A corsage is one of the best ways to add a little flourish and detail to any outfit for a special occasion, and they are one of the most beautiful accessories available, with many different styles and orientations to suit nearly anyone.
For those who don’t know, a wrist corsage is a small cluster of flowers arranged on a pin or bracelet worn at all kinds of events from weddings to proms and dances.
A corsage is usually provided to a woman by her partner or date, however, this isn’t always the case. It’s very common for the corsage to use colors that match the color scheme of the event or the color of the outfit being worn by the person wearing the corsage.
A variety of types of flowers can be used and there are more traditional corsages, as well as those that are bejeweled or feature interesting fasteners with silver wire and ornate designs.
For weddings, the corsage is most likely to reflect the chosen color scheme and flower arrangements of the day, while for a prom there’s much more creativity, and it’s often common for corsages to match the particular color and style of the dress or suit being worn by the attendee.
But how much do corsages cost, especially if there’s such an array of options? In this guide, we’re going to look at this and help give you an idea of what a corsage costs, from average prices to the most extravagant options available.
The price of a corsage will depend on a range of factors and can add up to a not-insignificant total.
The cost will be calculated based on the flowers chosen for the design, the layout and presentation of the flowers, and how elaborately they are arranged, as well as where you live and the particular flower shop or designer you use.
There are other factors too such as more ornate or expensive fasteners or bracelets to secure the corsage, and some designs even use embedded jewelry to really make the corsage stand out and take it to a higher level of presentation and also cost.
All of these factors can make the price vary quite widely, and while a simple pin on corsage may only cost 10 dollars, some designs can be anywhere from 60 to 100 dollars. Any additional customization and designs that you add will increase the price.
As a general rule, most people will allocate a sum of around 5 to 10 percent of the dress or gown’s cost to getting a nice corsage, however, this does vary and is really a matter of taste and preference.
The type of flower used will also have a huge impact on the cost of the corsage, and while some flowers like carnations are relatively inexpensive, other flowers such as roses can come in at 40 or 50 dollars per flower added, so you can see how quickly the cost can add up.
There are alternatives to flowers, such as silk flower decorations or jewelry but these also come at a fairly high cost.
For a rough idea, a more oriented corsage will come in at around 30 dollars, while a middle budget option will be around 50 to 60 dollars. The more extravagant options can cost over a hundred dollars, and these are usually only used for very special occasions such as weddings or high-profile events.
Corsages typically use 1 or two flowers, but they can use several smaller flowers depending on the design, some options including over 6!
Men can wear corsages and these are usually worn pinned to the lapel of the jacket, and these are known as boutonnieres. This ensures that the male will match the female beautifully.
Ribbons and bows can be used to add a flourish, and a range of bracelets can be chosen for women in varying colors and styles to best suit their preferences.
Some designs even use ornate metalwork or wire art!
If you’re someone who is interested in making your own corsage, it’s definitely possible and could potentially provide a saving if you’re able to use equipment you already own and simply get fresh flowers to add to the corsage at the last minute.
Making it yourself can add a nice personal touch and providing the execution is well done, this could actually lead to a better corsage than a cheaper store-bought option, and the effort put into something like this will also mean a lot to whoever receives the corsage you’ve made, and is a lovely romantic gesture.
Whatever you decide to go for, a corsage is something that should complement aspects of the existing color scheme either of the event or the attendee’s outfit.
While a corsage should be well designed, going overboard can lead to something gaudy and tacky, so try to look for something elegant and understated that will provide a lovely accent to the overall outfit without drawing too much attention.