It’s a very traditional element and a small detail that is quickly overlooked: the boutonniere or corsage. A beautiful finishing touch on the outfit of the groom and the guests at your wedding! Of course, corsages also keep up with the times and are still a very modern and stylish accessory.
What is the difference between a boutonniere and a corsage and how are they worn? We are happy to tell you more and show you how beautiful this accessory is!
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Stems up, stems down
Corsages traditionally consist of a small bundle of a few flowers that are also included in the bridal bouquet. Women wear a corsage at the wedding on the wrist or pinned to the left under the collarbone, with the stem up. Bridesmaids also pin the corsage in their hair for an even more festive look.
For the men, the corsage traditionally consists of a single flower and is therefore also called a boutonniere. The man wears his boutonniere at the wedding according to the etiquette on the left lapel, just above the heart with the stem down.
Nowadays more and more women are also wearing the corsage with the stem down. We couldn’t agree more: the flowers are much more beautiful to look at!
Who wears a corsage or boutonniere at your wedding?
First of all, of course, the groom! His boutonniere is often slightly larger and more striking than for the guests.
You can give a boutonniere or corsage to anyone who is important at your wedding. Consider, for example, your parents, grandparents, siblings, witnesses, bridesmaids and groomsmen, the maid of honor and other family members or friends who consider you V.I.P. at your wedding.
The corsage shows that they belong to your inner circle. A corsage also makes it easier for friends and colleagues to recognize and congratulate the right people. It’s okay to be selective in who gets a corsage, because the costs can add up quickly. When working with a good bridal florist, the starting rate for corsages is approx. 10 euros each.
Modern boutonnieres and boutonniere
Of course, the traditional corsage also keeps up with the times and florists nowadays make the most amazing creations. We have selected a beautiful collection to inspire you and of course we are curious whether you now see the difference between boutonnieres and corsages!
Photography: Ryan Ray (L)
Floral Design: Rooted Floral (R) | Photography: Troy Meikle
Photography: Erin Wilson (L)
Floral Design: Remi and Gold Floral (R) | Photography: Allen Tsai
Floral Design: Tulipano Floral | Photography: Lizelle Goussard (L)
Photography: Whiskers & Willow (R)
Floral Design: Rooted | Photography: Troy Meikle (L)
Photography: Greg Finck | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows (R)
Floral Design: Fleur & Lumiere (L) | Photography: Kati Rosado
Photography: Kenzie Victory (R)
Floral Design: Bows and Arrows (L) | Photography: Kayla Barker
Photography: Lisa O’Dwyer | Floral Design: Flora By Nora (R)
Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Photography: Kayla Barker (L)
Photography: Jessica Burke | Floral Design: Mandolin Flowers (R)
Photography: Jemma Keech | Floral Design: Myrtle et Olive Floral (L)
Floral Design: Lavenders Flowers | Photography: Sally Pinera (R)
Photography: Lauren Brandon | Floral Design: Moss Floral Design (L)
Floral Design: Idlewild Floral (L)
Photography: Luna de Mare | Floral Design: The Loved Co (R)
Floral Design: Florals Tulipin | Photography: Corbin Gurkin (L)
Photography: Blaine Siesser | Floral Design: Katie Wachowiak (R)
Photography: Hunter Ryan (L)
Floral Design: Ashley Fox Designs | Photography: Marit Williams | Calligraphy: Shasta Bell (R)
At Dusty Blue, the best fine art bridal florists in the Netherlands and Belgium have already been collected for you. Are you curious about what our florists can do for you? We would like to introduce them to you on our vendor page, where you can find out more about their work and contact information.
Also, check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration and examples of the most beautiful boutonnieres and corsages for your wedding!