I always try to convince clients to use these. There is no poking or pinning and they are so elegant. I first saw the idea in Martha (her directions do not actually work). Later I saw the girls wearing them to a wedding on Sex and the City. The most elegant mother I've ever seen was at a Japanese inspired wedding I did the flowers for last April. We made her a simple white cymbidium orchid corsage with a silk satin ribbon. It was perfect simplicity!
photo from marthastewartliving.com