If you managed to find the perfect date for prom, it’s time to stop your knees from knocking. You need to find the perfect corsage for her as well. Really, it’s not that hard or expensive either. Follow these tips on how to pick out your date’s perfect corsage.

Corsage Tip #1: What color or type of corsage should I pick for my date?


Corsages come in a whole variety of color nowadays. First you need to find out what color your date is going to wear. If your date doesn’t know quite yet, it’s no problem! Go with white. It matches everything.

Corsage Tip #2: When should I start shopping for one?

You will need to go window shopping at least a week ahead of time. Shopping early is a great idea, but don’t start months before the big day. Things can change very quickly. If you find one that you think your date will absolutely love, put a deposit on it. That way it is secure the day of the prom.

Corsage Tip #3: Does it have to be worn on the wrist?


With today’s fashion it’s pretty popular for the corsage to be worn on the wrist. However, with today’s ever changing fashion, it doesn’t HAVE to be worn on the wrist. You can have it made for her hair or as a clutch corsage if you want to stay traditional.

Corsage Tip #4: Does my boutonniere have to match my date’s corsage?

Not always. Tradition says yes as it looks more stylish and put together that way. If you don’t want to go down that route, you can talk to the florist. They are knowledgeable enough to figure out a stylish way to mismatch but still look great along with your date.

Corsage Tip #5: If I’m on a tight budget can I still get a great looking corsage?


Totally! All you need to do is talk to the florist. Florists know that there are all sorts of finance ranges so just let them know what your budget is and they will find you something that suits.

Corsage Tip #6: What are the hottest prom flower trends to date?

Bright and bold colors that are mixed with a few different textures are usually the way to go. But as stated before, fashion changes. If you can, get the corsage custom made. Your date will appreciate the effort put into it.

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.