Corsages are lovely and can have so many uses at weddings. They can be used to distinguish honored guests at your wedding like immediate family members, ushers, and ceremony readers. Or they can replace the bridesmaids and the brides bouquets. In certain instances, you might want your hands free. Theyre also wonderful for youngsters since theyre extremely difficult to misplace.
The downside is that they can look so prom. So how do you differentiate your wedding corsages from their high school cousins? One way is to make real flowers an accent rather than the main element or not use them at all.
What is a corsage?
A corsage is a small bouquet of flowers that is either worn around wrist or pinned to the front of a gown. The word corsage comes from the French phrase, bouquet de corsage which means bouquet of the bodice. The corsage was originally a bouquet worn at the center of the bodice.
Today, people choose to wear corsages in a variety of untraditional places, including in their hair, pinned to their collar, shoulder, or on their handbag. A carefully pinned corsage with a good alteration can transform run-of-the-mill dresses into seemingly custom made wedding dresses that fit you and your personality.
Keep in mind that the pin might damage delicate fabrics. You should not pin a corsage to clothing like satin or silk wedding dresses. The corsage should complement the wearer yet harmonize with the rest of the wedding flowers.
Play off the flower corsage idea by using materials that mimic a flowers petals or vibrant colors. Lace and ribbon can be soft, sweet, and sophisticated. They will also last much longer and can be reused as hair ties. Ruffles are an adorable option for flower girls and the children of close friends of the couple.
These babies wont wilt or get pollen on your wedding gown. Although artificial flowers can look cheap, there are several options that are beautiful. Pick flowers that are either big or boldly colored, not both. One flower can suggest understated elegance while a few can create a cheerful bouquet.
Celebrate the season with tokens or colors that symbolize fall, winter, spring, and summer. In fall or winter, small acorns or pine flowers add a whimsical touch. In the spring, fresh green real or artificial leaves are gorgeous.
Corsages can be seen as alternatives to jewelry so why not just run with that idea? Check out what the recent trends in jewelry are. The fad is currently feathers. You can also make pearls or vintage brooches a part of your corsage. Elastic bands can mimic watchbands. Or instead of wristbands, you can have flower rings.
Posted by Anna K.