Most flowers will work for any groomsmen boutonniere, but you don’t have to stick to predictable arrangements. Your wife-to-be may prefer that their grooms help choose flowers for the wedding or match their boutonniere with what was already chosen. Regardless of why you’re getting involved, use the following information to help you and other grooms select the best bouquets.
7 Ways Grooms Can Choose the Best Wedding Flowers
1. Make and Stick to Your Budget
Determine how much money you want to spend on flowers and keep this information in mind when picking out the size of your centerpieces, boutonnieres, and bouquets. Also, consider if you want to add flowers as party favors or if you want something separate, like a shaving kit.
2. Find Your Florist
There are many florists, either online or local, that can help you pick out your wedding flowers. Online services, like the Bouqs Co., offer subscription boxes that can provide you with stunning bouquets after the fact, like for birthdays, special events, and valentine’s day flower delivery. Before settling on your florist, check their portfolio and read reviews about their services.
3. Browse for Inspiration
Start browsing through photos of real weddings on the Internet and magazines for inspiration. Since this is likely the first and only wedding you’ll ever have, it’s unlikely you’ll have a grasp on what wedding flowers are supposed to look like. However, websites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook can provide you some direction with where and how to place your flowers.
4. Familiarize Yourself With Flowers
While you won’t need a degree in botany, you will need some basic knowledge about common wedding blooms and terminology. You’ll often find peonies, roses, and hydrangeas at weddings, so start there. The more you know, the smoother your appointment will be with your florist.
5. Decide on Your Color Scheme
If you and your wife-to-be have decided on a blue and white color scheme, you’ll need to choose flowers in those colors. It’s unlikely you’ll get an exact Pantone match for your flowers, but they should be in complementary or similar shades. During your meeting with the florist, bring fabric swatches, photos, and decoration, so you can compare and contrast colors.
6. Start With the Bouquet/Boutonniere
The bride and groom are the stars of the show, so if anything needs to be perfect, it should be the boutonniere and bouquet. Both the bouquet and boutonniere are the most important accessories to the bride and groom’s outfit, meaning you should concentrate here first.
7. Choose Flowers Based on the Season
If you live in a country or US state that experiences multiple seasons, you can change up your flowers based on the time of the year. Different types of flowers become unavailable or costly during the winter months, which is one of the reasons why a summer wedding is cheaper. Ask your florist for a list of available fauna and flowers, so you can make an informed decision.