Who Buys the Corsage and Boutonniere for Prom?

Who Buys the Corsage and Boutonniere for Prom? - Limo Rental

Prom is often thought of as one of the most special moments in one’s high school career. It signifies the end of senior year, the preparation of going to college, and the celebration of getting through 13 years of schooling. It is one of the last events where you will be celebrating together will all of your childhood friends, and a night for the girls to feel like princesses, and the guys to feel like princes.

Whether your date is simply a friend or a girl/boyfriend, one of the customary traditions is to buy them either a corsage or boutonniere (depending on the gender). Usually this flowered arrangement should match in some regards to the colors of your prom dress/tuxedo. But who buys the corsage and boutonniere for prom?

Boutonniere/Corsage Traditions

For the girl, it is tradition to buy the boutonniere for the guy, and to attach it to the left lapel of his jacket for him, with the stem facing down. Similarly, it is tradition for the guy to buy the corsage for the girl, and to slide it onto her wrist at the same time the boutonniere is provided. It is one of the highlights of the night; one that brings on many camera flashes as parents and friends take pictures in the attempt of capturing this heartfelt and romantic memory for years to come.

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