Gone are the days when boutonnieres were drooping sad looking blossoms. They are bright and often very quirky with a hint of the grooms personality coming through.
Although we may not be following tradition as to what a boutonniere is made from, how to where a it remains the same. Boutonnieres are to be worn on the left lapel, with the head (or flower) at the top and stem at the bottom. (I have corrected my fair share of few upside down bouttonieres). They are worn on the left as this is close to the heart and the side which will be seen most. Using 2 pins cross-crossed behind the lapel will keep them in place throughout the ceremony and reception.