Here are eight basic types of bouquets and a little bit about each one. If you are trying to decide what kind of bouquet you want for your wedding, hopefully this is helpful.
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A nosegay is a small bunch of flowers, usually bright in color and sweet-scented. Its meant to be a small bouquet that is scented for you to smell; hence, nosegay. These are good if you don’t want your flowers to be overpowering, and you want something lightweight. A nosegay also has a lot more greenery than other bouquets, so you will have greenery mixed in with your bright flowers.
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A composite bouquet is constructed by wiring together hundreds of petals to make it look like one big flower. It is commonly made with roses and is extremely simple with no greenery. This is a good look if you just want one color in your bouquets.
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A posy bouquet is small and round, and easy to hold. You can either have a single type of flower, or a mixture of flower types, with little pieces of greenery coming through. This is a great option for something intricate but still lightweight.
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A round bouquet is just what it sounds like; round. It is usually made with roses, but can be made with other types of flowers as well.
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A pomander is basically a flower ball with a handle, or strap. These are usually used for flower girls or young bridesmaids because they are easy to carry. They can also be used as decoration around the wedding, like on the aisles or the tables because they are very versatile.
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A pageant bouquet is a bouquet that drapes over the arm, like the flowers that a pageant queen receives when she wins. You just have to remember with a pageant bouquet, that you will have to hold it on your arm, and it is not as easy to move your arms around as freely as you could with another style. You don’t want to have a beautiful bouquet that you just put down on the table and don’t come back to.
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A cascade bouquet is meant to “spill” over the bride’s hands and drape downward. These bouquets offer a more sophisticated look, and can vary in length with some even touching the ground.
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A hand-tied bouquet has a more natural look to it. The stems are wrapped at the top, but the bottoms of the stems are longer than with a composite or posy bouquet. It is not meant to be perfectly wrapped, giving a more rustic look.