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3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Corsage

Prom season is upon us and I wanted to share a few tips on choosing the perfect corsage.  We've found the perfect suit and his date has found the perfect dress so now we just have to find one more thing... the perfect corsage.

Real or Fake
The decision to have your corsage made with real or fake flowers is a personal choice.  If using real flowers, remember real flowers can be a bit tricky to work with and you have to be very careful not to injure the flower.  Also, some flowers like orchids, roses, carnations and lilies are ideal for use as corsages.  
If real flowers aren't your thing, consider artificial flowers.  Artificial flowers also make beautiful corsages and are often less expensive than using real flowers.     

This artificial rose corsage from Silks Plants Direct comes with a trio of rose blush roses, some silk green leaves and a pin.  The trio is perfect as a corsage or can be separated to make a wrist corsage and a matching boutonniere. 

I also like to use silk flowers as corsages because I can use my glue gun to create water droplets.  Many thanks to CSI Wall Panels for the opportunity to review these beautiful corsages.  CSI Wall Panels offers a variety of custom wall panels for your home including panels, ceilings and more.

Color, Color, Color  
Most people think the color must be the exact same to be a perfect match to compliment your prom attire but that's not necessarily true.  A contrasting color also pairs well or even a simple white corsage works well. 

Check out these beautiful wrist corsages featured below.
Wrist or Pin 
Wrist corsages are the most commonly used corsage nowadays but that wasn't always the case.  Back in the day, corsages were pinned on the dress and by the end of the night the corsage was either tilted to the side or somewhere on the dance floor because we lost the pins.
I can remember my date trying to get my corsage on just right and me flinching praying he wouldn't accidentally poke me with that straight pin.  

The twins' dates all opted for a wrist corsage and we purchased matching boutonnieres.  Although the wrist corsage can be very intricate in design, the boutonniere is often a simple flower or two.  The Silk Plants Direct blush rose corsage was perfect for crafting a classic boutonniere.  

What other tips would you suggest for choosing the perfect corsage?  


Angelic Sinova said…
Oddly enough, I didn't wear a corsage when I went to prom but if I had worn one, I think I would have gone with an artifact flower so I could keep it forever. I also think I would have worn it on my wrist.
SimplyTasheena said…
I went the real flower route with my corsage. I didn’t have any allergies and my date didn’t have any allergies so it worked for me. Though they don’t last forever. I love the look of real flowers.
Masshole Mommy said…
My oldest is 14, so this is only a few years away for us. I know it's a big decision, so this definitely helps!
Alli Smith said…
Wrist corsages are the way to go for proms and whenever you have to wear one. I've been the mother of the bride 4 times and each time I wore a wrist corsage. These are all pretty corsages.
candy said…
Our local high school just had their prom this past Saturday. Was fun to see the youth all dressed up. Good tips on choosing a corsage. There were some very pretty ones the girls and boys were wearing.
AiringMyLaundry said…
I always had real ones! I loved breathing in the sweet scent. If my son ever decides to go to a dance, I'll suggest he get a real one for his date as well.
Jeannette said…
Prom is this weekend for a lot of kids here so something like this would definitely be helpful. I know when I went to mine and learned the one I got. It was the perfect color for me and I loved the flowers.
melissa chapman said…
My daughter is a junior in high school so this makes me hope that she will be going to prom next year. These choices for corsages are great and I will revisit this when itis her time.
Glam Karen said…
It would definitely be better if the corsage matches your gown or outfit. I think this is a great guide for students who are attending prom this year. I prefer fresh flowers over fake ones but I'm glad there's an option.
shabbyfufu said…
Perfect time of year for's prom time in my neck of the woods!
tiarastantrums said…
oh yes, we totally had pinned corsages when I was a teenager as well! I always pick out my son's for his dates and select wrist corsages
Lisa said…
I love the ease of a wrist corsage. They are just so easy to use and impossible to mess up or hurt someone when putting them on.
Chubskulit Rose said…
My daughter will soon do this thing so I am glad to read your article about corsage. This is very helpful!
Unknown said…
I choose fake only for keepsake and memory value. I k ow my sister kept hers when she was young and a lot of her friends as well
Emily said…
These are all great points! My oldest is only 10 but I know prom will be just around the corner for us, time flies by!
Carol Cassara said…
I have always preferred the wrist corsages over the pin ones. I think it's always nice to get a real flower but a fake one won't hurt.
Sara Welch said…
These are some seriously amazing tips. Picking out that picture perfect corsage makes all the difference.
Kita Bryant said…
I am so glad that someone has finally posted this. Not a lot of people think much goes into the perfect corsage!

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