The Women's Journal

For The Love Of Prom Flowers

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By Barbara P.G. Williams

Co-owner of Belak Flowers

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As we prepare for another busy prom season here at Belak Flowers, we research the current dress colors and styles. Because prom dresses are rarely simple anymore or seldom one solid color, corsage styles have had to change to keep up with fashion trends.

The high school students, making decisions about accent colors that coordinate the dress with the tux, ties, and vests, have a very definite vision of the colors they want included in a corsage.

A couple of years ago we introduced our “wristlet bar.” Prom customers can select from nearly 70 colors and styles of wristbands ranging from the traditional doily band and “slap” band to the newer sequined and beaded bands as well as those with pearls and rhinestones. Our ribbon selection includes many hues of dozens of colors as well as numerous patterns and textures.

We will be happy to assist you when you come in to select your band,  ribbon, design and color accents. Most important, though is to bring a color sample of the dress you are trying to match. Many guys come in and tell us that the dress is blue without realizing that there are many shades of blue, dark to light, indigo to powder blue. A color swatch is very helpful.

When creating a boutonniere for the gentleman’s jacket, we normally use some of the same blooms that are being used in the corsage. The stems of the boutonnieres are always wrapped with ribbon giving a finished look. This usually matches the flowers or his date’s dress color.

Sturdy flowers for corsages

Sweetheart roses



Dendrobium Orchids

Button Poms

Hypericum Berries



Babies Breath

Any Wristlet Corsage

valid in store purchases  only

paid in full at the time

of placing the order

20% off

Come in to select your

wrist band & ribbon

Belak Flowers  till  6/7/13

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Happiness is to carry flowers in both hands. – Japanese Proverb

Belak Flowers

Where Your Vision Comes Into Bloom

Belak Flowers

since 1954

302-762-5000 888-762-8877

832 Philadelphia Pike

Wilmington,  DE  19809

Barb’s Email: [email protected]

established wedding specialist free personal consultation with Barb, all budgets possible evening appointments available