Far from being out dated, corsages are a time honoured tradition representing your admiration and affection for another. A corsage is a standard accessory for any formal or celebratory function such as high school formals, weddings, corporate/award functions or even the races.
Although there are several types of corsage, the most popular are the wrist and pin-on corsage. This is commonly bought for the female explicitly to match the colour of her dress or outfit. If you're a male and you're unsure what colour she's wearing you're best to stick to neutral colours like white. A buttonhole (or boutonniere) is essentially the male version of a corsage and is worn upon the lapel of his suit jacket.
eBay is an online buying, bidding and selling website. They sell a wide range of new and used items including corsages. Artificial corsages (in particular the artificial wrist corsage) is a popular item for sale on eBay. Initially I screwed my nose up at the thought of an artificial corsage, that is, until I saw the pictures. They are, in fact, very beautiful and many feature the stunning pearl and diamonte wrist bands that are so prevalent today. My last search revealed 63 listings for the wrist corsage so there is an abundant supply to choose from. When searching on eBay try and narrow your search to keywords like 'wrist corsage' or 'buttonhole corsage' so you don't end up with a long list of unrelated items. In particular, if you know the colour you want try searching for that in the keywords, for example, 'yellow corsage'. Prices are more than reasonable and start from around $10 and upwards (excluding postage).
Located in Wavell Heights, Brisbane this unique floral service create corsages and buttonholes for all occasions. Special discounts are given to high school students and a further discount applies to the student who organises an order for 5 or more of his/her friends. Get in early because they require one week's notice for designer wrist corsages and larger orders. A variety of corsage photos are available online for you to view. To place your order simply contact Linda on (07) 3861 9129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simply Spoilt Rotten is a Brisbane-based boutique supplying both corsages and buttonholes for your special occasion. Prices start from $40 for corsages and $15 for buttonholes. If you live in the greater Brisbane area they will deliver to your home for only $15 or you can arrange to pick up your order from their workshop at Everton Park. Particularly handy for high school students with no car or for those with no spare time. To place your order go online to www.simplyspoiltrotten.com.au.
If you've attended a high school formal, wedding or any other special occasion we'd love to hear what you think. Where's the best place to buy corsages in Brisbane? Please share your comments in the space provided below.
Check your local florist first and if you have a couple of friends (or friends' family) interested, see if they will do a package deal for you.
Or try the Flower Farms (eg Rose Farm at Mt Cotton).
I have also found the smaller local florists or those that work from home really good value.
By VickyG - reader Thursday, 12th of September @ 03:48 am