How To Pin On A Buttonhole Or Corsage
Advise for wearing your buttonhole or corsage correctly on your special day!
Attaching and Wearing a Buttonhole
Worn on the left hand side, a Mans buttonhole should be worn on the outside of the buttonhole, on the left lapel - Not in the button hole, where it never sits quite right.
It is usually secured by placing a pearl-headed pin from the back of the lapel.
The pin will then be invisible from the front.
HINT: - It is much easier to pin on the buttonhole on the jacket first in the correct position. (Before wearing)
If you have a gold or decorative pin you may want to show it off, and then you could pin the Buttonhole (boutonniere) from the front.
NOTE: The Stems of the Buttonholes point Down.
A Helpful Hint
Make it easy for everyone on your special day - We offer the following as part of our service:
- We include instructions on how to pin them on and wear them.
- We liaise with you and package the buttonholes and corsages in boxes as you need them. (Simple for pick ups of buttonholes - no rustling around sorting out which needs to go where.)
- We always label our buttonholes - The guys know exactly which one belongs to who.
Your Buttonhole is traditionally worn on your Left Lapel
Why? - Because it's above your Heart! (Everybody say nawwwww! :)
Whichever side you prefer, ensure that you and your groomsmen (if applicable), all wear their buttonholes on the same side.
Attaching And Wearing Wedding Corsages
Corsages and Buttonholes dress up the whole bridal party and add to the occasion.
Corsages are attached in the same way a male button hole is, with a pearl headed pin. The pin is pushed through from the back of the garment, through the corsage, and back through the garment weaving in and out.
Corsages are worn just below the lady's right shoulder.
Note: They are designed to be a worn with the stem pointing up.
A Helpful Hint
A corsage can be worn almost anywhere! It can be worn at the shoulder, over the shoulder, in the hair, on the wrist, at the waist, hem line, on a hat, or even on an evening bag. We advise that you check with the Mums where they would like to wear their corsage - the most popular is a shoulder spray, or a wrist corsage or a handbag spray.
How to pin on and wear a Corsage:
- With one hand behind the corsage and the other holding the stem of the corsage, flowers facing away from the wearer and toward you, place the corsage at a slight angle on the dress or lapel.
This is an average of about 4 inches in from the tip of the left shoulder.
- Make sure that the corsage is evenly placed on the lapel before attempting to pin it.
- Use a Corsage Pin to pin into the fabric at the bottom left corner of the stem.
- Weave the pin back out from under the fabric. Push it through about 1 inch, laying it at an angle over the top of the corsage stem.
- Stick the tip of the pin back into the fabric on the other side of the stem. Ensure that the stem is tightly in place with the length of the pin pushing it down.
- Weave the pin back out of the fabric once more. Be sure that the very tip of the pin does not stick out, nor does it poke under the fabric and touch the skin.
- Repeat this process with the Corsage pin at the top left corner of the stem, just under the heads of the flowers.
- Two Corsage pins will help to support the weight of heavy flowers on delicate attire.
Yes corsage magnets are also available - just ask when booking.