Weddings have evolved over the years from traditional, classical, contemporary and more modern and then back again. Today, weddings are more suited towards your style and what you like. With that, we are seeing more and more trends evolve. Some examples may be, bridesmaids carrying traditional bouquets to them carrying candles. How about brides walking down the aisle to the classic wedding march to them walking down to their favorite song. We've seen wedding venues go from traditional churches to inside a barn. Weddings are designed to fit exactly the couple's style and what they enjoy. Even grooms want a say so. So now to the big question, boutonnieres or pocket squares?
Boutonnieres are seen in almost every wedding now and are a classic tradition. There's actually an interesting story on how they originated, which was from Prince Albert when Queen Victoria presented him with a small bouquet. He then cut a whole in his lapel and placed one of the flowers in it. Sounds like the perfect gentleman. That is the true way to wear it, in the buttonhole on the left lapel.
However, we have seen this fashion evolve to pinning the flower on top of the left lapel, not inside the buttonhole. Just another example on how trends evolve over the years. Boutonnieres normally match the wedding flowers and the colors of the wedding. Calla lilies, roses and daisies are just a few of the wedding flowers that can be placed on his tuxedo. This is a classic tradition that adds a touch of elegance to any groom.
Classic Pocket Squares Thought Outside The Box
However, this tradition has been with us for quite a while, so it's time to go outside the box. The answer? Pocket squares! Yes, pocket squares have been with us for awhile too, but the tradition has seemed to have taken a turn from this. Guys have been combining them with their boutonnieres. Originating from handkerchiefs, the pocket square became a fashionable piece and has since evolved to hit us with a new trend that is outside the box.
This idea is great for the guys because it lets them feel a little more masculine with foliage and not a huge pink rose sticking out like a sore thumb on his classic tuxedo, at least that's how they'll feel. This exciting new wedding trend will put you ahead of the crowd. This new trend is a great alternative to the traditional boutonniere and pocket square, yet still staying true to it.
Whatever you choose will truly be exquisite. However, it's never a bad idea to stay ahead of the wedding trends to set your wedding day apart from the rest. So, boutonnieres or pocket squares?
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