Wedding Boutonnieres

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Wedding boutonnieres are worn on the groomsman's (or groom!) left tux lapel.  There are alternatives to pinning, such as Boutstix Magnets or Fitz EasyPins.

This cheery boutonniere has bright hypericum berries that work equally well for summer or winter.  To design a similar boutonniere, you will need the following fresh flowers and greenery:

Before your wholesale flowers arrive, be sure to read thoroughly the steps to processing your flowers.  Don't ignore the recommended products, as they are easily obtainable and will keep your flowers fresh longer.  They are a living organism, needing food and water just like any other living plant.  Ignore this and they will wilt more quickly.

If you need detailed help on designing boutonnieres, browse through the step by step tutorials in the Boutonniere Gallery 1 and Gallery 2

There is a quick index at the bottom of this page to specific flower design steps, such as taping florist wire or wiring individual leaves.

Always be sure to immediately cut and place in a water glass any tight buds or broken flowers and refrigerate immediately to keep them in tight bud stage.  Mist your finished designs with a flower sealant and store in a refrigerator, as these flowers have no constant water source.

Wiring Calyx Flowers

Wiring Delicate Blooms

Taping Florist Wire

Pleating Leaves

Artificial Leaves

Supporting Leaves

Ribbon Wrap Stems

Wire Wrapped Stems

Decorative Wire Stems

Decorative Wire Accents

Boutonniere Magnets

 Cushion Flower Wiring

Wiring Branch Filler Flowers

Leaves Stitch Wiring

Pleating Large Leaves

Cupping Leaves

Wiring Soft Leaves

French Wrapped Stems

Wire Armatures

Decorative Wire Accents

Shortening Pin Shanks

Pocket Boutonnieres

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