My wedding is coming up and I have an issue with the boutonniere. I had a tuxedo made for the occasion, from a reputable tailor in these forums.
The tux is fantastic and fits beautifully, but the tailor did not put in a lapel buttonhole. When I asked why, he told me that because of the thick silk he used for the lapel facings and because they stitch the buttonhole by hand, the buttonhole may come out uneven and it will not be aesthetically pleasing. He said that if I really needed it he can of course open one but he did not recommend it. He said it would be better to just pin the flower to the lapel. I am wary of doing that as it might leave a hole on the silk and ruin it.
Now of course I am a little baffled, as I have seen many tuxedos with lapel buttonholes that are hand stiched and that look fine, and I have a Tom Ford tux with a hand stiched buttonhole that looks very good. However I do not want to second guess my tailor and if he can't do it I don't know who can as he is always ranked on here as the top 2 or 3 in my city.
I wouldn't mind not having the buttonhole in normal circumstances, but for my wedding we have planned to have boutonnieres for the whole wedding party and it would look a lot better in my opinion.
Would anyone have any suggestions or alternatives to my problem? Thanks!