Clueless on the types of bridal bouquets to use? Bridal bouquets are an essential part of the bridal entourage’s look. It stems from ancient times where the flowers symbolize fertility, and the scent of herbs are believed to ward off evil spirits. Today, a bridal march is incomplete without a bouquet that also complements the bride’s full outfit. If you are looking for types of wedding bouquets, read on below to find out the best one to source for your special day.

1. Nosegay or Posy Bouquet

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The nosegay bouquet features a neat assortment of flowers evenly cut and arranged into a circle. It is a popular choice for modern brides because it is compact enough to be held with one hand, without sacrificing the arrangement of flowers.

2. Pomander

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The pomander is an unusual choice for most brides, but is perfect for weddings with classical or French influences. It is a sphere of flowers hung with a ribbon on the bride’s wrist. Smaller versions can also be cute options for bridesmaids and flower girls.

3. Presentation Bouquet

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A presentation bouquet is a long arrangement that showcases the flowers spread widely. It is normally used for long flowers and foliage, like orchids and calla lilies. It is also a versatile silhouette that is also perfect for tropical flowers. Brides typically carry this with their arm and not their hands.

4. Composite Flower Bouquet

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Probably the most intricate of them all, a composite flower is essentially a giant flower that is made up of hundreds of petals put together. Only skilled florists can assemble a composite flower. It is a simple yet elegant choice for classic brides, but is only limited to certain types of flowers.

5. Cascade Bouquet

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If you are looking to add a little bit of a dramatic effect to your entrance, a cascade bouquet may be the best option. Almost any kind of flower can be used for this arrangement, with foliage and longer stems dripping below like a small waterfall.

6. Hand-tied Bouquet

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The hand-tied bouquet is literal in every form. It is composed of loosely-arranged flowers and foliage that are perfect for rustic or bohemian weddings. Don’t be fooled though, it still takes a professional to arrange a “natural” look for these flowers.

7. Round Bouquet

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The round bouquet is probably the most popular choice for brides. Similar to the nosegay and posy variations, this is a grander version that showcases florals over foliage. Because of the clean silhouette, brides like to do a play on color for this type of bouquet.