Why Brides are Switching to Dried Wedding Flowers


From wearing sneakers to black wedding dresses, the modern bride is breaking the wedding tradition as we’ve known it to include unique touches to their big day. The most recent departure from tradition is the introduction of dried flowers that are replacing freshly cut blooms. For a long time, the perception towards dried flowers was they are not as vibrant as freshly cut flowers. However, that is changing as dried flowers are carefully and beautifully arranged and you don’t have to worry about them wilting anymore!

Besides, dried flowers introduce a new texture to your wedding décor that would otherwise be difficult to achieve. This is besides giving a fresh twist to your bridal look while also giving your wedding décor that edgy and cooler look.

Benefits of using dried wedding flowers

·       They have a great aesthetic appeal

Dried flowers are so beautiful that they’ll blend perfectly in a bohemian or vintage themed wedding as they would in a contemporary setting. Owing to their versatility, you can be sure to find dried flowers that are a perfect fit for your theme and venue. What’s more? You can be sure to still achieve the wow factor among your guests despite making a shift from tradition as they know it.

·       They are long lasting

With proper care, good quality dried flowers can offer you extended service long after your wedding day. This is not just in terms of days or weeks, but years! Freshly cut flowers will usually maintain their vibrance for a couple of days and by the end of the week they’re all looking deflated and sad. Conversely, dried flowers are more of an investment as they’re guaranteed to go beyond weeks, thus giving you value for your money. Even then, you must make sure you take good care of them.

·       They require low maintenance

Dried wedding flowers are easy to maintain because you don’t have to keep on worrying about the possibility of the flowers withering away if you forget to water them. Moreover, the whole task of watering fresh flowers can only add to your already overflowing schedule. However, with the dried flowers, you simply need to pick a perfect spot where you can place them. As simple as that!

·       Dried flowers are stunning

Dried flowers are so stunning that they can transform your wedding set up to inject character and vibrance. Like their fresh counterparts, they are not limited when it comes to selection. So, you can find them in many colours, shapes, sizes and combinations. So, you/ can be sure to find the right pieces for your big day.  

·       Value for money

You may have already noticed that dried wedding flowers cost slightly more than fresh blooms. Rightly so! Here’s the thing, while having fresh flowers for your big day may seem like the best idea economically. This is not true. Think about it, which is better? Paying $50 for flowers that will last you 10 days or paying $100 for a dried flower arrangement that will last you over 2 years? You can see dried flowers guarantee you value for money.

How to use dried wedding flowers for your wedding

There’s no limit to how you can do with dried flowers. Here are 4 ways you can use dried flowers:

Backdrops and arches. You can use dried flowers for your photo booth, making for the most gorgeous backdrop as you exchange your vows. The fact that the flowers won’t wither or droop at any point during the day is an added advantage.

Buttonholes and bouquets. Dried flowers often bring in some unbeatable earthy tones like warm beige, rustic browns, pale pink and washed-out greens. But you don’t have to be limited to the neutrals. You can still find dried flowers in other colours, including reds, blues, yellows and purples. If you need smaller versions of your bouquet, you could consider buttonholes, corsages and posies.

Décor and table setting. When carefully thought out, dried flowers wedding décor can be a game changer. You can stuff vases with dried blooms and place them at the reception or hang dried wreaths on doors or even suspended flower arrangements above tables. You can also use the dried flowers to make confetti. You can get as adventurous as you desire with your décor.

Hair accessories and flower crown. Dried flowers are a weightless and elegant choice that will help you maintain that gorgeous look throughout the day. These can either be combs or flower crowns.

Dried flowers for weddings will maintain a vibrant look for about three years when you care for them well. If you don’t mind a little fading, then you can have them for longer. The trick with dried flowers is keeping them away from direct sunlight.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.