Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Choosing the ideal wedding bouquet

Chances are you will purchase more flowers for your wedding than at any other time in your life. Choosing the ideal wedding bouquet is  as important as picking the ideal gown. There's lots of different styles of wedding bouquets and which style you pick usually depends on your wedding dress. When you are having your wedding is also an important factor when thinking about which bouquet is ideal for you. Wedding bouquets come in lots of different styles.

The most traditional and formal type of wedding bouquet is the cascade. It is a stunning water fall like spill of flowers in a hand held base. As the name implies the flowers cascade down like a waterfall. The traditional flowers used in a cascade wedding bouquet are white and are historicallyin the past roses or lilies. The cascade wedding bouquet has the appearance of being loose and free flowing, and ought to match the dress. The ideal dress for a cascade wedding bouquet is the traditional wedding dress with a long flowing train.

Another traditional wedding bouquet is the classic hand tied bouquet. It usually consists of a bunch of blooms anchored in a bouquet holder and either wired in or hand tied. This option gives the impression of fresh picked spring flowers and is usually used in spring weddings. This is a versatile wedding bouquet and looks great with any type of flowers or wedding dress.

If your going for something less traditional then there is the nosegay. The nosegay is a general term for any small and round cluster of flowers cut to a uniform length. There is usually small greenery in this type of wedding bouquet. In case you are thinking of a Victorian theme for your wedding then the nosegay wedding bouquet would slot in ideal. For an even more Victorian look you can replace the typical bouquet holder with a tussy mussy. A tussy mussy is a silver carrying cone that can replace the bouquet holder.

other less traditional wedding bouquets are the arm bouquet and the composite. The arm bouquet is exactly what the name implies, an elegant crescent formed bouquet designed to be carried in arm. The composite wedding bouquet is a handmade creation in which several different petals or buds are wired together on to a single stem to give the impression of giant flower.

The type of wedding dress you wear, the time of year your wedding will be held, and the colors of your wedding will all play an element in the type of wedding bouquet you pick. Picking local and in season flowers for your wedding bouquet will help lower the cost and will guarantee freshness. Silk flowers are also becoming a popular option for wedding bouquets.

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