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Corsage & Boutonniere 101

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Whether you are planning for the prom, a special date, or a large event, it can be difficult to know the in's and out's of planning for your corsage and boutonniere. We are busy here at Rouvalis making unique and interesting designs for your special event, and here to help with all of your questions. 

A wrist corsage is traditionally worn by a woman, and purchased by her date, though she may want to be part of the decision making when it comes to color and style. Wrist corsages can be detailed and elegant, or simple and modern. They come in a variety of colors and flowers, and tend to last a short time, so plan on getting it the day of or the evening before your event. If wearing a corsage on your wrist doesn't appeal to you, it is also common for a woman to wear a pin on corsage, which is simply a more detailed version of a boutonniere. 

A pin on boutonniere is traditionally worn by a gentlemen, It is similar in color and style to his date or partners corsage, and picked up at the same time. The gentlemen's date or partner typically will pay for his boutonniere for him. It is pinned on to the gentlemen's jackets left lapel, just above the heart with the stem facing down and flower facing up. 

For more tips and advice on selecting the perfect corsage or boutonniere for your big event, please contact the designers at Rouvalis. We are happy to cater to your unique taste and style, and make something for you unlike any other!