Which bouquet is right for you?!

Coming up to your wedding you will be leafing through magazines, trawling the internet, meeting with your florist just to try and figure out what colour, shape and size bouquet that you would like for your wedding day! The wedding bouquet is a symbol of what you like and expresses the type of person you are through the flowers and arrangements that you may use. It can become very overwhelming if you don’t know what is available to you so before you visit your florist try and figure out what appeals to you most. Here’s a list, description and an image of the wedding bouquets that are out there!

The Round Bouquet

A round bouquet is precisely what it sounds like: very round. The flowers are tied or wired together to create a very tight ball. This type of bouquet is great for classic, traditional weddings if you choose to go with one type and colour of flower. It also works great for contemporary and modern weddings with bolder colours and a variety of flowers.


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The Hand Tied Bouquet

If you choose a hand-tied bridal bouquet your florist with place the stems of the flowers in their palm and keeping wrapping more and more flowers around the centre of the design before tying the stems together. The stems are left mid length and the looser construction of this bouquet lends itself well to casual and outdoor weddings. This is the bouquet type for brides who want that ‘freshly picked’ look.

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The Presentation Bouquet

Presentation bouquets are also called arm sheaf bouquets or pageant bouquets because you carry them across your arm (think of how beauty pageant contestants stand with their stack of roses). This type of bouquet is a great alternative if you’re looking for something a little different and very grand. The stems of the flowers are usually left long and they look fabulous with a long ribbon or ribbons tied around them.


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The Posy Bouquet

Posy bouquets can typically be held with one hand, can come in a variety of shapes, and the stems are wrapped with ribbon, satin, or tulle. It is also quite common to find pearl pins and other accessories attached to the ribbon wrapping on posy bouquets. Posy bouquets can be loose or wired and this type of bouquet is pretty popular for bridesmaids because of its smaller size.


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Winter Bouquets

Winter bridal bouquets can be any other type of bridal bouquet but they have elements in them to make up for flowers that are typically out of season at this time. Think: berries, pinecones, twigs, etc. I’ve even seen some pretty creative ones with Christmas tree ornaments in them!


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Nosegay Bouquets

Nosegay bouquets have traditionally had more greenery than flowers and the greenery elements were usually herbs. The herbs were there to mask unpleasant odours (thus the name) – that’s fourteenth century thinking for you! Modern interpretations of nosegay bouquets include an array of different and fragrant flowers tied together into a round cluster. Nosegay style bouquets vary greatly from one another and are a great choice for any wedding.


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Crescent Bouquets

This style of bouquet flows across the hands. It typically has a couple stems poking out from the main grouping, giving it a very unique and helter-skelter sort of look.


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Cascade Bouquet

This is an opulent style of bouquet that will flow (or cascade) down the front of your gown. Because of the amount of flowers involved cascade bouquets can be quite expensive!


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Ballerina Bouquet

Ballerina bouquets typically have tulle in them, thus the name. Because the tulle takes up room this bouquet is a great option for budget brides because fewer flowers are used. I’ve seen this bouquet used a lot with 1950s style tea length gowns and a fun touch is to match the tulle in your bouquet with the tulle in your gown.


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Biedermeier Bouquets

Biedermeier bouquets are made from arranging each type or colour of flower in a tight circle and the complete bouquet looks like a series of concentric circles.


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Single Bloom

Single bloom bouquets are quite a statement. They are simple, refined, and literally consist of a single bloom.


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Composite Bouquets

This is a step up from a single bloom. A composite bouquet is basically hundreds of petals wired together to look like one massive single bloom bouquet. The work required on these makes them pricier than you’d think but the effect is stunning.


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Kissing Balls or Pomanders

A pomander bouquet consists of an Oasis floral foam ball fitted with many blossoms, such that the petals touch or overlap and create a flowering sphere. The design of the pomander allows brides to make affordable, ordinary flowers such as carnations look more interesting than they would in a traditional bouquet.

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