I asked David this weekend what kind of Boutonnière he wanted. Perhaps something creative with twigs, or herbs, or dahlias? And he told me that actually, he didn’t really want a boutonnière at all. It would make him feel like he was going to prom. So I started to tell him that of course he had to have one, that you couldn’t even get married without one, obviously. And then I realized, damn it, the wedding industry pulled one over on me again. If he doesn’t want one (and the various fathers don’t mind) then why should I make him wear one? After all, since we are doing all the flowers ourselves it will save us work! What do you think, internets? Would the marriage even be valid without flowers on his lapel?
Photo of Rosemary and lavender boutonnière via The Knot.