When it comes to school dances, girls usually spend a lot of time getting together the perfect outfit together. Her dress, jewelry, shoes, makeup, and hairdo were probably picked out well in advance of the big night. Imagine showing up to see your date looks stunning only to hand her a limp, half-dead corsage that doesn’t match her dress or style. If you want to impress your date, and her family, knowing how to pick a corsage is an easy way to do it.
Maybe you’re thinking, a corsage is just a flower, it’s so unimportant. I really want to impress my date. I want to wow her with something big because I really like her. If that’s the case, you should start by thinking about the small details. Romance is in the details, after all! Think about the things your date likes, think about her personality and try to pick a corsage to march. It’s an inexpensive and special way to tell her you care. So where to start? Start with the easy part–picking out the corsage colors.
Ultra Violet Queen
It was Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, after all! Maybe your date is always trendy. Maybe her Instagram is flawless. Or maybe you think she’ll look divine and regal in violet. If you want to give your corsage meaning, an ultraviolet corsage is sure to send a really good sentiment. Purple flowers are symbolic of royalty, dignity, and success. If you want to treat your date like the queen she is, ultraviolet is a good corsage color to go with.
Coral and Mint Green Dreams
With these complementary colors, your date will look like she’s stepped straight out of your dreams! If your date is your fantasy lady, she’ll look great in this corsage color. All that’s missing from a coral and mint green color scheme are some seashells, and your date will be serving straight-up mermaid vibes. If your date is passionate and full of life, these corsage colors will complement her perfectly.
Neutral Light Nature Lover
Maybe you are thinking more traditionally. Knowing how to pick a corsage usually means just match her dress, right? If she gets her outfit together and then the corsage doesn’t match, then what’s the point? If you want your date’s dress to match the corsage colors you choose, then neutral lights paired with beautiful green leaves, like magnolia leaves, are a great choice. These leaves will stand out while your flowers will complement whatever look your date is going for. Your date’s corsage will perfectly match her dress, and she’ll look like a Greek goddess all the while.
Succulents are natural and trendy. Maybe your date is a plant lover or a tree-hugger. Maybe you want your date’s corsage to stand out. Surely everyone at the school dance will be wearing flowers around their wrists. If your date shows up with succulents, her corsage will be the most uniquely beautiful thing there, other than your date of course. Bonus points if your date loves mother nature and wants to keep the corsage for longer than just a night, the succulents can be replanted after the dance and enjoyed for years to come!
Pink-it’s a classic color for a rose. Pink flowers symbolize love and happiness and are great if you’re trying to romance the princess (or prince) in your life. If your date is a classic Audrey Hepburn type, she’s sure to love wearing pink roses around her wrist. Bright pinks and pastel pinks compliment each other when bunched together and will have your date looking beautiful for the big dance.
When you’re busy trying to figure out how you’re getting to prom in the first place, you don’t need to be stressing over how to buy a corsage or boutonniere. We hope this guide helps, and for bonus points with her parents, why not pick up a gorgeous Bouq for her mom? Everybody loves flowers, and her parents might just be so impressed they’ll move her curfew back an hour. It’s worth a shot, right?Shop All