How to Choose Flowers for Prom Date

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Choosing flowers for prom date can become a hassle to an already stressful event in every teenager’s life. But, hey, it doesn’t have to! Here’s how…

Communication Is Key

OK, this goes for everything and you should know it by now, but it’s never a bad idea to remind yourself that the best route to a meaningful relationship is communication. Well, same goes for choosing flowers for prom a date!

If you’re not sure what color your date would like, or what would match and compliment their outfit, you can go ahead and ask them. Most probably, your girlfriend has given much thought to her prom dress – she has imagined this moment so many times, and has tried on dress after dress until finding the best one.

This doesn’t only go for color, but for the actual type of flowers, you come to choose, too. Most popular flowers for prom dates are roses, carnations, orchids, and lilies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside the box and choose other types, or your date’s favorite flower. But don’t forget to ask! Sunflowers may be your significant other’s favorite flower, but maybe they won’t match her prom dress. 

Buying something that your date isn’t fond of, can be a deal-breaker. Showing that you care enough so that you ask her what she would prefer, would mean a lot to her and put you both in a good, stress-free mood for the rest of the night. 

Timing Is Important

Choosing the correct type and color of flowers for prom date means you’re practically half-way there, but it would be a good idea to plan well in advance. Demand is usually high around prom season, and it would be a pity not to find what you (and your date!) are looking for. 

Make sure you get in touch with a professional florist in time, and order the perfect corsage, made with the utmost care with hand-picked fresh flowers.

You could order your prom flowers online, but visiting a couple of local florists to discuss with them and see pieces of their work in person could lead to a safer decision, without unpleasant surprises, like bad quality or delays.

A pro will make sure that your order is on time, will handle it with respect and give you plenty of instructions on how to preserve it until prom night.

Originality Goes A Long Way

Picking the best possible flowers for prom can sometimes be a dull task. Playing it safe and going with a fresh color-matching corsage works for many, but maybe it’s time to add a little spice to your routine!

Instead of a typical wrist corsage, you could offer your date a pinned corsage to add to her dress. Or if her dress’s fabric is too delicate, you could pick a fresh bouquet of flowers as well. Finally, if her style is vintage or boho you could go with a flower crown and if they prefer tuxedos you could choose a boutonniere. There are so many ways to express yourselves and you shouldn’t be afraid to make a statement!

But in any case, don’t forget to ask her!

And by all means, keep it fresh – and we don’t only mean your flowers, but your style as well!



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