Prom flowers, etiquette etc?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by orthodoxy1095, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. orthodoxy1095 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    My school's prom is in just a little under a month. I'm trying to get all the stuff ready for myself and the girl I'm going with. I'm actually going with another couple as four friends, but I'm buying both girls their corsages. The other girl is like a little sister to me, so it's just a nice gesture.

    They both have dark blue/navy dresses. Oh! And they both have arm-length gloves. I was thinking about getting my girl a corsage with white roses (to contrast her black gloves and blue dress), and a white or red hibiscus for her hair. For the other girl I was going to have a corsage made with dark blue orchids and hyacinth (to contrast her white gloves and blue dress)

    The main question is, will those flowers, white roses and blue orchids, go with a navy blue dress?

    Also for the first girls hair, will it look too crazy if she has the black gloves, dark blue dress, white corsage and then a red hibiscus in her hair? Or will white look better? Red hibiscus is her favorite flower, that's why I wanted to get that.

    For the other girl will a dark blue orchid look nice in her hair?

    Last thing, my date's mother's favorite flower is roses. Is it classy to bring her a dozen, or does it seem like sucking up?

    Additional Details
    For the second girls white gloves, something like this:

    Although for the second girl I had something more like this in mind for her:

    For my girl, I was thinking something like this arrangement:

    But in white of course, to contrast the dark blue and black..

    The last question that I have with this is the blue orchid corsage nicer than the rose corsage for my girl and will my girl be mad for getting the other girl a nicer corsage or are they about equal?

    Oh I lied, last thing, it doesn't really matter but does anyone have any idea how much all this custom work will cost, and might I get a discount if I order them both at once?
  2. wvuwhat macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    You're a guy, go with white and be done with it. I'd be more concerned about where I'd be getting my alcohol from and making sure I've got some protection.
  3. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    Exactly this! Go with white and only worry about the after party.
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    go with the white ... and ditch the idea of the roses for Mom :cool:

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