Buttonholes are worn by the groom, best man, ushers as well as the fathers of the bride and groom to honour their roles on the wedding day and also to identify them as being part of the wedding party They are worn on the left lapel, often with the groom’s matching the colour of his bride’s bouquet. This is traditionally a single flower.
Corsages are worn by the female attendants as well as the two mothers. These are normally a bit more elaborate and are worn on the right side.
To make your own buttonholes and corsages: Choose your flowers and decorations that you are going to use, hold everything together with one hand, then use your other hand to bind them together with florists wire. Wrap the stems together with florists green tape and thats it. Done!! Don’t forget to keep them in the fridge if you’re making them the night before.
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