Floral Special Event Accessories for the Contemporary Man

Many men find themselves limited in flower accessory options for formal events like proms, weddings, homecoming dances, and galas. While boutonnieres are the usual choice, there’s a world of possibilities to express your personality with wearable flowers. Embrace new designs, put a twist on classics, or pick custom stems and blooms that genuinely represent who you are. The floral experts at Rose Hill Weddings in Nashville, Tennessee are ready to help you explore the latest floral fashion trends for your next special occasion.

Groom and groomsmen with boutonnieres

Wedding Florals

Special events like weddings often involve gifting wearable floral designs to ring bearers, grooms, groomsmen, parents, godparents, and grandparents. These flowers serve as both lovely accessories and symbols of the significant roles your loved ones play in your life. It’s a heartfelt and meaningful way to show how much these men mean to you and to thank them for being part of your special day.

Man wearing purple bow tie and flower

Prom Florals

Before heading to formal dances like prom or homecoming, guys often ensure their boutonniere or wearable floral design complements their date’s flowers and attire. Even if flying solo, it’s great for guys to accessorize their outfits with fresh flowers and show off their personalities. Going stag lets men enjoy the freedom of designing something special and colorful that reflects their unique style and taste.

Fresh Floral Bow Ties

Prepare for a creative twist with fresh floral bow ties — a rising trend. Fashion designers are playing around with different textures and materials, including velvet paisley, satin fabrics, floral prints, and even wood, for these stylish bow ties. Thanks to this innovation, it’s not surprising that they are catching on. You can include berries and greens for winter formals, succulents to add a rustic touch, or small and colorful blooms to make these fresh floral bow ties cute and fun.

Man in red suit with pocket florals

Blooming Pocket Squares

We have a fantastic option for those who love coordinating their bow tie and pocket square. Forget about the regular fabric pocket square and adorn the top of your jacket pocket with miniature flowers. This unique horizontal arrangement adds a fashionable twist to the classic boutonniere, making a subtle yet eye-catching statement. You may prefer a matching floral bow tie and pocket square as a default, but if you want to experiment, pair a blooming pocket square with a solid-colored fabric tie for a chic look.

Man wearing white boutonniere and suit

Full Lapel Florals

Go all out with this floral look! Forget the small boutonniere and opt for a full-lapel floral piece that will make a big statement at all special events. Secure plenty of lush blossoms from the top of your lapel down to the top button of the suit jacket, crafting something truly remarkable. This wearable flower design will undoubtedly capture everyone’s attention throughout the evening.

Bride and groom at Indian wedding ceremony

Leis, Garlands, & Flower Crowns

Garlands and flower crowns are popular options for grooms having destination weddings in locations like Hawaii or who come from cultures in which flowers hold ceremonial importance, like Hinduism. Wearing flower crowns can be traced back to ancient Greece, where they were worn to honor the gods. Over the years, this fashion trend has evolved in diverse ways across various cultures. For example, in Ukraine, it’s customary for couples to wear flower wreaths after exchanging vows. Boho-style weddings often have these floral accessories, too. Across the globe, flower crowns and garlands symbolize fertility, equality, honor, love, new beginnings, good luck, and celebration.

Groom carrying bouquet of flowers


Bouquets aren’t limited to women — men can rock them too! To achieve a classy, modern, and bold style, opt for a bouquet of your favorite blooms; combine muted greenery with white roses, protea, and fall tones for a masculine and chic look, particularly when arranged in a freeform style. If you prefer vibrant colors and striking blooms, select a small bouquet to add a fresh and polished touch. But remember, the most beautiful bouquet is the one that embraces your true self and mirrors your unique personality.

Man wearing creative boutonniere


As per tradition, boutonnieres are mini flower arrangements usually pinned on the left lapel of a suit jacket. They add elegance to formal outfits and are the go-to floral accessory for men. Whether you want to coordinate with wedding centerpieces, the bouquet, the corsage a date is wearing, or showcase your taste, there are various ways to express your unique sensibilities through a classic boutonniere.

Are you planning your next formal event? Partner with the experts at Rose Hill Weddings to craft the ideal wearable flowers.