In the lead up to your wedding, the bridal bouquet may seem to be one of the easiest choices to make. But with so many different types of bouquets to choose from, you may leave your florist with your head spinning! 

Here are 10 popular types of bridal bouquets to get you ready for that first florists appointment. Use it as inspiration, or maybe education!

1. Hand-tied Bouquet

A hand tied bouquet or a posy, is one of the simplest styles of bridal bouquet. As the name suggests, it is a bunch of flowers with stems grouped together in an unstructured way. It is usually tied with a ribbon. Minimalist hand tied bouquets are popular, with many brides choosing to carry just three or four of the same long stemmed flowers.


Simple, pretty and perfect for walking the aisle.


A nosegay is a more structured bouquet. It consists of a small, tightly packed group of flowers. The stems, all cut to the same length are wrapped tightly in ribbon or lace, and the bouquet often has a stiff backing to give it shape.

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Classic bridal beauty with the nosegay bouquet. Neatly wrapped in ribbon and lace.

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3. Biedermeier bouquet

The Biedermeier bouquet is named after a European style of interior design. It is also similar to a nosegay in structure. The difference is that the flowers are arranged in tight concentric circles of contrasting coloured flowers to give a dramatic effect.

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A mouth-full to say, an eye-full to admire. The Biedermeier Bouquet is a stunning option.


The pomander, or Kissing Ball bouquet, is a sphere or ball of flowers carried by a loop of ribbon. The pomander is considered an unusual choice for a bride and is more often used for bridesmaids or flower girls. However, a Kissing Ball on your wrist can look very romantic and youthful for a bride.

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Endless romance and forever young with a kissing ball! A dainty bride's bouquet, or something pretty for your flower girls.

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5. Composite bouquet

The composite bouquet is constructed using hundreds of single petals all wired together on a single stem to look like one large flower. This can be an expensive option but adds an elegant and unique touch to your wedding ensemble.

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A lot of time and love go into these babies!

6. Presentation bouquet

For a glamorous bride, the presentation, or arm sheath bouquet is a striking alternative to traditional bouquet shapes. The bride carries a number of long stemmed flowers such as calla lilies, delphiniums, or long-stemmed roses. She cradles them in her arms in the style of an actress presented with flowers at the end of a show.

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Glamorous and a little bit of extra style.

7. Cascade bouquet

The cascade or shower bouquet is a very traditional and stylish form of bouquet. The flowers are arranged to look as if they are flowing over the bride’s hands and down towards her feet. This style of bouquet can be extremely large, but the smaller modern versions are often known as teardrop or trail bouquets.

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Classic and beautifully traditional. The cascading bouquet is timeless. The Laura Cascading Real Touch & Silk Bridal Bouquet (Left). Bridal White with a splash of pink. Absolutely amazing!


The basket bouquet is a popular choice for outdoor or garden weddings, partly because of its rustic charm, and partly because the flowers can be arranged in an oasis inside the basket. This means that the flowers won’t wilt as quickly as with other styles of bouquet. Basket bouquets are also popular for flower girls and young bridesmaids as they are easier to carry than hand tied bouquets or nosegays.

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Rustic charm with a basket bouquet, perfect for the bride or gorgeous with in the hands of your flower girls!

9. Tussy mussy bouquet

A tussy mussy bouquet is simply a nosegay style bouquet carried in a small vase. The vase can be made from metal, porcelain or any other material that works with your wedding scheme. Some tussy mussy bouquets come with a small chain to make carrying them easier. This style of bouquet is easily displayed during your reception, and the vases make perfect thank you gifts for your bridesmaids.

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Keep your flowers fresh all day!

10. Fan bouquet

A fan bouquet is perfect for a vintage wedding, and consists of a simple plastic fan intertwined with flowers and leaves. This gives a very striking shape, and it stands out from traditional bridal bouquets.

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A fan bouquet, perfect for a vintage style wedding.

We hope you enjoyed our 10 types of Bridal Bouquets, for more on wedding flowers, check out our blog on All Your Flower Needs for Your Big Day!