There are two kinds of wreaths. One is garland type and the other is easel mounted wreath. Garland type wreath is often used for wearing around a neck. Therefore this wreath is small, light and flexible. There is no hard core inside. On the other hand, easel mounted wreaths are larger, heavier and strongly built by using hard materials around which flower petals are decorated. Easel mounted wreaths can be found at various occasions such as weddings, funerals and event receptions whatsoever.
If you visit an open house where they celebrate the foundation of start up company, you MAY find an easel mounted wreath. Sometimes you MIGHT find easel mounted wreath wearing a banner showing a simple message and the name of company who sent this wreath.
In order to make fresh flowers live long, water soaked floral foams are sometimes hidden by being mounted on the base materials. Stems of fresh flowers are inserted into soaked floral foams whereby fresh petals can live long. At weddings and funerals they are often used.