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Types Of Wedding Bouquets

Whether you're planning on making them yourself, or having a professional design your wedding flowers, one of the decisions you'll have to make is the style of the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids. Here are the traditional shapes:


    

Nosegay:

A nosegay is a small, compact bouquet that usually consists of one type of flower with no greenery between the blooms.

    

Round:

A traditional bouquet of flowers, greenery, and filler with no trailing elements. For a more contemporary look, this bouquet is now often made of all flowers and filler, with no greenery, or of a single type of flower, such as a cluster of roses.

    

Cascade:

Usually a rounded bouquet with flowers trailing into a V shape at the front. The length of the cascade can vary, from just long enough to cover the hands to touching the floor.

    

Presentation:

Usually made of long-stemmed flowers that are held in the crook of the arm. Also called an arm bouquet or arm sheaf.

    

Hand-Tied:

A cluster of flowers tied at the stems, usually with the exposed stems showing beneath the point where they are held. This is one of the most popular types of bouquets used in modern weddings.

    

Tussy-Mussy:

A Victorian-style bouquet in a decorative holder. Generally, the holder is made of metal, and the bouquet is designed to show the holder rather than trail in front and cover it.