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Why Dried Flowers are the Perfect Pick for Weddings

By Sophie Carter - 30th April 2024

Bride Holding a Dried Flower Bouquet on Wedding Day

For centuries flowers have been used across every aspect of wedding ceremonies as not only are they beautiful, they also symbolise commitment and new beginnings. Every bride-to-be knows the importance of making the right decision when it comes to what's being held during the journey down the aisle, but it can be tricky to know where to start. While fresh flowers are often the primary choice, dried flowers offer a few unique differences to add texture, style, and sentimentality to your special day. If you've given the dried flowers vs fresh flowers for weddings debate a little thought during your planning, you'll likely have some idea of the pros and cons for both. Armed with our curated collection of wedding dried flowers, we're here to lend a hand with the decision process and help you choose the posies, bouquets and buttonholes to truly elevate your day.

What are the pros and cons of dried flowers for weddings?

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While we'd love to give you a healthy list of pros and cons to having dried florals for your wedding flowers, there are just so many benefits of opting for dried over fresh. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions that may give a further insight into the beauty of dried blooms.


Are dried flowers cheaper than fresh flowers? 

Yes! Most dried arrangements are full of grasses such as gypsophila (baby's breath), pampas and flax. These are inexpensive stems that can help to bulk out the bouquets while adding texture and pretty neutral tones, making the arrangements much more cost-effective than fresh. Many brides look to preserve the flowers from their day as a meaningful memento, but this can be at quite a big extra cost. Dried flowers are already preserved, meaning you can keep any or all of the stems from your day without spending a penny more.

Do dried flowers last longer than fresh flowers?

Yes! Part of the preserving process is removing all moisture from the flower stems and petals, meaning each one is immune to withering or decay. This makes the bouquets differ in texture and sturdiness while still retaining beautiful colour and vibrancy. You can easily take apart your bouquets and restyle them into different arrangements making them even more versatile. If properly cared for, your arrangements are likely to last a lot longer than just a few days or weeks post-wedding as fresh florals would.

Are dried flowers as beautiful as fresh flowers?

Yes! While they take on a different appearance once dried, the florals included in your dried flower arrangements will be just as stunning to see. Whether you aim for a colour theme or go wildflower-meadow-style, choosing dried flowers for your wedding décor will make your photographs pop and bring a touch of bohemian beauty to your day.

Do dried flowers make good bridal bouquets?

Dried flower bouquets have been proudly held by brides for many years, but they've recently soared in popularity. Many brides now opt for bouquets bustling with dried florals as it's a more sustainable option, not to mention how ethereally beautiful they look in wedding photographs. While they lend to more of a vintage vibe, the variety of colours and textures in dried flowers means the perfect bouquet can be found for anyone, regardless of their taste, style, or theme. If your wedding is in the heart of British summertime, bright florals or gently dyed blooms similar to those that appear in our Betty Dried Flower Bridal Bouquet will bring a pop of playful colour. Planning an autumn/winter wedding? Bouquets in more natural shades such as our Nancy Dried Flower Bridal Bouquet will still stand out in your wedding imagery and bring a touch of classic, understated glamour to your look.

Our beautiful bouquets are hand-crafted by our talented in-house team and can include wildflowers of many varieties. They're a wonderfully eco-friendly choice as they require fewer processes than fresh flowers to create. Each bouquet comes expertly arranged, wrapped in paper with the stems secured with jute string and ribbon. Many of our bouquets have accompanying posies and buttonholes to ensure your whole bridal party fits your desired theme.

Can dried flowers be used for the bridal party?

If you're intent on sticking to a theme and are worried that you're limited for colour options with dried flowers, don't panic! It is possible to find everything from bouquets to buttonholes in a chosen colour palette or scheme. Our wedding flower collections come grouped by colours and florals, so if you've got your heart set on our Dorothy Bouquet for example, you'll be delighted to know that you can get your hands on matching posies for your bridesmaids, and buttonholes for the groomsmen.

Our bridesmaid posies are smaller versions of our bridal bouquets, making sure your special day squad are matching you perfectly. Our buttonholes are no exception, despite being much smaller and more refined. Our brilliant flower team ensure the correct focus florals are picked out from your bouquet and added to the buttonholes, so your groom and groomsmen can be giving a gentle nod to your showstopper of a bouquet.

How can dried flowers be used for wedding decor?

When it comes to decorating for your ceremony, you can be limited for options when it comes to using fresh flowers. Certain centrepieces need to be 100% wilt-proof and fresh petal confetti can be hard to keep looking and feeling its best. These issues can lead to certain florals being off-limits for your wedding day, which can be a nightmare if you've already decided on a colour theme. When it comes to dried flowers, however, the opportunities are endless! Big table centrepieces bursting with sturdy but striking grasses and pretty bunting containing ditsy dried flowers can create just as much impact as fresh blooms. You can get creative, too, by using our dried flower offcuts to create beautiful bunting or fancy favours. Dried flower decorations are easy to store and don't have a timeframe on how soon before the wedding they can be purchased. They also won't change in appearance at all from the moment you walk down the aisle to the minute the dancefloor is finally empty.

If you're looking for gorgeous gifts for your brood of bridesmaids, dried flowers make a wonderful keepsake, too. Whether you make petite posies from some offcuts or grab a ready-made token such as our Mini Dried Flower Glass Dome, dried flowers make a cute, colourful reminder of your special day that will last for years to come.

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Once you begin exploring the option of using dried flowers for your wedding day, you'll likely fall in love with the many ways you can incorporate them. Sustainable, eco-friendly, cost-effective, long lasting, and utterly stunning, dried blooms will bring a unique, vintage charm to your day, and are bound to have your guests begging to take some home with them.

Explore our fabulous full range of dried flowers for weddings