A new fad has hit the high school scene: the promposal. As June draws near, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram begin erupting with pictures and videos of that special someone being invited to the end-of-year dance.
Across the board, promposals are innovative. Being a relatively new phenomenon, there are endless original ideas to be conceived and exciting plans to be contrived. From fire trucks to kittens to sports teams, the creativity is endless, and each occasion appears unique. But there is a common thread.
For centuries, people have used flowers to express their love and interest for another. Since the Victorian era, a dozen red roses has represented long-lasting love: one dozen for the 12 months of the year and red for the colour of love. Gifting flowers has always been a reliable way of expressing emotions, and the tradition of presenting a bouquet to the lucky girl has not been lost. One of the most beautiful ways of completing a promposal, elaborate or simple, is by giving one’s new date a flower arrangement to take home with her as a reminder of the giver’s care and love. You can’t go wrong with flowers.
Looking for ideas?
Try picking a flower or colour scheme for your promposal that can also be used in your corsage and boutonniere on prom night. Find out her favourites and incorporate them as an extra thoughtful touch. Is she outgoing and adventurous? Quiet and kind? Pick a bouquet that matches her personality.
Go bold! A popular style this year are corsages and boutonnieres with one stunning bloom instead of a collection of small buds. An orchid or rose is a beautiful accent to any type of dress or suit.
Stick to tradition. Red roses are timeless and elegant. Add a personal touch with your choice of additional fragrant blooms. This tasteful arrangement includes delicate oriental lilies and hydrangeas.