Since the 18th century, Boutonnières have been worn as a men's fashion statement. Traditionally, a boutonnière is a floral decoration worn on the lapel buttonhole of a tuxedo or suit jacket. Typically a single flower or bud, Boutonnières are a part of a man's attire for special occasions such as weddings, proms, funerals or ceremonies. A groom's boutonnière is usually paired to match a bride's corsage or bridal bouquet.
Worn on a woman's dress or around her wrist, the corsage is a small bouquet of flowers typically gifted to her by her date for a formal occasion. Often worn to homecomings and proms, many brides don a corsage in lieu of a bridal bouquet, the colors chosen to coordinate with attire or wedding theme. Mothers and grandmothers of the bride or groom also traditionally wear corsages at a wedding ceremony.