Your wedding bouquet is the ultimate bridal accessory—but you don’t have to rely on it to make a statement. In fact, your primary goal should be selecting a design that enhances your overall look. Sometimes, the best way to do that is by scaling things down. Enter: the posy bouquet.
What Is a Posy Bouquet?
A posy bouquet is a small, round arrangement of flowers usually held in one hand. These petite bouquets are a common option for bridesmaids.
“Flowers have the unique ability to transform how you look and, more importantly, how you feel,” says renowned floral designer Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht. “Stylistically, a posy bouquet is a great idea if you are looking for florals that don't distract. Think of a posy like an accessory; similar to a fabulous bag, a great pair of earrings or an expensive pair of shoes, a posy bouquet ties the look together without pulling focus from its carrier.”
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On average, you can expect to pay between $55 and $75 for a posy bouquet. “Whether the vibe is bohemian or black tie, a posy bouquet can accommodate any style of wedding,” shares Griffith-VanderYacht. “A posy is versatile enough that they can be incorporated into lots of events, big and small!”
Read on for 24 inspiring posy bouquet designs you just can’t miss!
Tie It With a Ribbon
Give the illusion of a larger bouquet while still keeping the design within a true posy shape by adding long ribbons to each bouquet for your bridesmaids. The small profile of the posy will be accentuated nicely by silk or satin ribbon, coordinated with the color of the flowers, of course, for an elegant draping effect.
Anthurium Is Always a Favorite
For a statement-making posy, consider one of our favorites when it comes to larger than life flowers: anthurium. This heart-shaped beauty is undoubtedly an excellent option for a tropical soiree, and keeping it simple by opting for a small bouquet with minimal additional flowers will make a big impact, despite its size.
Play With Vibrant Colors
Bright and full of life, a vibrant bouquet can take things to the next level. This bouquet of striking orange celosia at this colorful wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns has us ready for a fall wedding.
Modern and inventive, orchids always have a way of adding a layer of intrigue without actually having to do that much. Whether you opt for traditional white orchids or something more out of the box, like purple, use just a few stems to keep it small.
Mix it up! Select different flowers for each of your bridesmaids' bouquets for a distinctive look for the wedding party.
Consider Lily of the Valley
Petite and positively divine, a posy of lily of the valley, might be the perfect design for those VIPS, like the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. The ultimate wedding flower for the classic wedding, we love how simple, yet impactful a dainty flower-like lily of the valley effuses wedding day charm.
Opt for a Mono-Floral Design
We love the fresh-from-the-field look that a mono-floral bouquet can sometimes exude. Like a gathering of wildflowers, keep things simple and sweet by sticking to one simple flower with stems of different lengths; the resulting design will be a beautiful expression of the environment around you for a rand or mountain wedding.