Would you choose dried flowers for your big day? You would be right at the forefront of this current trend that looks like lasting for a while. To help you consider dried flowers rather than silk wedding flowers or fresh wedding flowers for your nuptials,I have gathered some pros and cons when choosing and using dried flowers for your wedding.
Choosing dried wedding flowers
Problems with using dried flowers:
Silk v dried flowers?
Another alternative is silk flowers. I have had requests from some brides looking at artificial or silk flowers as a long-lasting post Covid answer but I think dried real flowers are a good alternative because silk flowers nearly always look fake and always cost quite a lot more per stem than the corresponding fresh flower. Only if a particular flower is not in season or if you must have a delicate flower like a poppy that has a short life once cut, then an artificial flower comes into its own.
Also, you do not get a scent with artificial flowers whereas you can with dried flowers if you choose wisely. Silk flowers can be heavy with all the wire and are not biodegradable like fresh or dried flowers.
How to include dried flowers in your wedding
I prefer to take the middle ground and incorporate the dried with fresh in bouquets rather than do just 100 per cent dried posies although I do like the particular dried wedding posy that I made and is the photo taken for this blog! May be it all depends on getting the right balance of colours and shapes in the end, something that you choose a professional florist for.. Bleached foliage and dark stems can look stunning when set against fresh roses for instance.
Helen at Verdila
Creating beautiful flowers with a contemporary twist