Prom Flowers – When do I order them?

Florists everywhere are busily prepping for your prom orders already!  Thats right, making custom designs, answering your questions and showing you all kinds of options with social media.

When should you order them?  A good rule of thumb is to order them as soon as you have found that perfect dress or tuxedo.

You might be thinking, “Now? But it is too soon to order fresh flowers.”  The answer is no! We florists need to reserve those flowers well in advance of the actual prom date to ensure there are enough for the orders we will receive.  Prom season commences at the end of March and travels to mid June.  That means flowers used for corsages and boutonnieres are in high demand. Doesn’t is make sense to make sure the special color or flower variety you need is available and reserved just for you?

Just like flowers,  ribbons, colored wire, and jeweled accessories such as color rhinestone sprays and fancy beaded bracelets are also in high demand. 
 
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Rhinestone & bead sprays, fabric leaves for prom corsages
 
Popular accessories are often sold out as the height of the season approaches. 
Time is also in short supply, especially for one-of-a-kind custom floral designs or accessories. These designs (shown below) look very simple but actually take more time than a basic wrist corsage.
 
You may be disappointed if you wait too long to order a custom design such as these one. The florist in your area may be strapped for time – especially if you have waited until the day or two before prom!
(You wouldn’t do that would you?)  Personal style is a key element in prom flowers so make sure you talk to your florist about creating something unique. 
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It’s also a possibility your local florist may not have on hand the supplies needed or specialty flowers  such as the purple  Vanda orchids used in the arm band design.
 
Give your florist as much time as you can – especially when everything needs to be perfect!

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