Buttonhole Basics (Part 1)

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It's wedding season again! The team at Flower Shop Florist want to get you informed and inspired when shopping for your Wellington wedding flowers in our blog posts for this month. Working our way from bouquets to buttonholes, let's dive in to the wonderful (and fairly underrated) word of the buttonhole corsage! 

Who Gets A Buttonhole Corsage? 

This really depends on you, but we can give you maximum and minimum figures... 

Minimum: The groom (matching the bride's bouquet), the groomsmen, and the father of the bride. 

Maximum (the complete set): Both fathers of the to-be-weds, the minister/celebrant, and the ring bearers/flower girls (buttonholes for the boys, and perhaps wrist corsages for the girls). 

Your total order of buttonholes from your Wellington Florist depend entirely on which people you prioritise: who will be on display, and who needs that extra touch of wedding decor to tie up your theme? Go nuts, or go minimalist... this is your day, so have it your way!

How to order a buttonhole

If you're sticking with the same Wellington Florist for all your Wellington Wedding needs, then he or she will be able to match your buttonholes to your bouquets or decorations seamlessly. Everything will tie in and look beautiful on the day! 

If your Wellington Wedding Florist is doing buttonhole corsages only, then you'll need to get specific and offer visual examples if you possibly can. Pinterest is absolutely packed with buttonhole corsage images and ideas, so grab a few to send through in an email. 

At the end of the day, you can't go wrong with simply requesting the same feature-flowers in your bridal bouquet. For example, if your bouquet's shining star is a red rose, then arrange for a red rose bud to sit in the groom's buttonhole. If you want your groom's pin to stand out, then ask your florist to alternate the flower size or colour for the other corsages to be prepared for your wedding. For example, your groom could be sporting a red rose while your groomsmen sport white roses or even simple sprigs of beautifully-arranged greenery. 


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