Tips on Buying Prom/Grad Corsages
It's Grad Season, or Prom Season, as our American neighbours would call it! High school graduation is a once-in-a–lifetime experience for teenagers! It's on e of the most important milestones of their lives. Along with the dress, the shoes, the bag, the hair and the make-up, flowers are a must-have! Gone are the days of picking up a corsage the night before or the day of the event.
Teenagers are spending hours online to find the coolest, most unique corsages to bring to their florist to recreate. They want something that will make a fashion statement and memorable!
Here are some tips for on buying a corsage.
- As a general guideline, flowers should cost 25% of the price of the dress.
- Order early for the best selection of flowers, at least one to two weeks in advance for custom corsages.
- Those with pollen allergies should let their florist know. There are unscented and pollen-free flowers available, such as orchids, roses and carnations. Succulents would be a unique and trendy alternative to flowers.
- Corsages are classically tied to the wrist, but today, that is not the only option. The flowers can be placed anywhere on the body, including, the head, shoulders, upper arm, legs, and more! The possibilities are endless!
- Corsages can but do not have to match the date's boutonniere.
- Flowers come in a wide variety of colours and can be dyed to complement the color of the dress.
- If you are on a budget, choose flowers that are currently in season. They will be less expensive and there will be a greater selection of flowers available.
- Still confused? Florists will be happy answer any of your questions.