Wedding Collection Mini White Calla Lilly, Corsage and Boutonniere (Choose 12 or 24 pieces)
About this item
- Great for prom flowers
- 12 corsages
- 12 boutonnieres
- White flowers match all colors
- Comes with care instructions
A Corsage & Boutonnière - White - 24 pc. set is a great way to easily tackle your personal arrangements for wedding and prom flowers. With 12 corsage and boutonniere sets in white, not only will you have two dozen perfect and pre-made arrangements, but they will rival the average wedding flowers’ cost.
What Is A Corsage?
A corsage was originally a word that referred to the bodice of a dress. Since a bouquet of flowers was frequently worn in the center of the bodice, the flowers took on the name. The modern form of a corsage comes from the French ‘bouquet de corsage', meaning a bouquet of the bodice. Though the placement of the flowers may have changed, the name still sticks and is still used to refer to any little bouquet of flowers worn on the body. Wearing wedding corsages began in ancient Greece, where it was believed that the fragrance of flowers and herbs warded off evil spirits. The bride and other females at the wedding held bouquets or attached them to their clothing. In the 20th century, the custom became common for escorts to dances to give a corsage to their date, leading to corsages being widely used as prom flowers. If you’re going as a large group, the Corsage & Boutonnière pack will be great for everyone.
What’s the Story About Bouttonières?
Some believe that the boutonniere came about on the battlefields in England, where each side wore a particular flower to distinguish friends from enemies. Boutonnieres became popular adornments on the lapel in the early 1800s. The fashions of this time period began to include coats that folded over at the top, revealing the inside of the buttonhole, where the boutonniere fits perfectly. So, why did this start?
Well, the corsage and boutonniere were created for similar reasons: to ward off bad smells, diseases and evil spirits.
Why Choose Corsage and Bouttonière Sets?
A Corsage & Boutonnière set is great for wedding parties or for prom flowers. Since getting suits and dresses is already a huge accomplishment, take the easy route with sophisticated and uniform white flowers that will match every color scheme.