Boutonniere & Corsage Tutorials
Boutonnieres and corsages—two tiny designs that might give you the jitters.
We're here to assist you in easing those worries and conquering these delightful little creations. They're not as intimidating as they may seem. If you've ever wondered what a boutonniere is, how to create one, or even the correct spelling— you're in the perfect spot! (No worries—we'll just call it "bout" from now on.) Read on for our best advice, clever hacks, and step-by-step tutorials on all things bout and corsage!
- You can make bouts and corsages on day 1 or 2 of receiving your flowers! Be sure to store them in a hydration chamber.
- Bouts work best on suit jackets, suspenders, and vests. If the groomsmen are wearing plain dress shirts, the shirt may not provide enough support for the boutonniere's weight. It's best to skip bouts altogether in this case—saggy bouts are not cute!
- Don't be afraid to mix and match. Use any of your leftover scraps even if you don't have one of each bloom for each bout. If you have a colorful design you can use different colors for each groomsman to incorportate as many of the bouquet flowers as possible.
- For a super simple corsage, make it just like a bout. Add a few extra blooms to make grandma's fancier than dad's.
- Wrist corsages are a good option if you are not sure how the dress will look or hold up with the pin-on corsage. These take a bit more time and supplies than a basic pin-on corsage.
- For someone who wants something more elaborate than the regular pin on corsage, you can make a safety pin corsage. This style can be made large and elaborate or small and simple.
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