When you are buying flowers, there are always a few things that need to be kept in mind in order in order to make the perfect impression. Different elements will need to be considered if the flowers are part of a bouquet than if the blooms are for corsages and boutonnieres. There are several important things to keep in mind when you are buying corsages and boutonnieres.
Most people would agree that the most important factor to consider before purchasing corsages or boutonnieres is the occasion at which the flowers will be worn. Weddings will need a different flower selection than dances, and both types of flowers would be inappropriate for a funeral. For example, red roses would look beautiful in a corsage wristlet or dance boutonniere, but you may want to go with white roses for a funeral or another sad occasion.
Generally, corsages and boutonnieres are created to match a person’s attire. At a dance a couples flowers should match, or at the very least they should not clash. Even though the flowers on dance corsages and boutonnieres usually match clothing items, they do not have to be the same color. A girl may choose to wear a black dress, and her date a black and white tux. In that case any color flowers would be appropriate.
After the type of occasion and the clothing that is being worn are both considered, it is important to think of the wearer before you order any corsages or boutonnieres. Whether the occasion is a dance, wedding or funeral the wearer should be considered. Often a person’s favorite flower can be incorporated into the piece.
Next, consider style. Corsages come in two main styles: a wristlet and a pin on version. Both versions are appropriate for most occasions; however, if a female is wearing a strapless gown, a wristlet is always going to be better than a pin on corsage. The style of a boutonniere is easier than a corsage. It only comes in one basic style, and it suits almost all of its wearers.
The final thing to consider when buying corsages and boutonnieres is look. This is the best time to choose between silk and fresh flowers, ribbon or no ribbon and baby’s breath or no baby’s breath. You may also decide to contemplate when you want a single flower or multiple flowers. Just imagine what you want it to look like and go from there. As long as the corsage matches the woman's dress or clothing, and the boutonniere matches the man’s tie everything will turn out perfectly.