Learning how to make a traditional corsage follows the same basic steps. I do change small details, however, depending on who is going to wear the corsage.
This first one is designed to be a pin on, worn on the lapel. These are popular with the older generation, especially grandmothers and older relations of the family.
Younger mothers are tend to prefer the wrist corsage to avoid pinning to delicate fabrics often worn by the wedding party. You can see here I adding a bit more embellishment in the form of greenery and boronia flower, just to set the mother of the bride out a little more special than the other orchid corsages.
These orchids were created for the candle lighters. Younger girls prefer the more modern look of colorful wire and want to skip the fluffy bows.
Here you can see how the slap band fitted perfectly on her wrist, calling attention to her flowers as the guests watched her light the candles.