How to Pin on a Boutonniere or Corsage

I’m sure you have been to a wedding or seen the groomsmen in pictures with those crooked boutonnieres.  BTW, it’s one of my pet peeves.  From this point on we want all boutonnieres to be straight and perfect.

Do you have the daunting task of pinning on the boutonnières for a wedding?  If you do, here is a step-by-step guide to make sure those boutonnieres are picture perfect.

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Step 1: Hold the corsage or boutonniere by its stem. Have flowers facing away from wearer and toward you with flowers facing up and stems facing down.

Step 2: Place the corsage or boutonniere at a slight angle on the wearer’s lapel, approximately 4” below the top of the left shoulder.

Step 3: Make sure that the flower is evenly placed on the lapel before attempting to pin it.

Step 4: Take a strong and sturdy pin in the hand that is not holding the flower.

Step 5: Stick pin behind fabric (on the right hand side) at the base of bloom.

Step 6: Weave pin back out from under fabric. Push it through about 1 inch, laying it at an angle over the top of the stem (not through it).

Step 7: Stick tip of the pin back into fabric on the other side of the stem. Insure that the stem is tightly in place with the length of the pin pushing it down.

Step 8: Weave pin back out of fabric once more. Be sure that the tip of pin does not stick out, nor does it poke under the fabric and touch the skin.

If you have booked our services, you will get a small little hand out you can refer to.

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