Flowers for Prom: Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Hand-Tied Bouquets
Spring is in the Kentucky air. Before long, it will be time for the all-important Kentucky Derby. For high school students, there is another important event on the horizon – prom. One of the most important traditions associated with going to a prom is the exchange of flowers with the person with whom you are going to the dance.
The word “prom” is a shortened form of the word “promenade,” a term that referred to the formal march that guests made upon entering the place where a formal ball was held. In the early 1900’s, proms were important, special, but quite simple compared to today’s standards.
With the arrival of the car in the 1920’s and 1930’s, high school students embraced the freedom that driving gave them. The availability of other luxuries helped prom become a high school event of huge importance.
By the 1950’s, the post World War II economic climate saw things differently, and proms became a teenage rite of passage, something every high school student dreamed about because attendance at a prom was a sign of a student’s popularity and social standing among their peers, and throughout the community. Planning for this event required considerable forethought, and students planned shopping trips to find the best and most beautiful outfit their parents could afford to buy for them.
Things to Consider in Choosing the Perfect Corsage or Hand-Ried Bouquet
- Try to find out the color of the dress. It’s always important to try to match the flowers to the color of a girl’s dress. If a girl is buying a boutonniere for a guy, she should try to find out what color his suit, shirt and tie are so she can coordinate the boutonniere with the colors her date is wearing.
- Before choosing a corsage that you pin onto clothing, try to find out whether the girl is wearing a strapless dress or one with spaghetti straps. If that information isn’t available, consider a wrist corsage or hand-tied bouquet. Neutral colors will go with anything, so you won’t go wrong by sticking with white, cream or blush-colored flowers.
Our Jeweled Wrist Corsage is a beautiful prom gift for any girl. We offer a lot of variation in flower color and the type of bracelet, so you can customize this delightful gift just for your date.
It has become customary now to get hand-tied bouquets for senior prom. We can coordinate with you on your dress color to create a unique and customary elegant bouquet of seasonal flowers hand wrapped with a matching ribbon.
If you’re going to prom, be sure to order your corsage, boutonniere, or hand tied bouquet ahead of time so that you can take advantage of our large selection. Nanz & Kraft Florists has a variety of spectacular floral arrangements just for this occasion, and you can customize your flowers to create a unique gift for your date.