This was my son's second semi-formal dance this year. I don't even think of him as a "go to dances" type of guy! So I'm back to making a bouquet. Gil told me the colors were black and silver and it was the Snow Dance.
This was the last spool of silver wired ribbon at the craft store and it had snowflakes on it, yippee!
I purchase the flowers the day before, cut and wrap them in floral tape, put them in a tall heavy mug with 1/2" of water in it and put them in the frig. The day of the dance I wrap the ribbon around and pin it down. It's not necessary to spend a ton of money on a bouquet that you can make yourself, especially when your son goes to so many dances!!!