My husband loves Stormtroopers, so I had to tie a love of his into our wedding. Well, we also came into the reception with the Imperial March playing - so he got that, too. ;)
Anyways! This is a very affordable way to make your own boutonnieres and a way to make them COOL.
What you will need:
boutonniere pins (buy anywhere online)
Star Wars plastic rings from a cake shop
real flowers or fake
(our flowers were from Michaels)
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Ordering the parts.
Make sure that you order your boutonniere vases/pins a few weeks ahead of time, you never know what will happen with the shipping. If you can't find the Star Wars rings at your local cake shop, try finding them online, they are out there and they are a lot cheaper than I expected. I got mine in a Darth Vader + Trooper pack for 50 cents. Amazing.
Buy the amount according to who will be wearing what. Here is what my plan was :
Fathers were to have Darth Vader boutonnieres, and my husband and his groomsmen were to have Stormtroopers. When everything was said and done - my organization was on a different floor of the hotel and I had to be doing other things. I was sad to see that everything got mixed up and my husband ended up with Darth Vader and it blended into his suit too much. :(
Oh well! :)
Now, you can choose to get real flowers the day before, or the day of, and put them into the boutonnieres with a type of floral tape and or putty. Or you can go the easy way, because no one will be sniffing the groomsmen to see if their flowers are real...buy them fake! I picked out the color of flower that I wanted and I chose a cool leafy branch thing that would give them contrast.