A Chart of Wedding Bouquets

A Chart of Wedding Bouquets is invaluable when you make your flower selections.  Will all your bouquets match?  Or will you choose different styles for different ladies? Please find below a helpful chart with descriptions and drawings, to be followed by photos of each style.

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everylastdetail.com – ROUND BOUQUET 

The round bouquet is very standard webbing fare for the bride.  Once all the rage, it is loosing favor among the 2015-2106 wedding trends.

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brides.com – PAGEANT BOUQUET

While lovely, the pageant bouquet is used less often than all other bouquet types.

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Wedding Forward.com | Inspirations Ideas Planning – CASCADE BOUQUET

The cascade bouquet is quite formal, and used in large settings.  Think Lady Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles.

 

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brides.com – NOSEGAY

The nosegay is one of my favorite bouquets.  It serves all ladies of the wedding party well, from the bride to flower girls.  It doesn’t take away from a bride’s dress with it’s simplicity.  Kate Middleton carried such a bouquet.

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elizabethanndesigns.com – POMANDER BOUQUET

The pomander bouquet, or “kissing bouquet” is perfect for little hands, and is most often used for flower girls.

Photo: Patty Cloherty photos -And one of my favorites, the POSEY – modeled by yours truly.  🙂

And one other bouquet type that we don’t see on the chart above, but I think is gorgeous…the “HAND-TIED”.  This can be presented with or without ribbon tied around the stems.  The ribbon wrapped stems are for a more formal wedding, the natural look for a more casual affair.

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Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet

 

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If you want to preserve your wedding bouquet, you need to plan ahead.  Before your wedding, choose the method you would like to use to preserve your flowers. There are several.  According to www.theknot.com, (click on the link below is you want to read the entire article), the simplest is the “Press and Frame” method.  This is quite easy to ‘do it yourself.’  You just press a few blooms from your bouquet and display them in a frame.

Another method is the “The Shadow Box or Glass Dome.”  This allows you do display flowers from your bouquet in their original form.  If you choose this style, it is not one to do yourself.  Contact a reputable preservationist.  You will want to have them selected with their contact info so you can have a reliable friend or relative ship your flowers to them asap – probably while you are on your honeymoon!  Remember to have a box available to ship to the preservationist – or they may even request you send it in a type of temperature controlled box.  If so, it may be something they provide, and you will need to have it on hand before the wedding.

You can also check with the florist who provided the flowers for your wedding.  Maybe they offer a preservation serve.  This will save on the cost and hassle of shipping.

I had certain blooms from my bridal bouquet professionally preserved after my wedding thirty-one years ago.  They held up beautifully for about 25 years.  They began to look a little shabby at that point.  Then one day I knocked the glass jar they were housed in off my dresser.  It was a sad day…But in all reality, it save me the gut wrenching decision of whether to keep them or not.  Flowers can last only so long.  Unless they’re bronzed…  🙂 Which is not a bad idea, either…

 

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http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-flowers/articles/how-to-preserve-your-bouquet.aspx

http://www.weddingandpartynetwork.com/blog/spotlights/timeless-moments/  This link offers some vendor sites.

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