- Cascade - Also known as fountain, shower or waterfall bouquets, cascade bouquets are rounded at the top with a stream of flowers flowing over the bride's hand for a cascading effect. Just about any type of flower can be used with this style, though large-petaled blooms like roses, calla lilies, lisianthus and orchids are very popular because they give the impression of abundance and drape more naturally. The cascade bouquet is one of the most formal and traditional types of bouquets.
- Nosegay - Nosegays consist of small, rounded, sparsely packed flowers. These bouquets frequently incorporate more green than other arrangements because they emphasize the flowers' petals and stems. You'll see a lot of irises, tulips, lilies and roses in nosegays. Ribbons can be used to trim these bouquets or to wrap around their stems. Nosegays can go casual or formal.
- Arm sheaf - An arm sheaf or presentation bouquet is made with long-stemmed flowers that the bride cradles alongside her inner arm. Orchids, long-stemmed roses, gladiolus, delphiniums and calla lilies are often used in these bouquets, which, despite the fact they've been around for more than a century, are still considered perfect for chic and modern ceremonies.
- Flower bracelet - Also known as wrist corsages, flower bracelets consist of small groupings of flowers, usually orchids or roses, and are attached to an elastic wristband. These bouquets are perfect for brides who'd rather not be encumbered with a bouquet they have to hold. Flower bracelets are stylish in the warm spring and summer months and look great when paired with casual, short-hemmed gowns.
If you are tall, you should go for hand-tied or maybe cascade. Never go for round. With the heels you will bewearing, you will seem extra tall on that day. To be seen as a perfect couple, you need to balance your height with your husband-to-be.
If you want to hide your big hips, go for other bouquets but round. Carrying a round bouquet will make your hips look bigger. Imagine people commenting on your hips on your wedding day. That won't happen to you because now you know.
If you will be wearing a sleeveless wedding gown, there is one perfect wedding bouquet for you. This bouquet is made for sleeveless gowns. The arm bouquet. It will complement your gown nicely.
If you prefer a casual look on your wedding day, go for the hand-tied bouquet. The flowers will look as if they are freshly picked from your garden and tied nicely. You will look fresh and natural carrying a hand-tied bouquet.
If you have a small body, a round bouquet would be perfect. The shape of your body and the bouquet will be balanced, thus creating the perfect look.
Your arms and stomach may be a little un-exercised.
You have a wide back and shoulders
Style tip: Try a long trailing bouquet to create a flattering elongating line, or choose a dramatic bouquet of two or three stems of a tall flower. Steer clear of delicate, tiny flowers - you need to make a bolder statement.Star dress style: Fish-tail
|Avoid: Petite Flower bouquets|
If you’re tall and thin...
You’re tall, straight and narrow
In short, you can pretty much wear anything you like
You don’t have much of a bum or bust and your waist is not really visible
Style tip: Flatter your body shape with a large, flamboyant bouquet of vibrant colours and interesting shapes which will create curves. Hold your flowers at your waist or just below your bust to accentuate this area.
Star dress style: Full skirt
If you're apple shaped…
You carry weight around the bust, waist and behind
Your arms and legs tend to be quite thin
You can look your best by making the most of your slim limbs
Style tip: You can flatter your body shape with a smaller posy made from interesting flowers in a bold colour, which look very sweet held under your bust with an empire-line dress. The neckline of the dress and the flowers will combine to draw people’s eyes away from your tummy and bottom and up to your face.
Star dress style: Empire.
If you're pear-shaped…
You are bottom heavy (your top half is notably smaller)
You have a defined waistline
Your shoulders and bust tend to be slight
Style tip:You can flatter your body shape by drawing guests' attention upwards. Choose a small or large overarm bouquet and think about a necklace that will pick up on the colours in your bouquet.
Star dress style: A-line
If you're square-shaped …
You’re petite and naturally muscular
You have narrow hips and toned shoulders
You are quite short, so you can easily appear heavier than you are
Style tip: You can flatter your body shape by having a round bouquet, or a loose country-style arrangement with interesting foliage and big textured flowers, which will add curves to your silhouette.
Star style: Slinky
You may prefer something different to a more traditional wedding bouquet. Here are some ideas:
Single long-stemmed flower
A single rose or lily tied with ribbon can be a stunning (and much cheaper) alternative to a wedding bouquet.
This can be one large flower or several smaller flowers (and foliage if you want it) wired to a wrist strap or ribbon and worn like a bracelet.
A ball made of entirely of flower heads, which has a length of ribbon to tie and hang from the wrist.
Individual flowers are wired and then attached to a hair comb or individually pinned into your hair.