A corsage is a traditional part of a wedding, as well as other “big days” such as year 10 and 12 formals for those of school age. While a corsage may seem fairly simple, corsage etiquette does exist, and it should be followed.
What is a corsage?
A corsage is a small bouquet of flowers that is worn on a woman’s dress, jacket, or around her wrist. Corsages can also be worn on a woman’s handbag. Wrist corsages are more durable and able to withstand stresses such as dancing and the frequent hugging encountered at weddings.
Corsages can include flowers from the bride’s bouquet. However, it is also proper to allow the corsage wearer to select the flower she wishes to display on her corsage. A corsage flower should also complement the dress of the wearer.
Corsages can be made of any type of flower, but the popular choices are carnations, gerbera daisies, roses, and tulips. (more…)