By Sharon Brandwein
Most people would agree that boutonnieres are an essential part of the wedding attire for the groom, his groomsmen, and maybe a few other VIPS in attendance. And while it would be pretty hard to scan any wedding ceremony or prom without spotting a boutonniere, it's still probably safe to say that making a boutonniere is something of a lost art. With any luck, you could probably find a local florist who can make a simple boutonniere. But if you're not having any such luck or you’d like to try your own hand at it, it's pretty simple to do yourself.
If you decide to take matters into your own hands, you've come to the right place. In this guide, we share everything you need to know about making your own boutonnieres for your big day, and we also detail the key differences in using fresh flowers versus faux ones. Lastly, we'll teach you how to preserve a boutonniere to keep as a memento for years to come.