Flowers worn in the buttonhole of the coat/jacket are referred to simply as 'buttonholes' or boutonnières.
The groom, best man, ushers and usually the fathers of both the bride and groom wear them; sometimes the grandfathers or even godparents wear one too. They are worn on the left-hand lapel of the morning coat or suit jacket.
- The buttonholes should not be too large or decorative; something quite simple looks the most effective.
- Often, the groom's buttonhole flower matches the bride's flowers
- The best man, ushers' and fathers' buttonholes reflect the bridesmaids' flowers.
- Look for a good boutonnière fixing under the left lapel - this small strip holds the flower stalk in place and keeps the buttonhole upright.
- The florist should provide some pins for extra support or, if standard suits (i.e. not morning coats) are worn, attaching the flower to the lapel.