What wrist does the corsage go on?
It is customary to place the corsage on the left side of your date’s dress or on her left wrist. However, the placement of corsages and boutonnieres have changed along with fashion. Originally, corsages were pinned to the bodice of a dress, but later moved from a centered position to a shoulder strap. When spaghetti straps and strapless dresses gained popularity, corsages were moved to the wrist.
History of the corsage
During the Victorian era, both men and women wore herbs and flowers to formal events in order to ward off evil spirits. Women would wear a small arrangement of sweet-scented flowers on their bodice and men would wear flowers in their buttonholes.
Gentlemen admirers would also send women small bouquets of flowers to wear to a formal event. This is a tradition that has endured through the years and is the reason why homecoming-goers today present their dates with a corsage.
From sophisticated to playful, you can find the perfect corsage to compliment your style or attire. Details like breathtaking blooms will make you stand out from the crowd and add to the magic of your special night.
Who buys the corsage and boutonniere?
Traditionally, the guy brings his date a corsage when he picks her up for a homecoming dance. Of course, girls can buy their own corsages too. Over the years sometimes a father will pick up a corsage for their daughters. Style savvy couples can even coordinate their corsage and boutonniere selections together.
See below a few samples of the beautiful corsages and boutonnieres at Petal Place Florist in Northfield Village.
$25 – $45 for corsages
$8 – 12 for boutonnieres
10416 Northfield Road
Northfield, OH 44067-1230
Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
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