Traditional Wedding Boutonniere Designs

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Boutonnieres have been the traditional wedding accessory for grooms and their wedding party for centuries. The wedding boutonniere was traditionally inserted into the top buttonhole of the groom’s jacket lapel. These days lapels are typically missing that top buttonhole, so the boutonniere is pinned to the lapel directly.

We previously talked about some ideas for unique boutonnieres, but some couples opt for a traditional wedding and so are looking for classic boutonnieres. Here are some classic and classy boutonnieres to adorn the groom’s lapel!


Roses are the quintessential boutonniere choice. Whether you go for traditional red, white or pink, the rose is an elegant option that will make any groom look like a debbonaire gentelman. Whether you go for a single rose or a spray of roses, the look is sure to be chic and handsome.


The orchid is a stunning flower and makes for a dramatic visual impact when part of the boutonniere arrangement, or used as a single flower. Orchids come in a variety of colors, and look dazzling when contrasted against the groom’s tux or suit color. They are available in a wide range of colors, from subdued to vibrant.

The FTD Pink Cymbidium Boutonniere

Calla Lilies

Calla Lillies are a favored flower among many brides and make an appearance in wedding arrangements of all types. Luckily calla lilies are also available in smaller sizes than their traditional bouquet and table arangement counterparts, and make a statement when worn in a bouttoniere. Like the rose, the calla lily looks beautiful when worn alone or if paired with another flower.

Whether you favor the rose, the orchid or the calla lily, each one is unique, yet classic and time-honored. It is the perfect way to complete the groom’s look!

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