The new prom season is starting so I thought I would write a short list of things to
think about before you visit your florist & place your order....
1. A picture of your dress on your cell phone is NOT a good representation of the actual color.
remember THIS dress?
Was it black & blue or white & gold? Everyone had a different opinion.
You don't want your florist to make any wrong assumptions regarding your corsage.
So here's what you do-
Call your florist to see what their policies are about bringing your dress with you. Some florists
encourage this and others prefer that you simply provide them with the basic color.
2. There are no natural Turquoise,
Aqua or Black flowers.
Aqua or Black flowers.
That's the bad news.
The good news is there are lots of options available to incorporate those colors into your corsage. Ribbons and accents like this example..
Some florists will tip the ends with color like in this example
from Rose Garden Florist
(It's a good idea to call ahead about this service)
and if you truly have your heart set on a odd color flower you can always use
a dyed and/or preserved flower..
These corsages below are all using fresh dyed flowers. They are not available to every florist and
to my knowledge are only available in the standard rose size. It's also important to know that these dyed flowers tend to bleed their color.. meaning that great color you love so much may rub off on your hands and dress. .. ick.
|Glittered blue rose boutonniere|
|Rainbow rose Corsage|
|Designed by the Late Cathy Walsh|
3. Placing your order the day before prom is a bad idea
come on, you know better. Don't procrastinate!
(order at least a week ahead)
These little works of art take time and planning.
Typically A florist will order prom supplies and reserve their flowers weeks ahead.Remember, prom season is in full swing so supplies and flowers are in high demand all across the country. If your prom happens to fall on
Mother's Day weekend place your order EXTRA early so your florist, who is already slammed with a very busy holiday, has the time and resources reserved for your order.
4. Obsessing about exact color match is driving everyone crazy!
We understand, we really do-
you've found the perfect dress and don't want to make a mistake while choosing your corsage.
What color? what flower? what about ribbon.. sheer? glittered? animal print? The choices can be overwhelming. We're here to help you!
We may suggest colors that compliment or contrast or we may have other ideas you haven't even thought about yet.
It's what we do all the time and we're pretty good at it.
So relax & let us do what we do best!
It's not necessary to incorporate the color black into your corsage because your date will be
wearing a black tux. The color connection happens with the color & style of the boutonniere, his tie & cummerbund.
5. Give us plenty of time, & we'll be happy to create something truly unique for you!
Looking for something out of the ordinary? Going 'redneck' or 'goth' for prom? Have you found a design online and want one just like it? Contact your florist EARLY (at least a couple weeks) & let them create something special for you.