No, magnetic boutonnieres may not be revolutionary, but they have in fact been popping up at more and more weddings recently here in the Detroit-area. There an easier option for an often over-looked part of the day...
Magnetic Boutonnieres. You plan every aspect of your wedding right down to the final detail...But often, there comes a time in every wedding, right before the Ceremony, when the Boutonnieres need to get pinned on to the Groom and Groomsmens' tuxedo jackets. If your in luck, somebody's mom or often a church official will have some experience in how to pin one of these things on without drawing blood (don't count an many guys to know how to attach one properly). In some cases I've seen though, no one around knows how to do it, and it causes a momentary, but added layer of stress to an already stressful and nervous time period.
Though they're not the newest item in the world of weddings, Magnetic Boutonnieres are growing in popularity for their convenience and ease. Basically, a magnet (or a magnet on a stick sometimes) is used as a base and the flower is placed against it. A second magnet placed on the other side of the jacket lapel secures it in place, and allows you poke-free boutonniere placement.
Some things to look out for, if it is not done properly, is that the weight of the flower may be too much for the magnet...be sure to get these from professional florists or other industry pros...this is not one item I would recommend as a "Do-it-yourself."
So if you don't go the magnetic route, at least add "learn how to put on a boutonniere" to the duties of someone in your wedding party.
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 FIVE consecutive years and is currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached