First, it helps to know a few basics. Wedding bouquets come in three basic styles: cascade, round or posy, and hand-tied. As its name suggests, the cascade bouquet is shaped like a waterfall, with more flowers on top and some flowers flowing downwards. It’s mixed with some greenery for a natural look.

The round bouquet is, of course, round in shape. It typically contains much less greenery and many more flowers.The flowers can be of one or several kinds, as long as the color balance is intact. The hand-tied wedding bouquet, which is gaining popularity these days, is more casual than the other two styles. It’s composed of a bunch of flowers tied together with a ribbon, with the stems revealed.

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How do you know which bouquet style is best for you?

Your selection depends on three things:

a. your body size

b. your wedding gown style

c. the look that you want.

If you’re self-conscious about your appearance on your wedding day, choosing the right wedding bouquet style can enhance the way you look and probably hide some figure imperfections.

Let’s say you want to look slimmer on the big day. In that case, you would probably choose a cascade bouquet, because of the shape’s flattering effects. A cascade bouquet is roundish at the top and pointed at the bottom, which works to slim your silhouette.

If you’re a tall, slender person, consider a cascade bouquet or a hand-tied bouquet. If you choose a round bouquet, you may find it makes you look even taller. Add a pair of wedding heels, and suddenly you’ll look tall indeed!

A bride-to-be with generous hips should choose a cascading or hand-tied bouquet, but not a round bouquet. A round bouquet will emphasize the hips.

If you like a garden look or a casual look, no other wedding bouquet will do but the hand-tied bouquet. The hand-tied bouquet’s casual flowers will look like you hand-picked them fresh from the garden. You’ll look natural and unaffected carrying a hand-tied wedding bouquet.

If you have a petite body, choose a round bouquet. The size of the round bouquet will balance your body and you’ll look your best on your wedding day.

Liztiany Zakaria is a flower arrangement hobbyist who does flower arrangements for friends and family members.For more information on flower arrangement, visit her website at http://www.flower-arrangement-advisor.com.
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14 Responses

  1. KB

    My wedding in is in March and I am wanting to use gerber daisies fir my bouquet. My bridesmaids I am wanting to use regular white daisies for their bouquet. My wedding will be under a beautiful oak tree on the edge of a sparkling gorgious lake. Do you have some ideas for me? My wedding is in MARCH!!!!

    KB

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      KB,
      Were you needing bouquet ideas and/or decor ideas?
      * daisy pomanders hanging from trees or aisle chairs are nice
      * scroll to danielle and lee’s wedding

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      • [email protected]

        KB,
        * look at this decor
        * isn’t this fantastic!

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        KB,
        * real wedding
        * ideas here( look at page headline and look at part 2, 3, etc. of this wedding)
        * here is a board I created previously

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        KB,
        * just found this by random

  2. Kayla Rae

    Ok I need some help wedding is July 24 2010, My dress has cornflower blue on i and i have of course one girl in my wedding her dress is more of a Dark blue Horizon blue from David`s bridal, I want to use calla lilies, what are some reception ideas!?, and the ceramony decor ideas!! Plz help i am doing this all on my own with nobodys help i guess bc i let everyone run over me now thats it came crunch time to get wedding things my sister in law was the only one got what i wanted!, If you can give me some ideas i would so aperciate it!!! Thank you much!! :thinking: 😉

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      Kayla Rae,
      * look at this wedding

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  3. katie

    our wedding is red white and black themed. ive heard about boquets of these colors but with dyed peacock/ostrich feathers. are there any pictures you can show me?

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      Katie,
      * i Hope these help
      * more pics
      * even more

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        Katie,
        * great pic
        * another pic

  4. stacey

    leslie, i would go with a beautiful bouquet of red also. you dont want to many mixes of color it will be to much for your dress. keep it simple. you can do a mix of red to burgundy or even red and white with bm carrying solid red or vice versa. consider black ribbon to wrap around the bouquet or adding black feathers for bm.
    i am posting some pics, this looks so classy beautiful bouquets. i dont know if you like calla lilies bu that is what i was looking at. if callas are not in your budget simple roses will do the trick and look breathtaking! i was thinking you could carry the roses/callas and keep the bm simpler. you dont have to carry these into your reception you can do the mix of flowers or just roses. i just love the black and white bouquet!! always have!!

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    • stacey

      leslie, here are the other pics… if you want to look at red and burgundy. just google image red and burgundy wedding bouquet, its just as beautiful bu ti think i would choose the black and white with the red and white calla and roses as suggested! good luck and congrats!!

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  5. Leslie

    if my wedding dress is going to be white & red, colors of the wedding red, silver, black, & white, what kind an color of flowers should i have for my bouquet?

    😕

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