All About Bridal Bouquets | Charlotte Wedding Planner Tips

Wedding flowers might be one of the most important decisions you make on your wedding day.  In particular, choices regarding your bridal bouquet; after all, this handheld bunch of flowers will be in most of your photos.  And since there are so many different options when it comes to bridal bouquets, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed.  When you are talking to your florist, it might be helpful to have an idea of the kind of bouquet you are looking for.  So where here at Magnificent Moments Weddings thought we would create a list to make the process simpler.  So here is part one of our bridal bouquet breakdown.


Georgestreet Photography captures a detail shot of the bride and grooms rings and also shows off the stunning bridal bouquet created by Jimmy Blooms

Photography by George Street Photography

Pageant bouquets are bigger, beautiful bouquets that the bride holds, or cradles, in her arm. These can be small and simple, or extravagant and big! They are composed of long stem flowers, such as long-stemmed roses, orchids, or larkspur.

Hand Tied

Paper Heart Photography captures a brides stunning bouquet filled with white roses and accents of green created by Magnificent Moments Weddings Florals

Photography by Paper Hearts Photography

The bouquets are exactly what they sound like, bouquets with stems tied loosely together by hand. They have a casual look with the loose stems! Any flowers or greenery work for these and can have different materials, like lace or the hem of a dress, to tie around the bottom!


Stunning bridal bouquet features lush green accents created by Sarah Grimshaw Designs and captured by Julia Laible Photography

Photography by Julia Liable Photography

The bouquets contain more greenery than flowers! Oftentimes, the bridesmaids have a smaller version that looks very similar to the brides. These are a great option for a toss bouquet if you need one.

We hope this guide comes in handy as you start the process of picking out your very own bouquet.  And be sure to check back for Part 2, where we’ll cover the rest of your options.  Need more help planning your big day?  Contact Magnificent Moments Weddings, we would love to help!

Best Wishes,

Joelle Page