(Closed) Cascading bouquets – are they old fashioned?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Cascading bouquets are...
    Very old fashioned!! : (270 votes)
    64 %
    Making a comeback : (151 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 48
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @linnylou_88:  Super old fashioned, sorry but I hate them and assosciate them with hideous eighties meringue dresses. 

    Post # 49
    1447 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I can’t stand the round, ‘posy’ look that is so popular now. It looks like the flowers are going to suffocate!

    I like small, natural looking cascades, or the hand-tied, just-gathered-these look.

    Post # 50
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Anise:  I think the round poseys can be done artfully too, but the ones that are mostly one kind of flower…and completely round like a pomander, like…uhm..look at the image at the top left of the screen… I have never been able to rid myself of the image of holding a (very pretty) soccer ball.

    Edit: the other word that springs to mind is Buckminsterfullerene. I did entirely too much organic chemistry in school.



    Post # 51
    1447 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Summer_Rose:  I can understand that some of the poseys have appeal; it’s just not a style that I care for in a bouquet.  Sometimes that style looks nice in a glass vase.

    My roommate in undergrad went on to study Buckyballs.  Not sure what she’s doing now.

    Post # 52
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I had one for my first wedding in 1976 and loved it.  I wonder if I still have any pictures of it.  They weren’t large until the 80’s, everything got larger in the 80’s.

    Glad that they are making a comeback.  I would have another cascading bouquet, but I think they may be harder to do with my limited DIY skills than a posy bouquet.  

    @Wellington Bride:  You and your bouquet are both gorgeous.



    Post # 53
    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Cascades are so hard to make and so expensive.  I remember my boss charging a $500 premium just to make them because of the amount of flowers and work that went into them.  And they can be so heavy.  I know some of them look gorgeous and I like the vintagey feel of them, but I don’t think I’d ever have one just because of the labor factor.

    Post # 55
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I DO think they are old fashioned, but I also think they are gorgeous. If I wasn’t so short, I would totally get one!

    Post # 56
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’ve been looking at a lot of royal wedding coverage lately, and cascades are still very popular with the royals. Of course, they are not exactly on the cutting edge of trends! 

    I like some cascades, but I think they’re too formal for my wedding. I hate the really tight round posy look though. I want something softer. I’m hoping to get the bouquets from a local farmer, so hopefully she’ll bE able to make something less floristy and more natural looking.

    Post # 57
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Not a fan. I love bouquets that look freshly picked. Not overly styled. Cascading bouquets remind me of the 80’s. 






    Post # 58
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I say yes but it doesnt mean they are ugly. There is a thread about this with a poll at least once a month.

    Post # 60
    5188 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @linnylou_88:  I love cascading bouquets! The little compact ones remind of cotton candy or dress up bouquets for little kids. 

    Post # 61
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee

    i think it really depends in how it’s executed.

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