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What to Know Before Ordering Your Prom Flowers March 30, 2019

Honolulu, Oahu
What to Know Before Ordering Your Prom Flowers, ,

With prom season approaching, now is the time to begin thinking about your flowers for the big dance. The floral arrangement you choose is meant to complement your look, so there are several factors to consider before ordering these special occasion flowers.

3 Factors to Consider When Buying Floral Arrangements for Prom

1. The Terminology

A corsage is a cluster of flowers and ribbons, traditionally worn on the wrist, and it provides an elegant, feminine appearance. A boutonniere typically consists of a single flower with a wrapped stem, and it’s pinned to a man’s lapel or suit. However, in Hawaii, it’s common for males to don maile lei woven with a strand of flowers to match his date’s dress.

2. The Color

flowerYou’ll be asked what color you want your arrangements to be when you place the order, so wait until you know what you’re wearing before visiting your florist. You can order an arrangement in the same color as the dress, choose a contrasting color, or select white flowers that will match with any ensemble.

3. The Timing

Give the florist enough time to prepare your order. Since most schools have their prom in the Spring, place your order about a month in advance to ensure you’ll have the arrangements you desire. How long it takes a florist to make your order will vary from business to business, but it can also vary depending on what you want. If you choose a flower that’s exotic, seasonal, or rare in color, it may take additional time for the florist to acquire and prepare it. Schedule arrangement pickup for the morning of prom night and place it in the fridge to keep it looking fresh.


If you’re looking for a beautiful corsage, boutonniere, or lei for prom, contact the team at Bella Rosa Wholesale in Honolulu, HI. For over 15 years, these skilled florists have provided the Oahu community with a broad selection of native and exotic flowers at affordable prices. They also specialize in holiday wreaths, wedding centerpieces, and prom corsages. Wholesale options are available, and they also ship orders to the neighbor islands. Learn more about their arrangements online, or place an order by calling (808) 848-7673 or (808) 951-0787.

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