(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 # 77
    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it depends on how they are done……If they are extemely large  and hang very low they kinda scream 1980s to me. I think the smaller ones look more modern are making a come back.


    I would call this a more modern version of a cascading bouquet ( see below) …….with only a small bit cascading. I think ones below are pretty and I like them only with a very slight cascading look personally. I really think its all how they are done  b/c the ones below don’t look like the old fashioned ones you typically think of when you say cascading bouquets!




    Post # 78
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @weddingbound:  Thank you for posting those! I’m sending a picture of that first one to my florist for shape inspiration.

    Post # 79
    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @phishy179:  YW! That first one is very lovely!

    Post # 80
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    There are some really pretty ones here – http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cascade-bouquets-in-or-out#axzz2SiINAkIH

    There’s another thread that had TONS of pictures that are amazing, but I can’t find it now.

    I don’t think they have to be old fashioned, although the flowers and colors you’re picking and the bouquet design might come out that way.  But what’s more old-fashioned than a wedding in the first place?  Choose what you love, and what will bring the biggest smile to your face on your wedding day, and you can’t go wrong.

    Post # 81
    25 posts

    So I’m doing some research on cascading bouquets too, and it seems that as long as you make sure the florist makes it “hand tied” and not too symmetrical that it can be refreshing and modern. 



    To me these all seem fresh, and not at all like Princess Di…

    Post # 82
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Finally got our professional pictures in! Here is my cascading bouquet and my bridesmaids with their single calla lilies.

    Post # 84
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    l like ’em, don’t know if I’ll have one, haven’t decided.

    my first thought about them is “PRETTY!” …not “old fashioned.”

    Post # 85
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    I voted old-fashioned because they are 😉  But just because they are old-fashioned doesn’t mean they are ugly.  You just need to makes sure it is done correctly if this is the type of bouquet that you like.  You mentioned that you are going for a vintage wedding so it should match the style.  I like the first picture posted by DarthBetty, the bouquet and lace dress gives a vintage feel.

    Post # 86
    3638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Two words of warning about cascading bouquets to consider:


    1) Make sure you find out how your florist is going to bind them. You don’t want the back to look awful because, chances are, it will end up in photos. Perhaps not the professional photos, but the amateur ones for sure. You don’t want this in a heap of photos:



    This is a cascading bouquet, I had to crop the photo.


    2) Similar to 1, make sure your bouquet looks good when photographed from all angles. I find that most cascading bouquets only look good from the front. Even if the back is done nicely. You’ll be holding this thing up in the air in celebration and moving it in all sorts of directions, not always showing it front on. 


    Just two things to think about when considering your design. 



    Post # 89
    2350 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    eh. dont really like em. not that they cant be pretty, i just dont care for the look.

    Post # 90
    20 posts

    Modern cascades are often described as draped. I think if it looks forced it looks old fashioned but if it looks like there’s a chance it could have grown that way then it looks modern.

    Post # 91
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Cascading bouquets are romantic and beautiful.

    Nothing wrong with them at all.

    I was considering one for my vow renewal, since I will be decked out in bridal gear and I had a round bouquet when I got married.

    Oh well…got lots of time to think about that.

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