February Summer time is here to stay. With it comes the season for school formals and celebrations for the end of an era. A corsage or boutonniere for the boys, is a traditional item used for many years to celebrate or honour someone.
If you have never brought one before then it’s important to know the type of flowers used for a corsage. Popular flower options are roses, carnations, orchids, chrysanthemums and lilies. Roses and carnations are great because they come in a variety of colours and are sturdy flowers that will last the entire evening.
A corsage can be made of up of two or more focal flowers which are complimented by greenery or filler flowers. Traditionally, given by her date there are two main choices. They are wrist or pinned corsages. If your dress has sleeves, you can pin to it. For strapless or sleeveless dresses, a wrist corsage will work best. Try complement the dress rather than exactly match it. Feathers, jewels, bows can all be added to a corsage to make it unique.
What is a Boutonniere?
A boutonniere is the floral design worn by guys on their lapels. Bought for the guy by his date and often matches the colours and style of his date’s corsage. The best boutonniere flowers are Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Mini Calla Lilies, Orchids, Roses and Spray Roses. For something a little different try Brunia Berries, Craspedia also known as Billy Balls or modern Succulents. Add accents of Baby’s Breath, Camellia leaves and other greenery.
Lots of ladies now pick their own corsage or order a set of matching ones along with their group of friends. Classic whites, yellows, soft purples are all popular colours.
Key tip: Refrigeration is key to prevent your corsage from wilting especially if you’re keeping them overnight.
Corsages are worn for weddings, proms, formals, events, memorials, graduations and any occasion that is significant.
A corsage honours someone and enhances your attire as a fashion accessory. If you have an event that requires a corsage with a twist chat to us about your outfit and we will help you create a corsage and boutonniere that’s just right for you and your date.
Contact Innaloo Florist today to design your ideal floral corsage and boutonniere.