Planning & Inspiration
Boutonnieres We Love: Choosing Flowers for the Men in Your Wedding
You couldn’t be happier with the bouquets you and your bridesmaids will be carrying down the aisle. Now, there’s just one more item to take care of before you can cross “wedding flowers” off the TO DO list – choosing the boutonnieres.
The custom of men wearing flowers can be traced all the way back to 2000 B.C., when the Aztecs wore brightly-colored blooms to show their allegiance during times of war. In wedding culture, the groom wears a flower from his bride’s bouquet to symbolize his bond with her. He also gives each of his groomsmen a flower to wear on the left side, just above their heart.