Boutonnieres, which are small bundles of flowers, greenery, and other decorative elements, are among the most popular wedding day accessories. They're traditionally worn by the groom(s), groomsmen, fathers, or anyone who is sporting a suit or tuxedo jacket. The boutonnieres should generally match the rest of your wedding flower arrangements, but that doesn't mean that you can't personalize your own. Here are a few wedding boutonniere ideas to bookmark and share with your wedding florist when the time comes.
Orange Ranunculus Wedding Boutonniere
Orange and gray is a classic fall wedding color combo. If you're incorporating orange into your color scheme, consider flowers like ranunculus, zinnias, dahlias, roses, calla lilies, and poppies.
Pink Wedding Boutonniere
Light to medium pink tones will stand out against a darker blue suit or tuxedo. This wedding boutonniere idea, which features lisianthus and blushing bride protea, also picks up the burgundy hue of the vest, bow tie, and pocket square.
Wedding Boutonniere with Blue Thistle
Be sure to tell your wedding florist the type of attire you're wearing, including colors, formality level, and other accessories. A blue thistle boutonniere looks polished and elegant when paired with a navy blue suit.
White Ranunculus Wedding Boutonniere
If you're having a black tie wedding, a simple white wedding boutonniere with a hint of greenery is tastefully understated, especially when paired with a white tuxedo jacket.
Dried Flower Wedding Boutonniere
Feeling artsy? Dried flowers, one of our favorite wedding flower trends of the moment, make for a unique wedding boutonniere idea.
Rustic Wedding Boutonniere
Boutonnieres can be worn even if you're not wearing a jacket with a lapel. This pop of red contrasts against a brown tweed vest for a look that's comfortable and laid-back.
Orange Rose Wedding Boutonniere
When in doubt, you can turn to your wedding day accessories for wedding boutonniere ideas (this is why describing your attire to your florist is so important!). We love how the orange rose picks up the similar tones in this groom's paisley tie, creating a look that feels well-planned and cohesive.
Greenery Wedding Boutonniere
If flowers aren't a main part of your wedding decor, or you'd simply like to skip them for your boutonniere, then a small greenery style may be more your speed. This boutonniere of eucalyptus and thistle would be perfect for casual events, like a beach wedding or countryside bash.
Pink Rose Wedding Boutonniere
Roses are classic for a reason, and because of their sturdiness, they make for excellent wedding boutonnieres that won't wilt throughout the day. A blush pink hue is a chic alternative if red roses don't match your color scheme.
Moody Wedding Boutonniere
Dark tones, like burgundy, emerald green, and muted yellow will instantly add a moody, dramatic spin to your wedding attire.
Phalaenopsis Orchid Wedding Boutonniere
Whether you're having a black tie wedding and need a statement accessory, or you're getting married in a tropical location, a phalaenopsis orchid boutonniere won't be overlooked. This bold flower is also known as the moth orchid and comes in a range of colors, including yellow, white, fuchsia, and multi-color varieties.
Orange Cymbidium Orchid Wedding Boutonniere
Another type of orchid to spice up your lapel: the cymbidium orchid. This wedding boutonniere idea is a great way to add a pop of color to your look, since the orchid blooms in green, yellow, fuchsia, orange, and even brown tones.
White Anemone Wedding Boutonniere
For a flower that's slightly more unexpected than the classic white rose or ranunculus, we love an anemone with a dark blue center.
Wedding Boutonniere with Tillandsia and Feathers
If your wedding has a boho theme or is taking place at an outdoor venue, adding air plants and other nature-inspired accents, like feathers, are some on-theme alternatives to fresh flowers.
White Rose Wedding Boutonniere
We love how the white boutonniere picks up the white floral print on this groom's tie.
Wedding Boutonniere with Jasmine
Adding loose vines, like these jasmine buds, is one wedding boutonniere idea we love if you're going for a garden-inspired look. English ivy, ferns, and berry branches are a few more options.
Pink Orchid Wedding Boutonniere
You don't have to shy away from color if you're having a formal wedding. This bright fuchsia boutonniere adds a modern twist to a traditional black tuxedo.
Mini Pineapple Wedding Boutonniere
Getting married at the beach? Skip the flower boutonniere altogether and wear a mini pineapple on your lapel instead for instant island vibes.
Burgundy Ranunculus Wedding Boutonniere
Match your wedding boutonniere to the color of your jacket, like this burgundy ranunculus, for a sleek and monochromatic look.