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 Choosing Flowers for the Groom's Party
 02-23-11
Choosing Flowers for the Groom's Party
 
 
GROOM'S BOUTONNIERE
 
The groom wears his boutonniere on the left lapel, nearest to his heart.


Options: Boutonnieres are generally a single blossom such as a rosebud, stephanotis, freesia or a miniature carnation. If a rosebud is used for the wedding party, have the groom wear two rosebuds, or add a sprig of baby's breath to differentiate him from the groomsmen.

Things To Consider: Consider using a small cluster of flowers instead of a single bloom for the groom's boutonniere.

Beware: Be careful when using Alstroemeria as a boutonniere, as its sap can be harmful if it enters the human bloodstream.


USHERS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS' BOUTONNIERE

The groom gives each man in his wedding party a boutonniere to wear on his left lapel. The officiant, if male, may also be given a boutonniere to reflect his important role in the ceremony. The ring bearer may or may not wear a boutonniere, depending on his outfit. A boutonniere is more appropriate on a tuxedo than on knickers and knee socks.

Options:
Generally, a single blossom such as a rosebud, freesia, or miniature carnation is used as a boutonniere.

Things To Consider:
The groom should also consider ordering boutonnieres for other close family members such as fathers, grandfathers, and brothers. This will add a little to your floral expenses, but will make these male family members feel more included in your wedding and will let guests know that they are related to the bride and groom.

Beware:
Be careful when using Alstroemeria as boutonnieres, as its sap can be harmful if it enters the human bloodstream.

QUESTIONS TO ASK FLORISTS

What is the name of the florist?
What is the address of the florist?
What is the name & phone number of my contact person?
How many years of professional floral experience do you have?
What percentage of your business is dedicated to weddings?
Do you have access to out-of-season flowers?
Will you visit my wedding sites to make floral recommendations?
What is your cost of a boutonnieres made of a single flower?
Do you have liability insurance? fee? Do you accept credit cards?
What are your delivery/set-up fees?
What is your payment/cancellation policy?
What are your business hours?
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