Crafting Perfect Corsages: A Florist’s Touch from Barbara's Floral

Since the 1980s, Barbara's Floral has been dedicated to bringing the beauty of fresh flowers to the Mukilteo, Bothell and Lynnwood areas. Among the many floral arrangements we create, corsages hold a special place. These delicate floral accessories, though small, carry a rich history and require a meticulous touch. In this blog, we’ll explore the art of making corsages, their significance, and the careful considerations that go into crafting each one.

The Historical Charm of Corsages

Corsages date back to ancient times, where they were worn for various ceremonial purposes. In the Victorian era, they became popular as gifts and symbols of affection. Traditionally worn on the bodice of a dress, corsages have evolved and are now commonly seen adorning the wrists of women at proms, weddings, and other special events.

What Are Corsages Used For?

Corsages are versatile and can be worn on several occasions:

  • Weddings: Bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom often wear corsages.
  • Proms and Homecomings: Young women wear corsages to complement their evening gowns.
  • Formal Events: Any formal event can be an opportunity to wear a beautiful corsage.
  • Honoring Guests: Special guests or honorees at events might receive a corsage.

The Craftsmanship Behind a Corsage

Despite their small size, corsages require between 15 to 20 minutes to make. Here’s why:

1. Selection of Flowers and Colors

Choosing the right flowers is crucial. We work closely with our customers to ensure that the colors and types of flowers match their attire and the event’s theme. Common choices include roses, orchids, carnations, and lilies. Each flower is handpicked for its freshness and quality.

2. Design and Assembly

Each corsage is a mini work of art. We start by carefully arranging the flowers, adding greenery and filler flowers to enhance the design. Using floral wire and tape, we secure each element in place. Glue may be used for additional stability.

3. Finishing Touches

Ribbons, beads, and other embellishments are added to give the corsage a polished look. The final step is ensuring the corsage is comfortable to wear, whether it’s designed for the wrist or to be pinned on.

The Value of a Corsage

At Barbara's Floral, we believe in using only the highest quality materials. Our corsages are priced between $25 to $30, reflecting the cost of fresh flowers, glue, wire, ribbon, and the skilled labor involved. This ensures you receive a beautiful, durable corsage that will last through your event.

Why Choose Barbara's Floral?

With decades of experience, Barbara's Floral is a trusted name in the Bothell and Lynnwood areas. Our team of professional florists is dedicated to creating stunning floral arrangements tailored to your needs. We take pride in our craftsmanship and our commitment to customer satisfaction.

A Gallery of Our Work

We invite you to browse through our gallery and see the exquisite corsages we’ve crafted for various occasions. Each piece is a testament to our attention to detail and passion for floral design.

Contact Us

Ready to order a corsage for your next event? Contact Barbara's Floral today to discuss your needs and let us create a beautiful, personalized corsage for you.

At Barbara's Floral, every flower tells a story. Let us help you tell yours with our beautiful, handcrafted corsages.

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