We often hear from brides how surprised they were to find out how many different types of bridal bouquets there are. Because there's loads! Today, we thought we’d share some of the most popular, in the hope that you might find your dream style before you reach 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! And if you ask us, they're all so pretty its too hard to choose.
During our consultations with brides, we often find that they're unaware of the vastly different shapes, styles, and types of bridal bouquets available. And normally assume they have limited options. Thankfully, this isn’t the case, and a bridal bouquet can actually be styled to complement the look of the bride, while also offering a hint of what’s to come from the wedding decor.
The different types of bridal bouquets now available range from the single stem, to the classic round design, through to very 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 for you, is to ignore any passing fads, and choose a design that speaks to you, and works within the context of your look. That is why it is so important to speak to an expert wedding florist before making any big decision, as they’ll be able to guide you towards the most tried and trusted design, and one that will also suit your style.
Below are a few of the different types of bridal bouquets that can be created for you, which one would you choose?
Different Types of Bridal Bouquets, Explained
The Posy bouquet is a classic, and one that brides love for its pure simplicity, and timeless look. In fact, the Posy bouquet was chosen by Meghan Markle for her wedding, so you’re in good company if you choose this style. This is a round style bridal bouquet, with stems bound together, and 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.
The cascading bridal bouquet is often full of blooming greenery with foliage usually mixed. These usually involve long-stemmed flowers such as orchids, or lilies to 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.
The round bouquet is a classic bridal bouquet, and one that brides often gravitate towards before discovering the 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 special when created using peonies, or roses.
The Nosegay bouquet is similar to the Posy (above), but typically this arrangement involves more greenery. It can work really well as a bridesmaid bouquet, as it's 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.
It would be fair to say that all different types of bridal bouquets are hand tied, as your florist will certainly need to arrange, and fix your bouquet manually. 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 style celebration.
One of our favourite bridal bouquets, and one that is vastly different from other types as it's not held by the stem. Instead, the Pomander 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.
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. They are fun, stylish and look stunning when shared among the bridal party.