What are the right flowers for prom?
Prom is the most memorizable night for many high schoolers. It’s a last dance to honor the end of their highschool lives. Traditionally, a boy invites a girl to go together. He brings his date a beautiful floral corsage matching her dress when he picks her up for prom. It’s really important to order a corsage ahead of time so it will be ready for the prom. You can’t forget about the boutonniere either — the male version of a corsage! We know it can be a lot to prepare for younger people but we will give you flower ideas for prom, how to choose flowers for your prom bouquet or for corsages, how to pick the colors, and how to make it look absolutely perfect for your big day!
Types of Prom Flowers
When choosing the best flowers for prom, think about what flowers you like more, how they will be a good addition to your look, and how long they last during the event. Roses, carnations, orchids, lilies and freesia are the most popular choice.
Roses are by far the most popular flowers for prom. They signify love and romance, look elegant and have so many varieties from small and cute like spray roses or large, unique garden roses. You can always tell our florist what you prefer and what you like more and we can customize it for you!
Carnations signify the love of a friend but can also be associated with romantic love. They have so many different color options to choose from. The biggest advantage is that сarnations last longer than other flowers so they will have a fresh look during the entire night.
Orchid’s meaning is love and beauty. Orchid floral arrangements show grace and elegance. We could make a bouquet or corsage with orchids and it would look stunning and luxurious.
Lilies traditionally symbolize purity and innocence. They offer a delightful fragrance and look lovely with some greenery on your prom attire.
Freesia signifies friendship and trust. Florists love it for its color variety and playful look in any flower arrangement.
Understanding what prom flowers mean will help you to pick the best ones for you and your soul mate.
Traditional roses for classical attire that accent your elegance and grace. Lilies and Orchids add to your appearance creating an unforgettable look. Freesia gives you charm and attention.
If you’ve read this far you know everything about prom flowers you need but don’t forget the most important thing; color. The color of flowers should match your outfit color but should not overshine it. Our florists customize any bouquets, corsages or boutonnieres upon your request. You can always bring a piece of your prom dress or show a picture of it. It will help to understand the right color for flowers and ribbon for you to be sure the flowers complementary match to the outfit.
If your date wants to buy prom flowers for you, communicate and explain what you want, what color, show some pictures of your ideal flowers that they could show to the florist. But the best way is just to go together to choose the perfect set of flowers for each other!
Prom Floral Styles
The best thing about prom flowers is that they are chosen just for you - they are just what you want to match your own style. Nowadays, florists are so professional and modern that they could make a bouquet or corsage that is almost as unique as you!
There are so many styles starting from classical and sparkling to bohemian or boho style. Art Flowers LA uses a wide spectrum of ribbons, feathers, and rare flowers. Our florists even use succulents or eternity roses to make you feel special. Make your look more sophisticated and add a floral hair piece to match your corsage or bouquet!
A corsage is a small array of flowers that a girl wears around her wrist for prom. Traditionally, a boutonniere and a corsage should be a good addition to complement your date's attire. It could be any flowers used in corsages but carnations, roses, lilies, freesia and orchids are the most popular. Our florist could mix the flowers by adding greens to make a corsage look more full!
There are so many colors you could choose from for your corsage but the most common are white, red, green and blue. To choose your perfect corsage - think about how it will combine your dress or your date’s outfit. It should be noticeable but not too bright. Florists advise to pick a color for ribbons or flowers a little bit lighter than your attire so that it will enhance your look. If you are more of a traditional person, you could always ask to have white roses in corsage with white ribbon or you could add a ribbon matching your dress. Corsages with white roses can match any look.
Sometimes people ask what's better - wearing a corsage or having a prom bouquet. Lately, corsages are more popular and convenient than bouquets. You wear it on your wrist and have hands free. You can move, you can dance, you can drink and eat. A corsage does not bother you but you can not say the same thing about a bouquet.
When you choose to have a corsage, the most important thing is buying it close to the date of your event. The flowers in corsage could last for 24 hours without water. So order it ahead of time to make sure they have stock and prepare it but pick it up on the big day.
If you are picking it up in the morning but your prom is going to happen in the evening, just put it in the fridge until then so it will be preserved for your prom!
Boutonnieres are an array of tiny flowers or a single flower for male wearing on the left side of his costume. When choosing a boutonniere remember that it should match your date’s corsage. Our florist can use the same colors, same flowers and ribbons to make them match perfectly. Just imagine, you are walking to prom together with matching details - it will completely pull your looks together and make it clear you are attending with each other!
The main rule for boutonniere as a corsage — order it a week or more before but pick it up on the day of the event and keep it in the fridge. Florists are busy at the prom season and it takes some time to make special boutonniere for you.
A boy and a girl exchange a corsage and boutonniere just before going to prom. It’s always a good idea to go to your local florist together to find a perfect set of them.
Art Flowers LA provides lots of different prom bouquet ideas, corsages and boutonnieres to make you shine at your prom!
Now you know where and how to pick a corsage and boutonniere, just order them today by phone (310) 817-0605 or by placing an order through our website. You are also welcome to come to our flower shop 1484 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90035. And remember we have free delivery up to 4 miles as a good edition to our store!