When it comes to wedding items, many couples are becoming more creative and resourceful. They think outside of the box and come up with extraordinary ideas but don’t kill their budget. One of the things couples can customize for their weddings is the boutonniere, which men wear or pin on the left side of their chest during special occasions.
Traditionally, flowers are used to make the boutonnieres. The boutonniere expenses shared by CostFreak range from $15-35, depending on the size and the type of flower you choose. If you take the price of your item of choice and multiply that by the number of people in your wedding party, you could possibly spend well over $300! For a bride who is on a budget, that’s already a big amount of money.
So how do you create a boutonniere that is both unique and cost-effective? Look for better alternatives to flowers. The following ideas can be used to create your own boutonnieres.
Using decorative keys provides a unique and vintage flair to your groomsmen. Just gather different shapes of keys – in small sizes, of course – and add either mini flowers or ribbons to make them look more attractive.
Feathers are not exactly a common choice, but you can dye them to match your wedding palette. This option is ideal for a rustic or bohemian wedding.
Tied ribbons add a more personal touch to your wedding party. They signify what causes you and your partner support.
If there’s one thing that could bring back a groom’s or a groomsman’s childhood memories, then that would be Legos. Just add a few pieces and watch the fun unravel.
Origamis are a great way to add a more contemporary touch to your party. Take multicoloured or patterned papers and fold them into interesting figures. Either pin or tuck the origami piece into the groom or groomsman’s left side of his suit.
Pocket squares are ideal for the couple who chooses not to do boutonnieres. It’s a very classic and formal approach.
Rather than throwing small, old toys away, why not turn them into something memorable? Similar to Legos, this non-flower alternative is something personal. Superhero figures can symbolize the groom’s love for a certain superhero. This can even be a replacement for the bridesmaid’s bouquet.
Buttons can add an adorable and offbeat style to any boutonniere.
This traditional Polish wedding approach symbolizes remembrance and friendship. You can create a rosemary boutonniere for the men who are closest to you and your partner on your special day.
Sports pins are ideal couples who love sports. If the groom loves to play basketball, then the boutonniere can be a mini basketball. If he loves to play darts, then mini darts would be a nice suit accessory.
Felt Leaves and Mini Items
Felt flowers and leaves combined with cute mini items create a more customized personal spin for your wedding.
This is a great choice for couples, especially the grooms, who love to go fishing. But be careful. Make sure the pointy ends are cushioned to avoid wounds. You don’t want anybody to get hurt on your big day, do you?
This idea is fantastic for the 50s rockabilly couple.
Mini Guitars and Guitar Picks
This is more tailored to that special musician in your life.
Great for beach and boho style weddings.
We just shared the secrets to creating one of a kind boutonnieres for a fraction of the price. Now you can plan that special day without going over your budget. Honeymoon in Martinique anyone?
Today’s Post is by…
Rebecca Johnson from Costfreak