7 Types of Wedding Bouquets

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Your wedding bouquet will not only take center stage on the big day, but they will, most likely, be the most important flowers you will ever choose.  Your bouquet will be immortalized in your wedding photographs too. Choosing your wedding flowers is never a trivial matter and with so many styles to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This guide to the 7 types of wedding bouquets is the perfect place to start when considering what style will best complement your wedding dress.

1. Biedermeier Bouquet

Biedermeier Bouquet

The Biedermeier Bouquet is a tightly wrapped bridal bouquet, arranged in a circular pattern with different colored flowers. Typically each ring is made up of one distinct flower type, creating dramatic visual impact, which has proved popular with brides who want to really make a statement on their big day.

2. Composite Flower Bouquet

Composite Flower Bouquet

The Composite Flower Bouquet, or Carmen Rose, as it is sometimes known, is one of the more modern types of bridal bouquets. In this type of arrangement, the bouquet is constructed from hundreds of individual petals, wired together to look like one gigantic flower. Though it may appear very simple to the casual observer, this is a very specialized type of bouquet and can prove to be one of the most expensive simply because of the hours of work that go into creating it.

3. Nosegay Bouquet

Nosegay Bouquet

The Nosegay bouquet, also known as the tussie-mussie, has been around since the Middle Ages. Round-shaped and densely packed with flowers, this style of bridal bouquet traditionally features a handful of central flowers, encircled by ‘filler flowers’ and then framed with fresh herbs. It is usually tightly bound with organza ribbon, making it practical to hold.

4. Pomander Bouquet

Pomander Bouquet

A pomander is a ball of flowers, arranged in floral foam and suspended from a decorative ribbon. Most commonly, this is the arrangement of choice for young flower girls.  However, there’s no reason why the bride herself couldn’t carry one of these splendid arrangements down the aisle.

5. Posy Bouquet

Posy Bouquet

Typically round in shape, the posy bouquet is a popular choice for modern brides as it is easy to handle and often small enough to be carried in one hand. Suitable for almost any type of wedding, this type of bouquet can either be an informal, loose arrangement – perfect for a vintage or country themed wedding – or more tightly constructed for a contemporary twist.

6. Presentation Bouquet

Presentation Bouquet

The Presentation Bouquet is a sheaf of flowers, designed to be cradled in the arms and was a popular style of wedding bouquet at the turn of the twentieth century. This simple style of bouquet typically uses long stemmed flowers such as Calla lilies or roses and has become a popular choice for the modern bride, owing to its chic appearance and the influence of period dramas such as Downton Abbey.

7. Shower Bouquet

Shower Bouquet

Perhaps the most traditional style of all wedding bouquets, the shower bouquet is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. It is designed to gracefully flow out of the bride’s hands. This cascading style was made popular by Princess Diana in the 1980’s and has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years. Almost any type of flower can be included in this type of arrangement, which is often enhanced with trailing ivy and fresh foliage.

No matter why type of wedding bouquet you choose, given the above examples, I know that your’s will be gorgeous.  These 7 types of wedding bouquets are very inspiring.  As you walk down the aisle, everyone will marvel at your beauty and the stunning wedding bouquet that you have chosen.

Raise a Glass to the Perfect Toast How to Put Smiles on Everyone's Faces


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Whether you are the best man making the traditional toast or a member of the wedding party wanting to salute the happy couple, achieving the perfect toast can be elusive.  However, with a few simple steps, that elusive perfect toast can be within reach.  You words can resonate with the newlyweds and the rest of the wedding party making your contribution to the wedding not only appropriate, but unforgettable.  Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Be sincere and speak from the heart.
  2. Use anecdotes or stories about the couple that are appropriate.
  3. Be interesting and entertaining, but use humor sparingly.
  4. Do not hesitate to use note cards, if necessary.
  5. Keep it short. Be succinct.
  6. Do not embarrass the couple.
  7. Emphasize why the couple are a perfect match.
  8. Begin or end the speech with a romantic quote to help start or end the toast.
  9. Thank everyone for attending and supporting the couple.
  10. Practice. Practice. Practice.

Delivering the perfect toast is an accomplishment.  By following these ten simple steps, you can dazzle the wedding party and charm the newlyweds.  Taking the time to both write and practice your speech early will ensure that your speech goes smoothly.  After all, you want to be memorable, not forgettable; succinct, not verbose; charming, not overbearing.  Most of all, you want your toast to be exactly what the newlyweds want and put even bigger smiles on their blissful faces.