Tips On Pinning A Boutonniere
I would love to teach you how to pin a boutonniere on a wedding day. As a wedding photographer, I’ve done this many many times.
With that said I haven’t poked myself or anyone yet, so I feel like I’m certified.
I have to state the obvious which is to be safe and try not to rush through this. For instance, if you’re shaky and lack any patience, hand this over to someone with steady hands.
The first is to get both pins that came with the boutonniere and have one in hand. This can work with just one pin however just make sure it’s in really good. I can’t promise that it’ll survive the entire night, especially if you like to party.
Next, take the boutonniere and place it on the left lapel ( the folded flap of cloth in front of the jacket ) near the buttonhole. If your suite doesn’t have a buttonhole, I would say maybe a couple of inches from the top corner.
You should also slightly angle the boutonniere along the seam of the lapel and not have the boutonniere vertical.
After you’ve done that, take a look to see if the boutonniere is in a good position. Going forward you’re going to make the letter X with the pins you have starting from the back of the lapel. Therefore the X goes through the boutonniere at 45-degree angles.
So take the first pin and poke through the lapel downward or upward from the back on a 45-degree angle into the boutonniere’s stem and then back into the lapel. Leaving the pointy tip hidden behind the lapel.
How To Pin a Boutonniere
A tip on pinning the boutonniere is not to go through it too much from the side, as it will show too much pin. It might take a few tries to get the hang of it before you get it perfect so don’t give up.
I hope you enjoyed this article on how to pin a boutonniere on your wedding day. If you’re interested in wedding tips check out this post.
Here’s also a quick video by a florist that shows how to pin a boutonniere and some tips.