Dried flowers are like preserved gems. They represent an eclectic vibe and are prominently used beyond just home decor. They are taking over not only the conventional fresh flower installations but also the faux flowers used in play. Strangely enough, they present us with a whole new dynamic theme. Dried floral are in huge demand currently as couples are bravely opting them beside fresh blooms on their D-Day. People are embracing the soft subtle hues of the dries blossoms in their charred brown, crisp nude and earthy colour tones. They offer a variety of textures to choose from. One can get creative by incorporating different unusual blooms, wild grass, and other botanical ferns to make a stand-out decor item. Dried blossoms and native ferns suit both traditional, vintage and modern slash contemporary weddings. A very prominent concern one might have about trying dried flowers is regarding their fragrance, but they do carry a sweet residual scent to them. There are also various organic spray fragrances or mists that florist sprinkles over the arrangements for a layer of fragrance. There are unlimited options in terms of creating masterpieces or installations from dried flower arrangements; from simple bouquets to backdrops and from garlands to boutonnieres.
#1 Bouquets for the Bride and Bridesmaids
To live up to the vibe of a classical wedding, the bride and bridesmaid can be handed dried flower bouquets. These bouquets can be arranged with some fresh white blossoms for a nice touch and tied with jute or satin ribbon to finish off the charm. Here’s a list of flowers that you can choose to add to the bouquet:
- Flowers – Roses, Baby’s breath, Lavender, Chamomile, Rice Flower, Carnations, etc.
- Branches of the Money plant, Pussy willow
- Palm Leaves, eucalyptus, chrysanthemum leaves, etc.
#2 Overhead Arrangement for the Dining Table
Curly ferns, thin twigs, long wild grass along with some dried flowers can turn into a great overhead table arrangement for the wedding diners. With this natural dome on top of you, who needs those shiny chandeliers?
#3 A Flower Tiara
Pretty dried flowers can be coupled with tiny blooms and made into a beautiful looking floral tiara for the bride. It’s is a hot trend where brides are getting their custom made tiara to match their wedding day attire.
#4 Flower Garlands on the Walls and Above Tables
Another efficient way to collaborate with dried flowers is making garlands for wall decorations. These garlands liven up the blank walls and give them some texture with a 3D effect. They can also be used to accentuate long dining tables if hung in length; parallel to the ceiling.
#5 Decor Centrepieces and Table Runners
If not above, then below! If overhead arrangements sound too much of a daunting task for you, simply transform your dried flowers into table runners to steal the show. For round tables, simple ceramic vases with a flower arrangement will do the job!
#6 Dried Flower Arch and Backdrop
Spectacular ceremony arches can be made using different sized, shaped and textured botanicals. They are unique to look at and are just the perfect accessory for capturing excellent photos. With proper lighting, this backdrop will look even better than a professional studio set up.
Well, we hope these ideas might encourage you to opt for dry blossoms. If not, here are a few pros to convince you further.
- They are very easy to maintain. They do not need water or much care.
- Easy to prepare in advance and need close to no efforts. You have to keep them by themselves to dry out completely in a cool and dry place.
- Very cheap as compared to fresh flowers. Fresh flowers cost you a bulkier amount and are only available in specific seasons.
- Suits any theme – Boho, Vintage, Modern, Classic, Minimalistic, Fancy, etc. It is surprising how well dry floral decor synchronizes with all wedding themes.
- It is an eco-friendly way of decoration.
- You can preserve and keep these flowers as a sentimental value even after your wedding. This way you can cherish your wedding day a bit longer.
- Such decor causes close to no wastage. So, you are actually resourceful here.
What more do you want? Dried florals are changing the floral quotient that’s part of one and all weddings. Experience a new look and feel amongst the muted tones, endless variety of textures and a timeless classic look.