Flowers are incorporated in a plethora of ways when it comes to a wedding day design. From the bouquet to the boutonnieres, blooms have long since been carried and worn as a mark of distinction for those involved in the celebration at an intimate level, whether a flower girl or usher. Despite trends that come and go and a variety of wedding styles, there will always be a way to use flowers to honor those closest to you. Enter: corsages.
“A corsage is a form of floral jewelry that’s worn by a female member of the wedding party,” shares Uche Ojunta of Designs by Oochay. The Maryland-based floral and event designer explains that there are two types of corsages to consider when finalizing your floral needs for a trip down the aisle. “The wrist corsage is the more popular option since it’s more easily worn,” she explains. “Due to the nature of dress fabric, a pin-on corsage can snag the threading of the dress, which is why most women shy away from them.”
Traditionally given to mothers, godmothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and sisters-in-law, “a corsage is a piece that honors those most important, people who have had the most impact in your life up until this point,” Genevieve Targoni adds.
Corsages can range anywhere from $30-$65, based on the florist, how it’s designed, and what flowers are in season at the time.
Here are 14 corsage concepts to distinguish those you love—whether they’re bridesmaids, family, or VIP attendants.
Once you’ve settled on the design inspiration, take into consideration your floral budget to make sure you make the most of it.