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All of Your Prom Corsage and Boutonniere Questions- Answered!

All of Your Prom Corsage and Boutonniere Questions- Answered!

What is a prom corsage? A prom corsage is a small floral arrangement to be worn on a female’s wrist or collar. The prom corsage is typically purchased and given to her by her prom date. The wrist corsage is the most common kind, and is typically chosen to match the prom dress.

What is a boutonniere? A boutonniere is a floral design worn by a male on the lapel of a suit or tux. The boutonniere is typically bought for him by his prom date and is chosen to match the prom corsage.

What wrist is the corsage worn on? Proper etiquette calls for the corsage to be worn on the left wrist, unless the person wearing it is left-handed. If left-handed, the corsage can be worn on the right wrist.


Do the corsage and boutonniere have to match? It is not a rule that they match, however the couple will look more put together if they do. The boutonniere gives a touch of color to match the male to his prom date though a simple flower.

How do I get my date to pick the perfect color corsage to match my dress? Show your date styles/colors/flowers you like so he will surely pick something that is right for you. Corsages can be anything from traditional to unique and if your date has an idea of what you like he can show the designer and you will definitely be pleased!

If I want something special, will the designer be able to do a unique style? Of course! Floral designers love a challenge, and creativity is the name of the game. If you have something in mind, the designer will be able to consult with you and discuss details of what you are looking for.


Can I make my own corsage? You want your corsage to look beautiful, especially with pictures, and to hold up throughout a night of dancing and fun. Corsages are not simple to create, and a floral designer will be able to ensure the flowers stay on and look fresh all night. Floral Designers can create beauty on a budget as well!

What do I bring with me to speak to the florist? Bring pictures or inspiration of corsages you think are pretty, as well as pictures of your dress, and we will customize it to your liking!


What are the hottest prom flower trends? Bright flowers and interesting textures always draw attention to the corsage. Opt for a beautiful bracelet you can keep after the prom and your corsage will be beautifully adorned.

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