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« on: September 22, 2008 04:10:14 PM »

Okay, so, because I'm so "special" and unconventional, I decided to try something a little different for the Boutonnieres! The ONLY problem is that I can't think of a good way to get them to attach......on the person.........

>___>

They are a little heavier than normal ones, but they do have lots of wire to clip something onto - I'm just not sure what! @___@ Here are some pictures....





For super extra emphasis: My wedding is this Saturday. So....um......help, please? XD
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lilymaid7
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008 04:17:12 PM »

Perhaps you could either wire or sew a pin back to them.
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beadingjunkee
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008 04:17:32 PM »

Congrats on your wedding. I'm sure there is a way. What does the back of the boutonniere look like?
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008 04:21:10 PM »

Did you think of attaching something like a broach backing to the leaf?  Or to a piece of wire?  There pretty commonly found at whatever craft store you have around.

BTW I really the contrast you have between natural (the flower) and industrial (the wire).


Good luck and best wishes!
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008 04:31:19 PM »

The back is unfinished, it looks like this currently:





And thank you, itsinmynature, I like the contrast too! ^__^

I was thinking of a broach backing, but I'm not sure if I should wire it on, or what.
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Melazdee
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008 04:41:31 PM »

hmm I wonder if you could stick it on something (like a dowel) and have it peeking out of the pocket?
I second the idea of just gluing a pin backing to metal on back with some metal epoxy. Also, I could see (if you don't have that many groomsmen that is) someone tacking them on to the suits with needle and thread. It would hold it even though its heavy and it would be easy enough to just snip the thread after the wedding. The needle/thread wouldn't ruin the tuxes either.
You know how regular boutonnieres are attached to the lapel with a pin with that cool pearly thing on the end? I wonder if you could find or make a larger version of that and use it to pin the boutonniere on by weaving it in and out of the metal and the lapel.
Or giant safety pins? they sell those in any sewing section of stores and I think they could hold it on. If it was too visible you could glue beads to the end or somethin
Don't know about your budget, but they do sell super super strong magnets. You could glue one side to the back of the boutonniere and then use the other one behind the lapel. Then you could use them as magnets after the wedding!

Hope I helped ! They are beautifully done btw. congrats on your wedding!  
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008 06:44:58 PM »

Wow~ That magnet idea is really nifty! XD What a great way to give a memory to mine and my DF's families! XD I will look into that, I am on a tight budget, but magnets would be really cool. If I can't do that, I was thinking of making the stems come down and then using a pin to pin it on - like a traditional boutonniere. I think what I'm most afraid of is having the boutonniere fall off! XD
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Also, should I make the Groom's and the Grooms-men's boutonniere's different?
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008 06:09:57 AM »

I'm not familiar with tradition and if the grooms boutonniere is usually different or not, but I say just leave it as is! No more stress for your wedding day, missy. lol    Smiley  (if you are stuck on the idea, how would you make it different?)
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008 09:30:41 AM »

LOL Thanks, I needed a reminded to not stress so much! XD

I goofed around with it last night, and I adjusted the stem, so that it hangs down; and then I got the Fianc to jump around with it pinned on and he said it didn't feel too heavy or anything! XD So! <33

For the groomsmen and the Groom's boutonnieres, I'm going to add a little white flower or two, to give it it's own unique look.
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