Dried flower bouquet ideas for your wedding day

05 Jan 2022

Contemporary and captivating, dried wedding flowers are on the rise. Here is a selection of bouquet ideas to inspire your special day

Etsy reported a 225% rise in searches during 2021 for dried flowers and the comeback trend continues apace for weddings, with brides-to-be requesting the durable floral arrangements for their wedding flowers. 

Dried flowers are a versatile option for a trend-led look. From small and dainty posies to large and overspilling floral displays, flowers, grasses, shrubs and ferns can be used to complement your wedding colour scheme and add a contemporary edge. You can even choose to intersperse fresh flowers with dried material for a more notably floral look. 

While the very nature of dried flowers lends itself to the muted, earthy colour scheme that is set to go from strength to strength this year, dried flowers can also be colourful and can be dyed to match your colour palette. 

The beauty of dried flowers is that, when cared for correctly, they can last for years to come. While many brides will preserve a sample of their wedding flowers by drying and pressing petals and stems, an all-dried bouquet can be displayed straight after the big day – providing a beautiful keepsake of your wedding. 

Grace Michaels, co-founder of Barn Florist – an online wholesaler of dried and preserved flowers, says: "Dried florals are perfect for a DIY wedding as you can get a lot of the preparation work done in advance without having to worry about keeping them fresh for the big day. We have also found that this has been helpful for couples who have had to postpone their weddings due to Covid. 

"When speaking to a florist, it’s helpful to give them a mood board, budget and colour scheme. Also bear in mind that dried florals have seasons just like fresh flowers, so be prepared for alternatives in case the one you have in mind is not available at the time.”

If you're considering the dried flower trend for your special day, take a look at these bouquets which showcase varying combinations and colours for show-stopping wedding style. 

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Above: Handfuls of bleached broom, bunny tails and ruscus provide a blank canvas for the hydrangea and eycalyptus to add a pop of autumnal colour (Image by Annie Spratt via Unsplash)

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Above: Feathery pampas, wheat and bunny tails create a captivating combination, befitting of a wedding held outdoors (Getty Images)

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Above: Dried roses and gypsophila offer the floral attribitutes in this bouquet also containing sparse grasses and berries (Getty Images)

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Above: Delicate yet dazzling, a uniform abundance of dried lavender is an ideal option for the bride, bridesmaids and flower girls (Getty Images)

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Above: Autumn leaves can be replaced with dried or dyed eucalyptus in burnt orange and deep red hues to achieve a similar effect (Getty Images)

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Above: Ferns and grasses intermix with blush pink roses and orchids for a contrasting yet complementing look (Getty Images)

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Above: Pampas grass in an earthy brown hue is paired with minimal greenery for a natural finish (Getty Images)

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Above: Roses, peonies, dahlia and blousy blooms sit pretty alongside dried material (Image by Kura Tregenza via Unsplash)

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Above: Sheaves of wheat can add body and fullness to a dried flower bouquet (Getty Images)

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Above: This wildflower bouquet offers a meadow-picked feel with common daisies, shasta daisies and bunny tails key to the look (Image by Peter Bucks Via Unsplash)

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Above: Fresh roses and leafy eucalyptus are framed by the muted tones of dried grasses and ferns (Getty Images)

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Above: Dried thistles add texture to this cream and blue wildflower bouquet (Image by Severin Candrian via Unsplash)

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Above: A colourful posy comprising dried peony, linium and lavender – perfect for a flower girl or as a buttonhole (Image by Vivi Mini via Unsplash)

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