It’s that time again, Prom is coming! We’ve come up with a few helpful tips from the pros along with all of us here at Leigh Florist to guide to through your floral shopping process.
Tip #1: Don’t be focused on “matchy matchy” with a single color when it comes to your flowers. Prom is supposed to be a fun event! We encourage mixing up your colors to make a more lively and youthful corsage, boutonniere, and/or bouquet.
Tip #2: Get creative with your design! Instead of a usual “round” corsage or traditional boutonniere, bring your florist a picture of a uniquely shaped design. Wire, ribbon, and jewels can be used in so many ways compared to the standard “old fashioned” way.
Tip #3: Focus more on colors of flowers as opposed to exactly what particular flowers you would like in your prom flowers. Choosing a lovely seasonal mix of flowers (in a style that you love) allows your florist to provide you with the color combination that you are looking for, and you will avoid limiting them to certain blooms that may not be availble in the proper colors.
Tip #4: A fun twist on a boutonierre is a pocket square. These lovely little creations sit right in the edge of the chest pocket of a man’s suit, and they look sharp!
Tip #5: It is much easier, and less stressful on you and your date if you purchase your flowers from the same florist! They will coordinate much better because the same people will be making both arrangements :-).
Tip #6: Florists that handle a lot of weddings are very experienced in hand work creations (boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets). So do some research to help you make a decision.
Tip #7: “Score points, guys! Bring a thoughtful bouquet for mom along with your date’s corsage! Girls, flowers for your mom to thank her are a nice touch, too!” – Prom Girl
Tip #8: Corsages generally range in price from $25 to $35 — sometimes more, depending on what size you would like and what accents you would like to add as well.
Tip #9 – If you would like to give your prom date something unique, think about other ways you can give prom flowers. Talk to your date to see if she would like her prom flowers strung together as a bracelet or necklace. A small, delicate flower such as the mini carnation works magic when used as a prom necklace or bracelet. If this is something that your date would like, take a ribbon, or material swatch, from your date’s dress to the florist so he or she can match the colors perfectly. – LifeTips, Prom Flower Tips
Tip #10: You should talk with your date about your prom flowers. Just as you want your prom dress and tuxedo to coordinate, your flowers should also be similar. The pair of you should talk with your local florist and bring him or her color samples so your prom corsage and boutonniere will match. A girl can bring in a ribbon that matches her dress and the boy can bring in his tie. Florists are more than happy to talk with you individually if you want your date’s flowers to be a surprise until promnight. – LifeTips, Prom Flower Tips
Tip #11 – If you are doing some research online, some guides will tell you to purchase your flowers up to 3 weeks in advance. Personally for our shop, that’s not really necessary. If you want to order in advance, you can call us just a week or two before the event. Don’t wait too long though, if there is something special you have in mind, please do not wait until the day before the event. Unfortunately if we need to special order anything, we will not be able to get it to the shop with that short of notice. – LifeTips, Prom Flower Tips
Tip #12: Tell your florist what your budget is and ask him or her for ideas. An inexpensive flower used in a lovely corsage style can be just as beautiful as a more expensive bloom. Alstroemeria and lilies are a good choices, as are mini carnations. But your florist will know what the best value is. – AboutFlowers.com