Just about any bloom will work for your groom's wedding boutonnière, but why stick with predictable picks? Luckily, there's no shortage of ideas. But how do you pick the perfect wedding boutonnière that will earn your guy's seal of approval and still feel like a cohesive part of your floral design?
What Is a Boutonnière?
A boutonnière is a floral accessory worn on the lapel of a tux or suit jacket for special occasions such as weddings.
Start with the color. White, green, and yellow are all popular shades for the groom's bout. Another great way to balance out his boutonniere is with the addition of bold greenery. Fresh herbs, leafy greens, or a modern succulent are all great additions to softer hued flowers—this way, you can feel free to pick a colorful bloom. Or go with one large succulent, a cluster of greens or berries, or a barely-there off-white cluster of nontraditional wedding flowers—we like perennial astilbe or clematis—for a look that expresses a more modern style.
More and more couples are swapping out the traditional floral wedding boutonnière in place of something more understated. Pick a cool pin, like a mustache or arrows, or a meaningful family heirloom, like a vintage key, and accent it with pale-hued berries, wheat, or greens for a look that he'll surely love.
In an effort to help you and your husband-to-be select the perfect boutonnière, we rounded up 59 great ideas that you two are sure to love.
A boutonniere made of dainty gold arrows and accented with brunia berries, dusty miller, and greenery, created by Sweet Woodruff.
A boutonniere of muted pink, peach, and green flowers, including Annabelle roses, dusty miller, and greenery, created by Cattleya Flowers.
A purple clematis boutonniere created by Sebesta Floral + Event Design.
A small white gardenia boutonniere accented with dusty miller created by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design.
A green succulent boutonniere with red floral accents, created by Make My Day Count.
A simple boutonniere comprised of berry and gum leaves, and additional greenery, created by Petal and Pod.
A ribbon-tied boutonniere made of astilbe and greenery, created by Mallory Joyce.
A yellow and green boutonniere comprised of mini tulips and herbs, created by Amy Burke Designs.
A rustic, twine-wrapped boutonniere comprised of a single white ranunculus and greenery accents.
A succulent boutonniere, accented with snowberries and dusty miller leaves, created by Designs by Jeremiah.
A white and green boutonniere comprised of hydrangea blossoms, berries, and acorns, created by Martha's Gardens.
A classic boutonniere comprised of off-white roses created by Butterfly Floral & Event Design.
A rustic thistle boutonniere created by New Leaf Design.
A simple succulent boutonniere created by Karen Lenahan Designs.
A boutonniere comprised of succulents, cotton, and balsa wood flowers, tied with rustic string, created by Twigg Botanicals.
A modern boutonniere comprised of a succulent, protea, and buds, created by The Little Branch.
A cream rose boutonniere with leafy accents, created by Sara York Grimshaw Designs.
A bright pink garden rose boutonniere created by Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio.
A bold orange ranunculus boutonniere created by Enflora.
A classic white boutonniere comprised of a single overblown ranunculus created by Island Ambiance.
A pink garden rose boutonniere with dusty miller and greenery, created by Jonica Moore Studio.
A mustache pin boutonniere accented with dried wheat and flowers.
A classic white and green stephanotis boutonniere created by Wicked Willow.
A boutonniere made of red and purple artificial flowers and a vintage skeleton key, created by Grand Floral.
A boutonniere comprised of a single peach ranunculus, silver brunia, and tied with black and gray ribbons, created by Nola Flora.
A cream rose boutonniere tied with green ribbon, created by Sara York Grimshaw Designs.
A boutonniere comprised of eucalyptus and fresh herbs, created by FloralEarth.
A white and green boutonniere comprised of hydrangea blossoms and a green garden rose, created by Vault + Vine.
An air plant and peach ranunculus boutonniere created by The Little Branch.
A boutonniere made of white ranunculus and greenery accents, created by Anna Held Floral Design Studio.
A succulent boutonniere with red berries, created by Branch Design Studio.
A white ranunculus boutonniere, accented with greenery and snowberries, created by Oak Leaf Florist.
A white orchid boutonniere tied together with a black and white dotted ribbon.
Florist Elaine Pisarcik paired a succulent with cotton and greenery for this laid-back groom's boutonniere.
Florist Megan Wilkes created a heat-friendly boutonniere comprised of succulents and pink hypericum berries.
A pale purple boutonniere comprised of lavender and a purple-and-white spider mum, created by Steve's Flower Market.
A single freesia bud boutonniere represents innocence and friendship.
A textured boutonniere with viburnum berries, raspberries, ferns, and millet, tied with a ribbon.
A majestic calla lily boutonniere adequately showcases the flower's meaning: regal.
A rustic boutonniere comprised of a succulent, sprigs of lavender, seeded eucalyptus, and wheat, created by Blooms + Flora.
A fresh boutonniere comprised of eucalyptus leaves and greenery.
A whimsical boutonniere in an arrangement of acorns, freesia bud, privet berries, and seeded eucalyptus.
A single orchid boutonniere adds an exotic touch and a little bit of drama to any event. The flower itself symbolizes refinement and charm.
A fresh air plant boutonniere fashioned with gold seeded eucalyptus.
Your groom will certainly stand out wearing a stylish miniature wreath fashioned from fresh greenery on his jacket.
A sweet single rose boutonniere brings out the blue in this navy suit.
An elegant boutonniere of white bougainvillea, unripened mandarin oranges, and seasonal local foliage.
A natural berry boutonniere combining hypericum berries, white spray roses, and eucalyptus leaves tied together with a peach silk ribbon.
How's this for a modern look? A pastel, sky blue hue calls for attention, but the green succulent boutonniere and cool, crystal guitar pin add a soft touch of personal flair.
Winter calls for rich, jewel tones. We love the wintry mix of red carnation, blue thistle, willow eucalyptus, and ivy on this seasonal boutonniere.
This groom paired a deep red ranunculus by Everly Alaine Florals with his classic black suit and bowtie.
Marco Alexzondra Floral Design created this boutonniere blend of rosemary, sage, snowberry, eucalyptus leaves, jasmine, fern, and a red spray rose to serve as a sharp contrast to the otherwise subdued wedding colors.
This chic blend matched the bride's bouquet, all created by Laina Graf Florals.
This yellow rose boutonniere by Betty Flowers Santorini blended well with the soft tones of the groom's natural linen suit.
This stunning white orchid was created by Xquisite Events in Florida, and served as the perfect complement to the timeless style of the wedding.
The bride's uncle hand-made a fishing fly for each boutonniere because he and the groom both love the sport. This blend of white mjolika rose, dusty miller, and astilbe was crafted by Virginia's Country Garden Florist.
Petals and Pours created this blend of white ranunculus and greenery for a subtle statement.
This twine-wrapped mini-bouquet is the perfect touch on a timeless black tux.