Collie Senior High School event set to provide big business for Forrest street business

With the Collie Senior High School ball fast approaching it’s time to get thinking about the traditional corsage and buttonhole.

With a variety of colours and combinations to choose from, Flowers on Forrest owner Joelene Stanley said it’s best to get in early to make sure they can tailor a creation to suit your outfit.

Mrs Stanley said most people tend to keep it simple when it comes to corsages and buttonholes for the school ball. 

“A lot of girls are going with the plain look. Just simple, all white with maybe some diamantes or something, so no colours to match dresses,” she said. 

“I am seeing a lot of conservative people now, because the dresses have so much going on with a lot of different fabrics so they keep it simple.”

Mrs Stanley said she will have bracelets in store to attach the flowers directly to. 

“I am hoping that I will have some nice diamante bracelets and things in here so they can actually have their corsage put onto those, they will be pretty popular,” she said.  

“Some girls aren’t even going for the flowers these days they just like the diamante jewellery.

“I will have the bracelets and traditionally mini spray roses and orchids, they are the toughest and won’t droop.”

Mrs Stanley said they also have ribbons to match your outfit. 

“A lot of girls go for the look with the diamantes through it and we can match up ribbons if it’s not a really crazy colour,” she said. 

“We can get different coloured orchids, they can just about pick whatever they want.”

Mrs Stanley said they are taking orders for the school ball right up until the day before, but she advises to get your order in early for specific colours and styles. 

“Depending on if they want, a week’s notice is good, but we can take orders up to the day before if it’s something simple,” she said.