Prom Flower FAQs
(BAYPORT, NEW YORK) – For many teens, prom is the first time they will order flowers, hire a limo driver or make a reservation for dinner at a fancy restaurant. Christine Saroka is the owner of Bayport Flower Houses and shares frequently asked questions and answers about prom flowers:
How far in advance should I order my flowers for the prom?
Prom season is also peak wedding season and many times also falls on Mother’s Day weekend. Ordering at least two weeks in advance should ensure that you get what you really want.
What is the hottest corsage for proms?
Two popular styles are wrist corsages and small hand-held nosegays. Popular flowers are mini (or sweetheart) roses, standard roses, dendrobium orchids, alstroemeria lilies and other small flowers such as cornflowers and freesia.
How do I let my prom date know what type of flowers I really want?
If you have your heart set on a certain corsage style or type of flower, then there is nothing wrong with letting your date know what you would like. You might suggest going to the florist shop together so you can order his boutonniere to match your corsage. You could also show him a few photos of flowers and ask what he would like for his boutonniere. Be sure you also have a photo of what you want.
My prom budget is limited. Are there less expensive flowers that won’t make me look “cheap”?
Tell your florist what your budget is and ask him or her for ideas. An inexpensive flower used in a lovely corsage style can be just as beautiful as a more expensive bloom. Alstroemeria and lilies are a good choice, as are mini carnations.