The age-old tradition of going to the biggest dance event in a teenager’s life, prom comes with some specific preparations for guys and girls. The article concentrates on prom corsages, the final touch to your big night.
Prom, short for promenade, is a formal black tie dance where high school students, at the end of their junior or senior year, in the US and Canada come together for the night. No outfit is complete without matching corsages for the couple that are going to the dance together. The tradition is that the boy will get the corsages with him, and place it over the girl’s wrist when he comes to pick her up.
There are two major components―real flowers and ribbons. You can find tons of beautiful colors, both in flowers and ribbon to match the outfits. Depending on the season (because carnations and roses are so outdated), you have varied choices between lavender, lilies, daisies, and orchids. Typical flower corsages have 3―4 fresh flowers with a few baby’s breath and colorful ribbon.
Fresh flowers―roses, carnations, and lilies
Step #1: Hold the flowers and baby’s breath together to tie around the decorative wire. Keep less than an inch of stem in the bottom and cut the rest with the scissors.
Step #2: With the ribbon (color your choice), wrap the stems in the bottom with the middle part of the ribbon and secure it with the help of a rubber band. The band will approximately an inch above the bottom.
Step #3: Wrap the rest of the ribbon to cover the band and the stems of each flower. The ribbon’s end will stay dangling at the bottom (same length as the first end).