Of equal importance to the bride’s and attendants’ bouquets are the traditional boutonnières or button holes worn by the groom, his bestman, the ring bearer, the ushers, as well as the father, brothers and grandfathers of the bride and groom. The boutonnière is worn on the left lapel.
The groom usually has one which is made from the same flowers as the bride’s bouquet, standing out from the other’s. It may also be a different type of flower all together or just a different colour or arrangement.
Generally the fathers and grandfathers have boutonnières that match the colour schemes of their partners. The best man and the ushers usually wear ones that match the attire of the bridesmaids.
Roses are a popular choice for the button hole, but other flowers include the carnations, fuschias, orchids, freesias and stephanotis.