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What Are the Different Types of Bridal Bouquets

We share some of the most popular bridal bouquets to inspire your trip to the florist

Flowers, in the main, form a massive part of wedding decoration. And bridal bouquets, in their many different forms, play a major part in that. But how do you know which style, or type of bouquet is right for you? Because there are so many to choose from!

Brides often share with us how shocked they are at the vast array of different shapes, styles, and types of bridal bouquets available. Previously assuming they'd have limited options in flowers to hold. Thankfully, this isn’t the case, and a bridal bouquet can actually be styled to complement any big day look, while also offering a hint of what’s to come from the wedding decor.

types of bridal bouquets

The different types of bridal bouquets now available range from the single stem, to the classic round design, through to more modern overflowing floral arrangements. And bouquets are not resistant to trends, with many styles coming and going from one season to the next. The key to choosing the perfect bridal bouquet, is to ignore any passing fads, and select a design that speaks to you. While also working within the context of your look. That is why it is so important to speak to an expert wedding florist before making any big floral decisions. As they’ll be able to guide you towards the most tried and trusted design, one that'll also suit your style.

Different Types of Bridal Bouquets, Explained

Below are a few of the different types of bridal bouquets that can be created for you, which one would you choose?

Posy Bouquet

The Posy bouquet is a classic, one that brides love for its pure simplicity, and timeless look. In fact, a Posy bouquet was chosen by Meghan Markle for her wedding, so you’re in good company if you choose this bunch of blooms.

This is a round style bridal bouquet, with stems bound together, all cut to the same length. This hand held design is different from other types of bridal bouquets, as it typically has no greenery, or foliage.

Cascading Bouquet

A cascading bridal bouquet is typically full of blooming greenery with foliage mixed in. Long-stemmed flowers such as orchids, or lilies often feature as they create a pretty, spilling out effect.

This is probably one of the most dramatic types of bridal bouquets, and certainly creates a statement when compared to the more traditional choices out there.

Round Bouquet

The round bouquet is a classic bridal choice, one that brides often gravitate towards before discovering other different types of arrangements.

As the name suggests, this style is round, or domed in shape and is often formed of just one single type of flower. Typically, they are arranged in only one colour, and look particularly statement-worthy when created using peonies, or roses.

Nosegay Bouquet

The Nosegay bouquet is similar to the Posy style, but typically this arrangement involves more greenery. It can work really well as a bridesmaid bouquet because the shape is usually more compact, and smaller in size.

Lots of different types of flowers can be used for this style of bridal bouquet, but roses and orchids are two of the most popular.

Hand-tied Bouquet

You could say all bridal bouquets are hand tied, as your florist will certainly need to arrange, and fix your bouquet by hand. The difference with this type of bouquet is that it has a more boho, free feeling to it. Often tied together by ribbon, or fabric, with stems cut to the same length, but allowed to spread out from the base. Perfect for a rustic, or Summer celebration.

Pomander Bouquet

The Pomander is vastly different from other types as it's not held by the stem. Instead, this bouquet is carried by a ribbon handle that wraps around the wrist, or can be hung as decoration. The actual bouquet is perfectly spherical, with lots of neatly arranged flowers tightly packed into an eye-catching ball shape.

Composite Bouquet

If you’re looking for something dramatic, the Composite bouquet could be what you and your bridesmaids are searching for. This special design is actually made up of many individual petals, all arranged together to create one larger version of that same flower.

This bouquet is fun, stylish and great for bridal parties.


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