TME's Wedding Word of the Week - Nosegay

Nosegay [nohz-gey]– Also called a tussie mussie, this style of bouquet dates back to the 14th century, when it was used to mask unpleasant odors - thus the term "nosegay." This round arrangement is known for its densely packed flowers which are often bound with a ribbon. While the bride usually carries a larger bouquet, the members of the wedding party usually carry the smaller nosegays. The nosegay bouquet is often carried by bridesmaids and flower girls. It is made up of a small, round cluster of flowers backed by ribbon, tulle, or lace. While Mother’s of the Bride and Groom and Grandmother’s traditionally wear wrist corsage’s, a nosegay is a great substitute for the often times uncomfortable and heavy bracelet. A small bouquet will make your honored loved ones feel like an important part of the bridal party, and adds a special touch to family photos and the processional.