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Dill's Prom & Homecoming Flower Q&A:
What is a corsage? A corsage is a small flower arrangement that is typically worn on a girl’s wrist and is bought and given to her by her prom or homecoming date. Flowers and accessories usually match or accent the girl’s dress. While corsages are typically purchased by the girl's date, girls that are attending the dance solo often purchase a small corsage of their own to coordinate to their dresses, as well.
What is a boutonniere? A boutonniere is the floral design worn by guys on their lapels or on their dress shirts. The boutonniere is bought for the guy by his date and often matches or accents the colors and style of his date’s corsage.
What wrist do your wear your corsage on? Proper etiquette is to wear the wrist corsage on the left, although we suggest wearing it on the wrist that is most comfortable for you!
Do the corsage and boutonniere have to match? Not necessarily, but it usually looks more stylish and put-together that way. We suggest that couples order their flowers together so we may coordinate your pieces when we design them. If this isn't possible, when you order, just let us know the name of the person you're going with, and we can put the orders together.
How do I get my guy to buy the perfect corsage for me? The best bet is to BRING US YOUR DRESS! :) We are experts in floral art and can suggest flowers and accessories that accent your attire and specific style. Seeing the dress, in person, ensures your flowers and prom accessories will match or coordinate perfectly. Give your guy pictures of corsages or inspirational pieces you like to get him heading in the right direction. He can also show these to one of our designers when placing the order. Why not come in together? You can buy both the amazing corsage and boutonniere together!
If I want something special, would Dill's be able to work with me? Absolutely! We don't mind a challenge! If you have something special in mind, come talk to us about how we can customize your corsage just for you! We have tons of tools, skills, and accessories at our disposal. We can work with metallic, colored wires, ribbons, feathers, jewels, pearls, etc. Have a neon dress and want something just as amazing on your wrist and your man? No problem! Wearing something elegant and classy? We can design you a gorgeous corsage that will compliment your beauty and the beauty of your gown. Don’t be afraid to ask!
When do I need to order my flowers? Order as soon as you have your dress! It’s always good to plan ahead and get your order in as soon as possible. Prom and winter ball dances fall in especially busy seasons. The spring is a hectic time for florists, with wedding season just beginning and Mother’s Day right around the corner. Winter ball dances typically fall in the peak of the Christmas and holiday season. At any rate, orders are preferred at least two weeks in advance. We understand this is not always possible, so don't worry if you find yourself ordering last minute. Just be flexible, and let us work our magic.
Why do I need to use a florist instead of making my own DIY corsage? Not only do corsages have to look great, but they must hold up throughout the night of dancing and celebration. It’s always the best idea to buy a corsage from us, rather than try to create one yourself. Corsages are not easy to make and are very labor intensive. Flowers have to stay ON the corsage, and stay looking fresh for long periods of time. We do this every day, and with such a big event, we don't recommend risking your look to DIY, hobbyists, or first-timers. Come talk to us about your budget and your options; it might surprise you what we will come up with!
Can I still get a great looking corsage or boutonniere on a tight budget? Yes! Chat with us about your situation and let us make some suggestions. By using non-premium priced flowers or creating more modest designs, we can cut down on costs and still give you a great-looking corsage or boutonniere!
What do I need before I visit Dill's? Be sure to bring a picture of the dress you are wearing or the dress itself. Your photo doesn’t have to be elaborate; even a picture from a cell phone will do. If you've done some looking already, bring anything that has inspired you, whether it's a swatch of ribbon or a photo from a magazine.
When do I pay for my corsage or boutonniere? Because each and every corsage and boutonniere at Dill's Floral Haven is a handmade, custom design for you, we require payment when you order. If ordering by phone, we can accept credit or debit cards, and we can accept multiple payment types in the store. We are unable to create any design until payment has been received.
What is the average price of a corsage and boutonniere? Each flower is unique, so each flower has its own price. A carnation and a rose are not the same price, just like they are not the same flower. Prices also vary at what is known as "Market Price." Flowers are one of life's luxuries, so we determine cost once we have knowledge of flower prices. Because of this, we have basic corsage pricing. Carnation wrist corsages start at $19.99, and rose wrist corsages start at $29.99. For a better idea, check out the photos below, and for a direct quote, give us a call or come in to see us. We are able to give you a price on a case-by-case basis. We've created corsage designs from $15 to over $70, so the possibilities are endless. The same sort of idea goes for boutonnieres. Standard boutonnieres start at $14.99. The average corsage price spent at Prom is $35-$40, and the average boutonniere price is $15-$20. (These are just guidelines. Your flowers may vary depending upon your preferences and choices.)
(some questions courtesy of FlowerShopNetwork.com)