- In some countries, corsages are worn by the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom at a wedding ceremony.
- The flower worn on a young woman's clothing or wrist for the homecoming celebration or other formal occasions such as prom in some schools around the world.
Sometimes wrongly called corsages, flowers worn by men are called boutonnieres.
Year 10 - 12 Formals (Australia, New Zealand, and the United States)
In Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States it is considered courteous to provide a corsage for a man's date or partner. It has become a customary practice and displays an act of thoughtfulness and love.
Many young men worldwide who attend proms, especially most in the United States, usually buy a corsage for his date. It can be a pin-on type corsage (a boutonniere). Prom dates often wear one around her wrist. Some even buy a modified nosegay that a girl can carry in her hand. Ideally the colors of the flowers usually complement a prom date's dress. Prom couples may be able to go together to choose the flowers for a custom-made corsage.
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