The formal posy is a round shape from the top view and a dome shape from the side view. It consists of one or more flower type in one colour. White, cream and pale colours create the most formal look. No greenery is used throughout the flowers but may be used as a collar underneath the blooms to finish the bouquet. Most often these bouquets are made with natural stems with wires taped on the individual flowers to support the head to prevent it from flopping.