Central Square Florist

Central Square Florist

Posted by Jackie Levine on April 18, 2017 | Last Updated: April 23, 2017 Flowers Prom

Boutonnieres & Corsages for Prom


A senior prom is a major event in the life of a high school student. Graduation ceremonies are celebratory and momentous. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show the most important woman in the world how important she is to you. There are many special occasions at this time of year which call for the beauty of fresh flowers – and Central Square Florist is the place in Cambridge and Boston for the freshest designs.

Did You Know? The original corsages were created to ward off evil spirits and protect women from disease. Boutonnieres functioned the same way for men. By the late 17th century, these beliefs began to wane. Corsages were worn less and less until they were considered a luxury item, and most often used as a gift when courting. 


Corsages were originally worn in the center of the bodice, but can now be attached to the shoulder or waist as well. Wristlet, or wrist corsages, are the most popular form of corsage – and can be held in place by elastic, sequin bands, or jewelry. Another popular form of prom flowers is the nosegay, a small handheld bouquet similar to a bridesmaid bouquet.

Looking for something completely different? Ask us about custom hair pieces or floral rings.

boutonnieresIf you are looking for new ideas for corsages and boutonnieres, bring your dress, tie or even a swatch of material and we will help you to design a custom piece. Instead of trying to perfectly match your colors, let us create a unique floral arrangement with complimentary colors and diverse blooms.

Proms, formals, or celebrations – all of them are made more special with flowers. Call Central Square Florist to honor your most important people with corsages and boutonnieres, and make every day more beautiful.

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