portrait time.  This means people are running around trying to track down where the flowers are and who needs what, including whose going to be the one to pin on all of those boutonnieres!

Here are my tips to help create an organized system for flowers on the day of your wedding!

  1. Have the florist deliver the flowers to one location. Have everyone meet at that same location at a designated time to be pinned.
  2. Appoint one person to be in charge of all flowers to ensure that all the girls have their bouquets and all the guys have their boutonnieres pinned on the correct side (left lapel). So you’ll want someone you trust, who knows how to pin a flower on! There have been so many times when the groomsmen show up for portraits with things pinned incorrectly or on the wrong side, which then adds additional time and can take away from your portrait time.
  3.  Have the flower coordinator start distributing the bouquets and pinning the boutonnieres before your designated picture time. Scheduling this on your wedding day itinerary would be a great idea!
  4. You could totally skip boutonnieres all together! I know, call me crazy. But seriously this is becoming more and more common, because more often than not the flowers in the boutonniere get smooshed or ruined before the ceremony starts. Flowers are delicate and easily to fall apart! I see it happen all the time. Or the flower is so heavy that the pins cannot properly hold it in place, so it spins around or falls off. Definitely talk to your florist about this!! Lightweight, sturdy flowers are ideal for boutonnieres!!

Whew, that’s a lot of info for flowers. But I guarantee that taking the time to appoint just one person to be in charge of all things flowers will eliminate those unnecessary details that may get overlooked when everyone is running around getting ready for portraits.

I hope you enjoyed these tips! Join me next week for the following edition of our Tuesday Tips series here on the blog!

Florals featured in this post by the lovely Bluebarn Event Floral.

Cheers,

Emily

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