The world may be changing in many ways – how we dress, how we communicate, what we dance to, etc. – but there are some traditions that still carry on. One of these is Prom, that end-of-the-year dance that becomes an excuse to dress up, make memories, and cut loose after a long, hard year of school.

And some of the traditions that go with it are still the same. It’s still about fancy gowns and penguin suits. There are limos and parties. And, of course, every gentleman knows there are flowers. That means you must seek out that beautiful arrangement of flowers and, of course, a fresh corsage that compliments her stunning gown. It’s time to impress her and, more importantly, the parents that will most likely be standing there, staring you down and assessing your worth and your intentions.

It’s time to make a great impression – and that might even include bringing your date’s mom a rose or small bouquet of flowers. At least, this might buy you some bonus points and maybe even an extra hour on the clock before having to bring her back home.       

How to Pick a Prom Corsage

Since girls pretty much love any kind of flowers, picking a corsage should not be nearly as stressful as it was when you asked her to the prom. Now, if you are not sure what a corsage is, it is a group of two or three flowers worn on the wrist or can be pinned to her address. You might want to ask which type she prefers, or be safe and just got with the wrist corsage.

If you feel comfortable, go ahead and pick the flower type and color yourself, but it might help to get her input on her preferred prom corsage. If it’s up to you, ask the florist to help you balance the quantity and size of the flower types. Your best bet with the prom corsage is to opt for traditional flowers like carnations or roses. Of course, lilies and irises are a unique touch.

Now, then there is that small thing known as your budget, especially since you’ve got to rent the limo and the tuxedo. Typically, prom corsages can range between $15 and $50, so keep this in mind when you are doing your shopping. Again, your local florist can provide great advice and support to pick the perfect prom corsage. Don’t forget the flower for your tux jacket as well as a floral gift for your date’s mom.

Lastly, pick up your prom corsage on the same day as your prom and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to pick up your date, so she can enjoy the beauty of the fresh prom corsage you’ve selected for her!