Here’s little tip –
This is the question without fail at every wedding the Groom and his Groomsmen ask me.
Its pretty much the same routine for me each wedding & it goes something like this –
The men pick up their buttonholes, turn & look at each other, they then turn and look at me. Then one will normally say something like “You must know how these go on” ?
I think buttonholes is one of those things we all see at weddings, We know we are meant to wear them, but attaching them is a whole different ball game –
Hopefully this should help –
Men wear their buttonhole on their left lapel.
If there is a buttonhole there, then you can simply insert the stem right through the fabric and secure it with a pin for added security. If the buttonhole is sewn up you will need to have it pinned on to the fabric of the lapel.
Whether the buttonhole is sewn up or not, the aim is to have the pin hold the stem against your jacket.
Make sure that the flower head is pointed up towards the left shoulder. Lift the lapel to expose the back and hold the flower in place. Push the pin through the back of the lapel and through the stem of the buttonhole. The point of the pin should go through the stem where it is thick, just below where it attaches to the petals. Then guide the pin back through the lapel, as if you are sewing a stitch.
The pin should be secure and lay vertically against the lapel. Both ends of the pin should end up on the back of the lapel, hidden from view.
Use a second pin if you need extra support.
Matt Spooner Wedding Photography
Devon Wedding Photographer