Buttonholes

To clear up the terminology, this is the correct name for the flower you wear on your lapel. The annoying thing about this term is that, these days, the flower […]

To clear up the terminology, this is the correct name for the flower you wear on your lapel.

The annoying thing about this term is that, these days, the flower does not go IN the buttonhole. They are attached to the front side of the lapel so that you can see the stalk. If the pin has a pearl on the non-sharp end then this should usually be seen rather than hiding it behind the lapel. Also, if your florist offers magnets instead of pins, ask for pins. The magnets are rubbish.

When the flowers are being ordered make sure that the buttonholes arent too big or ostentatious. Big buttonholes will get in your way and are often too heavy to stay on the lapel effectively.

Too much detail? Probably, but i have to help the Groom etc put their buttonholes on in 8 out of 10 weddings. The detail is also why you are reading this blog isnt it???