No prom is complete without the corsage and the boutonniere, and today’s couples can wear anything from classic roses and carnations to fun wearable flowers infused with beads and feathers. It’s a special moment on the evening of prom to exchange flowers, and with just a little planning, you can get the perfect look for your ensemble.
Why Do We Exchange Flowers on Prom?
Flowers were probably one of the first things early civilizations used to accessorize, and they’ve been a part of dating for centuries. Hundreds of years ago, couples would wear and exchange flowers during the courting process, which often meant showing up with a bouquet of flowers.
One of the neat features of this tradition is how the corsage got its start. When a man would arrive to take his date to a ball or dinner, he’d bring a bouquet of flowers. Before departing, the man would take one of the flowers from the bouquet and present it to his date for her to wear on the bodice of her gown.
Today, flowers are exchanged and worn on her wrist and the lapel of his jacket. However, sometimes rules are meant to be broken, which is why some girls have started wearing flowers in their hair rather than on a wrist, as well as adding fun touches like glitter and feathers.
What Flowers are Best for Prom?
Roses are an extremely popular option for prom night, and they’re one of the best flowers because they look gorgeous whether you have a dozen roses in a vase or just a single rose tied to a boutonniere.
It’s also fun to be a little surprised on prom night, so if you’re willing to take a chance, try letting your date get creative with the flower design. You might each choose a color, and then leave the rest up to each individual.
Maybe you’ll buy roses, and your date will buy orchids, but the boutonniere and corsage will match in beautiful shades of dark pink flowers. As long as you have a brief discussion on the general shade of the flowers, getting the right flowers is a breeze.
This prom season, don’t forget to order your flowers early from Griffin’s Floral Design. The spring season is a big one for florists with major holidays like Mother’s Day, Easter, and spring weddings filling the calendar.