Homecoming season is quickly approaching! High schools and universities throughout the Wilmington area will be anticipating the big football rivalries, practicing for pep rallies, and preparing for the big dance. While students campaign to be homecoming king or queen, alumni make plans to travel back to their old stomping grounds to see old friends and make new memories.
No matter your favorite part of the festivities, it is likely that flowers will play a role – in fact, they are integral to many aspects of homecoming. Boyd’s Flowers is here to make the weekend both memorable and beautiful for everyone involved.
Corsages are given to the mothers of football players to honor them. Members of the Homecoming Court will receive corsages or bouquets. Favorite teachers and coaches may receive flowers from alumni associations, and alumni themselves often wear flowers celebrating school colors. And we couldn’t imagine the homecoming dance without beautiful corsages and suave boutonnieres.
Short History Lesson: The tradition of wearing corsages on a special occasion originated in Europe during the 1800’s. Initially, women wore flowers as a type of fragrance as well as a fashion accessory – but as only wealthy women could afford to do so, the flowers were also viewed as a status symbol. Eventually, the flowers became less and less a part of everyday attire, and more representative of a special night. When unmarried couples were heading out to an event, the young man was expected to offer flowers to impress his date’s parents. If everyone accepted the offering, the lady would pick a flower from her corsage and pin it to her suitor’s lapel.
If you are looking to turn a few heads, discuss your homecoming flowers with one of our expert floral designers! We can add jewels or rhinestones; design flowers with unique elements such as berries or thistles; and recommend unique flowers and contrasting colors to make a bold statement.
Did You Know? The very first homecoming weekend is believed to have been at the University of Missouri in 1910, when the athletic association invited alumni to “Come home” for the big game. 10,000 alumni and guests showed up.
If your school’s festivities are approaching, make sure you order your homecoming flowers early. This will allow us to make sure we have exactly what you envision for the perfect ensemble – whether elegant or fun, sophisticated or whimsical, we are happy to help!
Boyd’s Flowers is proud to create beautiful flowers and corsages for every special occasion throughout Wilmington. What can we design for you?