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Buttonholes (also known as a boutonniere) are the flowers usually worn by men which are pinned onto the lapel of a suit jacket. These are generally worn at weddings, but also can be worn at extravagant events such as race days, evening dinners, proms and other formal events. Commonly at weddings, men wear buttonholes and ladies wear corsages. Men’s buttonholes are always worn on the left; ladies should wear their corsages on the right.
The most important buttonhole is that of the groom; this should be a flower that matches the bridal bouquet and compliments the colour of the suit. A buttonhole can be a single flower on its own like the classic rose, or can be two or three flowers wired together framed with a few foliage leaves. Most flowers can be used for buttonholes, but they should be smaller headed flowers such as Roses, Lisianthus, Gerberas or Calla Lilies, and they should be hardy flowers that will last the day. A buttonhole should nicely frame the pocket of a suit jacket. Other people who may wear buttonholes are the father of the bride and father of the groom, the best man, the ushers and any other significant guests or close family relations.
A traditional Carnation buttonhole is £1.50, and flowers such as Roses or Gerberas are £3. Buttonholes with Orchids or Calla Lilies start from £5.