There's nothing less suave than stabbing your prom date. Learn the right technique to avoid drawing blood.
- TIP: Always ask the florist for an extra pin, in case you lose one or want the added security of two pins.
- Step 1: Fluff any flowers that may have become flattened. Congratulations—your evening is already off to a great start!
- FACT: Corsages go on the right, and boutonnieres go on the left, so when a couple is dancing, the flowers don't get smashed.
- Step 2: Bring the pin out again, so the point is resting on the dress.
- Step 3: Push the pin back into the fabric on the other side of the stem, at a slightly downward angle.
- Step 4: Push the corsage pin into the fabric next to the left side of the stem.
- Step 5: Bring the pin back through the fabric and through the stem.
- Step 6: Position the corsage on your date's right side. It should be about 4 inches below her shoulder, and angled so it tilts a bit to her right.