How To Choose The Right Wedding Bouquet Style

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
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