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Not all wedding bouquets are created equally. There's more to a bunch of bridal blooms than you'd think. And besides choosing a variety of flower types to fill your bridal bundle, there's a good number of shapes to choose from for how they're arranged. Here, what the different bouquet shapes are and how to choose which one's right for you!
When it comes to bouquet arrangements, there are four main shapes you can choose: Nosegay, Arm Bouquets, Sprays, and Cascades.
Nosegays are you traditional round arrangement. More importantly, they're densely arranged like the more formal classic bouquets you see brides carry. Nosegays can be arranged in any size you like, whether it's a posy or a regular bouquet size. There are also some nosegays that are arranged by rings of flowers, so each ring includes only one type of flower — the choice is obviously up to you!
Arm bouquets are exactly what their name implies: long bouquets in a rounded arrangement that's made to sit perfectly inside your arm. Since they are large and long, they go best with longer gowns.
Cascade bouquets have become increasingly popular because they're extremely romantic and don't have a specific shape. These bouquets do exactly what their name suggests: they cascade downward. Usually to aid the trailing effect they're embedded with extra greens and a variety of blooms to create the most dramatic effect.