Though you may all realize what flowers are just as distinctly as what a flower bouquet is, theres more in the types of bouquets than it appears.
Every trade has its individual lexicon and the flower world is not an exemption. True you may already be conscious that bouquets of flowers can appear just all so various. This is precisely the reason why you should understand how to differentiate the main different types of flower bouquets.
Knowing how to identify the types of flower bouquets will really benefit you and your florist in the arrangement of your bridal flower bouquet or whatever objective your floral bouquet may have.
The Posy Bouquet
Probably the most widespread type of bouquet, the posy bouquet is a small circular half-spherical bouquet. Typically the leafage is quite scarce on it and prominence is really set on the flowers.
The Posy bouquet is customarily very light weight and comfortable to hold as in a good number of cases (even with fresh flowers) the stalks are cut off and replaced with floral wires instead.
Common variations of the Posy bouquet would incorporate the Nosegay bouquet type which would give emphasis to heavy leafage, or the Biedermeier bouquet type which designs the half-spherical appearance of the posy bouquet in separate rings each composed of a distinctive type or color of flower.
The Pomander Bouquet
While the Posy bouquet is half spherical, the Pomander itself is a full sphere, and this is why its also referred to as a flower ball or kissing ball.
Typically, the Pomander bouquet is more or less exclusively composed of flowers without leafage; some variations are seen with a heavy one. Therefore the chief rule for a Pomander bouquet just seems to refer to its globular form.
Due to this unique shape, this type of bouquet is held by means of a loop that is fixed on the ball (the loop is often made of ribbon).
Pomander bouquets are mainly used by wedding attendants such as junior bridesmaids or flower girls.
The Arm Sheaf Bouquet
Different to the Posy bouquet kind, the Arm Sheaf bouquet (also known as Presentation bouquet) is not hand-tied, but instead cradled in the bride (or whoever the carrier could be). For this reason, an Arm Sheaf bouquet can set horizontal without being spoiled.
The Arm Sheaf bouquet is by sort fairly long and not that wide, as it would make it inconvenient to hold. The favorite choice of flowers for this type of bouquet would favor any flower with long stem.
Beautifully composed Arm Sheaf bouquet can actually be a delight to see as they break the symmetry of a conventional bouquet on the carrier giving it all a very strong personality.
The Shower/Cascading Bouquet
Almost certainly the supreme bridal bouquet type, the one every person associates with wedding.
This kind of bouquet got its names (shower bouquet, cascading bouquet, teardrop bouquet, etc) due to its distinctive form.
The Cascading bouquet if customarily rounded on top and has a trail at the bottom habitually ending in a pointed shape.
Despite the fact that the shower bouquet can be in most cases single hand held, it is habitually best held with both hands, mainly taking into account that the dimension of some of those bouquets can be huge. Olden times has seen some cascading bouquets almost covering the bride!
The Accessorizing Bouquets
This is not a kind of bouquet by itself, but to a certain extent encompasses a set of special bouquets that are designed around items and accessories.
The most popular of those bouquets are perhaps the Fan bouquet, Muff bouquet, Prayerbook bouquet, and the Basket bouquet.
These flower bouquets are usually strongly linked with a given religious conviction or culture.