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How Much Does a Corsage Cost?

 
low costLow: $15-$20 eachaverage costMedium: $20-$45high costHigh: $45-$55
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Popular for proms, weddings and other formal events, corsages are available in pin-on and wrist styles and can be made of either fresh or silk flowers.

Typical costs:

  • Fresh flower corsages typically range from $15 to $45.
  • In general, wrist corsages cost $2 to $5 more than comparable pin-on corsages.
  • The type of flowers used will determine the price of a fresh flower corsage. Carnations and alstroemeria corsages tend to be the least expensive, typically ranging from $15 to $20.
  • Corsages using roses and orchids are moderately expensive, typically ranging from $20 to $45.
  • Expensive corsages including Calla lilies typically range from $30 to $35. Stephanotis corsages tend to be the most expensive, typically ranging from $45 to $55.
  • Silk flower corsages typically range from $5 to $15. See How Much Do Silk Flowers Cost.
Related articles: Wedding Flowers, Rose Petals, Groom's Suit or Tuxedo, Wedding Dress

What should be included:
  • A corsage should include a minimum of one focal flower displayed on a bed of greenery or baby's breath. The number of flowers used will also determine the price of a fresh flower corsage; small corsages have one focal flower, while large corsages may have as many as five flowers grouped together.
  • A pin-on corsage is essentially the female equivalent of a man's boutonniere. The corsage stem should be securely wrapped in floral tape and a pearl-tipped pin will be inserted for pinning to a dress or jacket.
  • A wrist corsage should be securely fastened together and attached to an elastic strap or bracelet.
  • Though they may not have the actual flowers available in the shop, an experienced florist should have photos of corsages in a specific price range and color scheme.
Additional costs:
  • If ordering a corsage online, expect to pay extra shipping fees for rush orders. Overnight shipping (necessary to keep flowers fresh) is expensive and may raise the overall price of an order, adding $100 or more for even small orders. Shopping at a local florist will help avoid shipping charges.
Discounts:
  • Ask the florist about special package deals when ordering a number of corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets or centerpieces for a wedding. Some items might be free or discounted for large orders.
Shopping for a corsage:
  • MyWedding.com[1] offers a florist locator by city, as does The Knot.com[2] . Order FTD[3] flowers online, and they will be shipped to a local florist who is an FTD affiliate.
  • When ordering corsages for a wedding party, make sure to account for mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, and all female participants in the ceremony, such as readers, musicians or officiants. It is a good idea to ask each recipient if she would prefer a pin-on or a wrist corsage to go with her outfit.
  • Wrist corsages are a popular choice for prom, because many girls wear strapless gowns. Flowers may be color-coordinated to the couple's formalwear. Traditionally, the female's prom date will order a corsage for her to wear, while she orders a boutonniere for her prom date.
  • Remember that fresh flowers often wilt in the heat. Pick up a corsage from the florist the day of the event if possible and refrigerate before wearing.
  • Ask the florist for recommendations on flowers that are in-season to save money on the order. Be up-front about the budget--a good florist will work to provide the best value for the money.
  • DIY corsages[4] can save money for those willing to purchase supplies and arrange the flowers on their own.
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Wrist corsage for prom
Amount: $36.00
Posted by: Frankie 6 in Prescott, AZ.Posted: April 25th, 2014 12:04AM
Type of Flower(s): Orchid and delphiniumNumber of Corsages: 1
With 2 ribbons and accent silver pieces.
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Posted by: Reiberbrooke@yahoo.com in North Bend, OR.Posted: October 22nd, 2013 04:10PM
Type of Flower(s): 3 rosesNumber of Corsages: 1
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  2.  wedding.theknot.com/local-wedding-vendors.aspx
  3.  www.ftd.com/wedding-ptg/bridal-bouquets-corsages-and-boutonnieres/occasion-wedding/occa...
  4.  www.save-on-crafts.com/cormakbas.html
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