To non-brides, all bouquets appear the same. They view them as arrangements of flowers tied with ribbon, a colorful ribbon, right? But the truth is not so simple, and not all bouquets are created equal! Depending on the shape and type of flowers, there is a variety of styles that a bridal bouquet can fall under. It’s up to you to decide which style complements your ceremony style, personal style, and your gown. For example, a smaller, looser arrangement is going to match a casual garden celebration. At the same time, a larger bouquet is going to be better for a formal vow exchange at a church. Believe us when we say that your florist is going to thank you for being able to tell her exactly what type of bouquet you want! Below, we have listed some of the most popular bridal bouquet styles for you to choose from.
A classic choice that is very popular amongst brides, posy bouquets feature mostly flowers, and they are small enough to be held in the hands. These types of bouquets typically come in a rounded shape and are wrapped with ribbon.
The cascade bouquet is pretty dramatic since it features a “waterfall” of flowers that drapes down the front of the arrangement. Orchids and vines are going to look particularly pretty spilling out of a bouquet! You should make sure to keep your gown, and other accessories are pretty simple since this type of bouquet makes a strong style statement.
Hand-tied bouquets are a bit more playful and Freer than other bouquet styles. It often includes a wide assortment of greenery and flowers and secured only using ribbon, fabric, or twine, just like the name suggests. Hand-tied bouquets are ideal for bohemian or rustic weddings because they offer a “fresh-picked” feel.
Also known as a glamelia, this gorgeous bouquet is composed of individual petals, that are arranged and secured to resemble a single large flower.