It’s that time of year again…
As high school students across the nation prepare for the most exciting event of their high school career (besides graduation). Yes, it’s PROM SEASON!!
Times have changed, and the modern-day proms have little resemblance to the proms of yesteryear. Most proms today are held in elaborate banquet halls where teens arrive in lavish limousines dressed to the nines. Girls flaunt their handcrafted updos and manicured fingers, as they dance the night away.
Although the prom may be a Cinderella moment for all the young ladies out there, the price tag for this extravagant evening can cause havoc with parents and threaten to bankrupt a household budget. From the dress, the shoes, the hair, the nails, the limo, the prom ticket, the tux, and the roll of film you’re going to need to capture the “pre-prom pictures,” you could spend a small fortune. Not to mention, you still need to get her a corsage and him a boutonniere!
This year, try saving some money by making your corsages and boutonnieres! Moms, I know what you’re thinking, “One more thing I have to do!” Well, let this be an opportunity for your daughters and their girlfriends to give you a hand and make their prom flowers memorable! Try having a “Corsage and Boutonniere Party” where a bunch of you get together and make custom corsages and boutonnieres! Here’s a fantastic video to show you that it’s not as hard as it seems Project Green Prom: How to make your corsage.
Ladies, we all know your date is supposed to get you a corsage. But as my dad always says, “If you want to do something right, you have to do it yourself.” Make his life a little easier by making your corsage for him, this way you know that you’ll like it and it will complement both your dress and his tie perfectly! Remember, the prom is all about the experience and fabulous memories you’re going to make! I think that this would be a perfect way to make your prom even more memorable while saving money.
Just some closing advice, in a nod to the Latin elegance, 2010 prom trends call for larger flowers, especially exotics. Boutonnieres offer complementary splashes of color against solid backgrounds. Have fun creating your prom masterpieces!!