With the coming of October comes homecoming dances for many schools in the South Jersey region, and corsages and boutonnieres will be needed aplenty. You already know that the Garden of Eden Flower Shop is your one-stop spot for everything floral, but did you know that there is much more behind the corsage than just flowers? Join us today, as we tell you everything you need to know about the corsage! Corsages have been a staple of fancy and formal events since the Victorian period, where people would wear flowers in order to ward off evil spirits. In addition to this, since showers and nice perfume were hard to come by for a majority of citizens, the sweet smelling flowers made for a lovely scent. Over time, we have developed accessible showers and perfume (thank goodness) but the tradition remains the same. So, what color and texture should the corsage be? Well, we say that it should bear resemblance to the dress, but allow for a degree of freedom so it pops out in photos. If you are coordinating with the butionnere, make sure that the colors do not clash, but rather complement. For texture, you can feel free to go about it however you please, and your Garden of Eden florist will be more than happy to assist you. In terms of wearing the corsage, it is generally worn on the left wrist, but lefties may find it more comfortable to wear it on the right side. Regardless, be sure that the corsage is held in place by tying it firmly on the wrist. Girls may also opt to wear it on their dress, which can be accomplished with the help of a safety pin—again on the left side. Homecoming is a time to have fun and get ready for the school year ahead, and a perfect corsage from the Garden of Eden Flower Shop will bring back great memories when you see it in all the photos after the big day. So, what are you waiting for? Come into any one of our locations today to have the perfect corsage made specifically for you!