What Wrist Do You Wear a Corsage?

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Corsages are generally worn on the wrist opposite the dominant hand, but there are various schools of thought on both corsages and boutonnieres. Wear a corsage on either wrist with information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Now corsages are worn at weddings and proms and any special event and usually they're brought to you by the man that you're going to the prom with and he'll usually wear a boutonniere or if it's in a wedding, if you're a bridesmaid or you're part of the wedding party, a lot of times you will wear a corsage. And generally the rule of thumb is to wear the corsage on the opposite hand that you use for writing and generally that would be your left hand. So if you're right handed, you wear your corsage on your left hand and if you're left handed you wear a corsage on your right hand. And especially if you're going to shake someone's hand, you don't want the corsage right on that hand so it's usually on the opposite hand. But there's a lot of people that say you should wear it on the right hand even if you're right handed and that men should wear their boutonnieres on the left side even if they're right handed and that way if you're dancing then your corsage is on the opposite side then their boutonniere. So there's a lot of different ideas and a lot of different cultures have different viewpoints on how to wear a corsage. So in the end it's whatever you're comfortable with. I've usually worn it on the left because I do use my right hand and I'm right handed but if you want to wear it on the right hand, there's really no rules and there's really no exact way to wear them as long as you wear your corsage and enjoy the moment because it's going to be a special day and a special event and something that you're going to remember for the rest of your life.