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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Simple Boutonnière

Filed under: Boutonniere,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

boutonniereBoutonnières are small clusters of one or two flowers, greenery (or non-traditional boutonnières) worn on the left lapel of a man’s suit to formal occasions. Place the boutonnière at a slight angle on the left lapel, approximately 4 inches in from the tip of the left shoulder. Pinning on a boutonnière gives the finishing touch to a man’s wedding suit or tuxedo.

In the past, the stem of a boutonnière was inserted through an actual buttonhole in the man’s left lapel. Today, a lapel will most likely have a faux buttonhole, or maybe, none at all, so the boutonnière needs to be pinned. Trying to get it pinned on straight and keeping it from flopping over are a couple of the challenges.

At more than one wedding I’ve been asked to help with the groom’s or groomsmen’s boutonniere. It either came off or was tilting to starboard. Here is another great “must add” to your bride’s emergency kit.

It’s call “The Simple Boutonnière.” Pinning a boutonnière isn’t that complicated with this clever device. This product was created to benefit anyone who has ever had trouble attaching a boutonnière or corsage for any occasion. It will help you avoid potentially embarrassing and dangerous pinning encounters. The tip of the pin cannot poke the groom or groomsman because of the way it is made.

People shouldn’t have to worry about if their boutonnière or corsage will fall off, tilt sideways or prick their finger with a pin during their big day or event! It’s the fastest and most reliable way to attach a boutonnière or corsage. And. . . it won’t shift from side-to-side or tilt to starboard. 😉

Available in the Greater Phoenix area at Baisch & Skinner, 525 West Turney, Phoenix, AZ 85013 ( or go to:

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