As I mentioned in a recent post, prom time is near. Gentlemen do you dread picking out a corsage for your date? Young ladies do you dread receiving your corsage wondering if it will go with your dress? Here are a couple of tips for you and your date. First if your date asks you what kind of flowers you would like, give several choices. Also tell him the color of your dress so the florist can make helpful suggestions. Girls, ask your date if he wants his boutonniere to match the color of your corsage. You don’t have to spend a fortune on these as there are lovely choices that are more reasonable then the traditional orchid.
What happens if your corsage arrives, and it clearly does not go with your dress? A good solution to this is to pin your corsage on your evening bag. You don’t want to offend your date with his choice. So this is a good way to handle this situation.
Now, where do you put the corsage and boutonniere? The corsage may be worn on the shoulder, or wrist if it is a wrist corsage, or pinned to your evening bag. As for the boutonniere, it goes on the lapel of the man’s jacket where the buttonhole is. On both the flowers point upward with the stem pointing down.
Questions or comments are always appreciated.