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.
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
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.
Are you planning the wedding of the year? Make it a memorable event for you and your guests! Don’t miss out on these 2019 wedding trends that are sure to add a wow factor on your special day.
1. Foliage, Nature and the Eco-friendly Revolution
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Natural themes are a thing, and it is here to stay! Expect some natural elements brought inside like trees, foliage, re-pottable bouquets, and recycled paper. Boho themes like small huts and buntings are also big.
2. Ayo Technology
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The best gadgets are being used to create the perfect wedding videos from aerial drones, live mapping and CGI effects. How about doing a video map on your bare wedding cake?
3. Colour Everywhere
Brides will take a break from the usual muted and neutral tones and instead explore on color. Expect to see a pop of color not just for the florals but even for the wedding gowns.
4. Royal Wedding-esque
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The Duchess of Sussex will still be a big influence to 2019 brides. After all, simplicity is the best accessory! Brides will opt to copy her light wedding dress silhouette to bring focus to other features like the bouquet or makeup.
5. Sampler Plates
Thanks to the popularity of feasts, practical couples will prefer smaller plates of a much wider variety of food. This way, guests can experience more without really noticing the smaller portions.
6. Food Stations
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It’s all about the customization. Everything from long grazing tables, pasta stations and even the standard chocolate fountain can help guests create have a wonderful experience from main course to dessert.
7. Souvenir Place Cards
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Remember the time when place cards were literally just printed out? Not anymore! Guests take pride in having their names printed on place cards that can be attached to menus and souvenirs. Talk about IG-worthy!
8. Event Branding
This has been going on for a while, but couples will make it a point to have consistency in their event from invites, to table napkins, to thank you cards, and yes, even the hashtag. Consider having your own wedding monogram and have it present in all your printed materials.
9. Welcome Kits
The entourage can receive gifts from the couple to officially welcome them to the team. It can be as simple as a wedding starter pack that has bobby pins, mints and other essentials–or something as a grand as designer items with the wedding date inscribed.