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How to attach your buttonhole correctly on your wedding jacket

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so you want to look and feel your best. One important detail that can make a big difference in your overall appearance is your buttonhole.

A buttonhole, also known as a boutonniere, is a small bouquet of flowers that is worn on the lapel of a jacket. It is traditionally worn by the groom and groomsmen, but can also be worn by other guests, such as the best man, fathers of the bride and groom, and ushers.

If you're not sure how to attach your buttonhole correctly, don't worry! We've put together a quick guide to help you out.

Step 1: Choose the right spot

The buttonhole should be pinned on the left lapel of your jacket, just above your heart. This is the most traditional and flattering placement.

Step 2: Insert the pin

The buttonhole should be pinned on at an upwards angle. Insert the pin through the flower stem and into the lapel of your jacket. Then, push the pin in further and back through the stem and into the jacket. This will create a secure hold that will prevent the buttonhole from falling out.

Step 3: Make sure the pin is hidden

Once the buttonhole is pinned in place, make sure that the pin is not visible from the front of the jacket. The pin should be hidden behind the lapel.

Step 4: Check the placement

Before you leave the house, take a moment to check the placement of your buttonhole in the mirror. Make sure that it is centered and that it is not too high or too low.

Here is a quick tip: If you have a heavy buttonhole, or if there is a large head on the flower, you may want to use two pins instead of one. This will help to ensure that the buttonhole stays securely in place.

Watch our video tutorial to learn the correct way to wear your buttonhole or boutonniere on your wedding jacket. It only takes a couple of minutes to discover the secret to a smart and polished look.

How to attach a buttonhole


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