Wedding Chat with Sande - How to Pin a Boutonniere

First of all - did I even spell Boutonniere correctly? That is intimating in itself!! But it never fails - when I'm photographing the groom and his guys getting dressed, at least one guy will ask me to help him pin his boutonniere. I always give them my disclaimer - "I never do this right!", and they always reply "well I'm sure whatever you do would be better than what I do." Don't be so sure dude.

Boutonniere's are generally top heavy with a slim bottom and a straight pin. My first fear is that I will either poke them or myself with that pin. I mean, who wants to be responsible for blood on a white shirt at a wedding? Not me! But I always try to help and then feel horrible later when I'm photographing them and the boutonniere I helped with is hanging upside down. Yes