With proms canceled, flower shops are taking a hit

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  Spring means prom season, and prom means flowers. However, one florist says with prom getting canceled, flower sales have gone down significantly.  

Fireside Flowers in Richboro, Bucks County has been supplying boutonnières, corsages, wristlets and bouquets for 48 years. Owner Alan Kiryluk says this year, already, some junior proms are cancelled. 

With senior proms down the road, he says just a few orders for prom flowers had been placed.

“If they have ordered, then we’re just keeping them here until we hear from them and what develops on the prom situation. Prom is , for us, it is our lifeline to get us through the summer months,” Kiryluk said. 

Kiryluk says this is Easter week, another big flower event. But this year, Easter flower sales are down 75% to 80%. 

Kiryluk says he’s trying to be optimistic, and he has a loyal clientele that continues to sustain his flower shop.

“People can keep in mind to shop at small businesses and not go to the big box stores for flowers, ya know? It would really help us right now, get through this hump and prayer can come out of this,” he added.