Tips for choosing prom flowers

Tips for choosing prom flowers

Prom season is here! It’s time to start thinking about dresses, tuxes, transportation, and dinner plans. And flowers! Can’t forget the flowers.


The corsage and boutonniere are a classic part of the prom tradition, and it’s often the first time for a teenager to present flowers of any kind to their date for the evening. Here are some basics on selecting prom flowers to help make the process easier.


Who pays for the corsage and boutonniere, and how much do they cost?


Traditionally, the guy pays for the corsage and the girl pays for the boutonniere, as each person is gifting the flowers to their date. However, it’s common for couples dating for awhile to choose their flowers together or for one half of the pair to place the order for both to ensure the flowers coordinate.


At Lilygrass, We do not offer  cookie cutter designs, meaning no two corsages look alike.  Corsage/Boutonniere buffet is what we offer.  You get to pick out the flowers, ribbon and accessory items.  Wristlet corsages range from $27.50 to $43.50 depending on the type of bracelet and flowers chosen. Boutonnieres range from $9.00 and $15.00, depending on the flowers and any accessories added.


What type and color of corsage should I get?


Traditionally, a young man would bring a bouquet of flowers to his date’s family, and he would select one flower from the bouquet and pin it to his date’s dress on the left side. Today, however, wristlet corsages are much more common than shoulder corsages. Ultimately, the style of corsage depends on the style of dress and what’s most comfortable for the person wearing the corsage.


When it comes to color, the goal is to enhance the overall outfit. If you have a color swatch of the dress, take it with you to the florist. You can either match the flowers to the color of the dress, or you can go with white or cream flowers and choose ribbons or other accessories that coordinate with the dress and add a splash of color. In most cases, the boutonniere will complement the corsage by using one of the same flowers and a similar accent detail.


What else do I need to know about prom flowers?


Prom season can be very busy for many florists, so be sure to order your flowers early. If you know exactly what you want in terms of flowers and color of ribbons or accessories, you can call to place an order. But if it’s your first time ordering prom flowers, you might want to visit the florist and look at your full range of options in order to decide.


Plan to order your prom flowers at least a week in advance of prom. Because they are live flowers, you’ll want to pick them up the day of prom. If your prom is on a Saturday, be sure to confirm the florist’s Saturday hours so you pick the flowers up in time. Keep them in the fridge until ready for your date to keep them fresh but away from fruit due to ethylene gas produced from the fruit and never put the flowers in the freezer.


Also, we offer embroidered garters and bow ties with names and prom 2018 as Souvenirs. 


Ready to order prom flowers? Give us a call at (405) 721-1813 or stop by the store today. We’re here to help and make what you envision a reality.


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