An evening filled with tradition and also considered a rite of passage by many, teenagers across the country anticipate and enjoy prom every year. Prom involves several traditions including formal gowns, tuxedos, limousines, and the prom march, but one of the most special prom customs happens before the dance even begins – the exchange of prom flowers like the corsage and boutonniere. Thought to have originated in France, where women often pinned flowers to their bodices for protection and good luck. The tradition took hold when it became customary for a young man to offer a young woman’s parents a bouquet of flowers. The gentleman would select one stem from the bouquet which his date would wear or carry during their evening together. At Zeidler’s Flowers, our professional florists look forward to helping you and your date participate in the time honored tradition of exchanging corsages and boutonnieres this prom night.
When ordering a corsage, the most important thing to remember is to select flower colors that will complement your date’s dress. Before ordering a corsage, ask your date what color she will be wearing and whether she prefers a pin-on corsage or a corsage on a wristlet. This will ensure her corsage looks great with her gown and that she feels comfortable wearing it all evening. Corsages are available in bright, dazzling colors and classic monotone white arrangements, featuring flowers like gerbera daisies, orchids, roses, lilies, and carnations. Embellishments like feathers, gems, ribbons, and lace can also be added for a girl who likes her flowers with personality.
Sweetheart Rose Corsage
It is customary for a young woman to give her prom date a boutonniere that matches her corsage to wear on his lapel. We have flowers coordinated to match and can sell in sets. Boutonnieres also vary in style from elegant designs to exciting miniature arrangements featuring fun embellishments. Take a cue from your date’s day to day style to decide what type of boutonniere he will prefer.
Sweetheart Rose Boutonniere
If you are uncertain what type of corsage or boutonniere your date would prefer, our professionals can help you pick a style to complement almost anyone’s personality and outfit. We also have silk options that can be kept as a memento of this memorable evening. Be sure to order early to ensure your date receives the best flowers for prom!