Many things have changed through the years, but many traditions have not only survived, but thrived! Going to prom is still an important rite of passage for teenagers, an event that is anticipated for months and remembered for many years. Wearable flowers have also endured as a beautiful custom that is as much a part of the experience as the gowns, tuxes, and limos. And although we do have some different options with boutonnieres and corsages, the tradition of wearing beautiful flowers as an accompaniment to formal attire is still as popular as it ever was. When you are planning to attend your Houston area prom, look no further than Breen’s Florist for the most striking and unique wearable flowers. Did You Know? Both the words “corsage” and “boutonniere” are French in origin – and both adornments were originally worn in an effort to stave off evil spirits and disease. By the 1800’s, customs had changed radically, and these florals were most often used as gifts between courting couples.
Corsages were originally meant to be worn on the bodice of a dress, and although some still prefer this type of corsage, the wrist corsage is a much more popular choice. Wrist corsages can be held in place with simple elastic bands, but are also designed on bracelets and sequined bands for a more decorative approach. Orchids and roses comprise the arrangement of these traditional formal flowers, but nearly any flower can be used – such as alstroemeria, calla lilies, mums, and even succulents.
Boutonnieres and corsages are generally coordinated so that couples have complimentary flowers. Call Breen’s Florist today to order your prom flowers, but don’t forget to order a boutonniere for your favorite graduate, or a gorgeous corsage for your Mom on Mother’s Day! Wearable flowers are perfect for every special occasion this spring – and our floral designers look forward to working with you to create exquisite florals that will set you apart from the rest.