Fall has arrived and with it the first traditional high school event of the season – homecoming. This is a favorite event every year as it welcomes back to present and past students with a football game and dance.
To get ready for the homecoming dance, there is a lot to think about for girls and boys, and, let’s face it, the parents who are most likely paying for that dress, tux rental, limo and corsage, and boutonniere. Here are some tips on picking the right corsage and boutonniere for the big dance.
For homecoming corsages, there are a couple of different types:
- Wrist corsages have three to four flowers that are arranged together and then tied to the wrist with an elastic band or some type of decorative strap. Sometimes, these straps are velvet, ribbon, or rhinestones. This is a very comfortable type of corsage to wear and goes especially well with strapless dresses.
- Pin-on corsages are the most traditional type of corsage and are pinned on the dress strap. The size and style of the corsage are otherwise similar to the wrist corsage arrangement.
- Nosegay corsages are actually very small bouquets of flowers that are held. Typically, these are not used very often because they can be inconvenient and easily misplaced at a dance. However, they were created as an alternative so as to not weigh down the dress or wrist.
Whatever type of corsage is chosen, it should coordinate with the dress and outfit for the evening. While it does not have to be the same color, it should blend well.
While at the florist getting a homecoming corsage, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a matching boutonniere. Like corsages, there is a wide range of flower ideas for the boutonniere, but it should typically have the same flowers as the corsage.
Alternative Ideas for Corsages and Boutonnieres
Since Homecoming is a fall event, you can opt to go a more non-traditional route that the boys may prefer as it is less “girly.” That is to use fall items like wheat, berries, and acorns for a more harvest-style corsage and boutonniere.
Whatever you choose, make sure you and your date are happy with it and it coordinates with your homecoming outfits and your individual style.
Corsage and Boutonniere Delivery
Carithers also hand delivers homecoming corsages and boutonnieres to your home. You can order online, by phone, or in the store.