Top 10 Dried Flower Wedding Bouquet Ideas for Spring & Summer
When you think of a bride carrying a dried flower bouquet, you probably think of fall fêtes in wheat fields, on mountaintops, and desert elopements. It’s true that dried flowers can look beautiful in the fall, but if you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, dried florals can be a great option too! You just have to make sure you choose dried flowers that work for these traditionally flower-filled seasons.
Here are a few of our favorite ideas for creating the perfect dried flower bouquet for your spring or summer wedding.
Colorful Spring Bouquet With Dried Flowers: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Incorporate Colorful Dried Blooms
Dried flower bouquets featuring muted, neutral tones are popular with boho brides, but if you’re having your wedding in the spring or summer, you should consider something with a little bit more color.
Incorporate color with blue thistle, yellow Billy balls, and dried orange floral buttons. If you’re struggling to find dried flowers in the perfect shade, buy pampas grass and spray it any color you want!
Dried Bridal Bouquet Featuring Green as the Primary Color: Weddingomania
Keep Things Green
Brown and tan are popular choices in a dried flower bouquet, but if you’re having a spring or summer wedding, you should choose shades of green instead. Create a dried flower bouquet with green palm spears at a beach wedding, combine dried fern leaves with other dried flowers at a garden wedding, or add sprigs of fountain grass to a bouquet at a church wedding.
Dried Lavender Bouquet: Tulle and Chantilly
Create an Aromatic Bouquet
One of the best reasons to carry a bouquet of real flowers is the fact that they smell so fresh and beautiful. Your dried bouquet can too, as long as you include the right elements!
A dried flower bouquet with eucalyptus can smell quite lovely, while a bouquet made of lavender can calm your nerves right before you walk down the aisle. Dried herbs, like mint, rosemary, and lemon balm can be quite stunning too, and they can give your bouquet a fresh, beautiful smell.
Dried Protea Bridal Bouquet: Urban Marigold
One of the trendiest additions to any dried flower bouquet is the protea. Small protea is only about two inches wide, but some blooms can grow to be as large as 12 inches in diameter. Make a statement with a single dried flower surrounded by other dried blooms, or incorporate smaller protea throughout your bouquet.
Colorful Dried Bouquet Featuring Ostrich Feathers: Wedding Chicks
Include Non-Floral Elements
There’s a lot more you can include in a dried flower bouquet than just flowers! Not only can you choose from a wide variety of dried naturals and grasses, you an also include non-floral elements in your arrangement.
This is a great way to personalize a DIY dried flower bouquet kit. Create the kit or follow the tutorial to create your bouquet, then add other details. Feathers are a popular addition to dried bouquets, and they come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and lengths. Incorporate fruit—dried or not—or include sprigs of gems, beads, and crystals.
Dried Flower Table Centerpiece: Martha Stewart
Carry a Basket Full of Dried Flowers
Who says your dried flower bouquet has to be an actual bouquet! A spring or summer wedding is the perfect occasion to carry a basket full of dried blooms.
If you want to carry a traditional bouquet, you can still incorporate baskets of dried flowers into your wedding. Have your bridesmaids carry them down the aisle, have your flower girl carry a basket full of dried flower petals, or place a dried flower arrangement on every reception table.
Oversized Bridal Bouquet with Dried Flowers: Brides
Bridal bouquets of fresh flowers can get heavy, they can be messy, and they can be difficult to keep alive, which is why they are usually made to be a manageable size. If you’re going to carry a dried flower bouquet, you can go big!
Dried flowers are a lot less fussy, they are lighter than living flowers, and there are no worries about them wilting in the sun. If you want to make a statement at your wedding, create an oversized bouquet to carry down the aisle.
Mini Dried Flower Bouquets for Bridesmaids: Petals by Piper
Using dried flowers gives you the perfect opportunity to go bigger than you would if you chose living flowers, but don’t think you have to go big. There’s something sweet about a dainty dried flower bouquet for a wedding.
Just a few of your favorite dried flowers and a handful of dried sage sprigs is all it takes to create a memorable bouquet. Its smaller size makes it easy to carry, it’s easy to transport, and it’s a great option for brides who want to use their bouquet as a simple decoration in their home after the wedding is over.
Simple Billy Ball Bouquet: Style Me Pretty
Focus on a Single Bloom
There are surprisingly a lot of choices when it comes to dried flower bouquets. Finding a dried flower bouquet how-to is an option if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, but you can also keep things simple by creating a bouquet out of a single bloom.
Dried roses are surprisingly pretty and a simple bouquet of Billy balls can look super sweet, while a fluffy bouquet of gypsophila can look ethereal. If you fear that your bouquet is falling flat, you can always incorporate a little filler, like dried baby’s breath, pussy willow, or feather grass.
DIY Dried Rose and Flower Arrangement: Owen Mathias Photography
Grow and Dry Your Own Flowers
If you’re looking for details to create a memorable, personal wedding, dried florals are a great option because you can make them yourself. It does require some planning, but many flowers can be planted in your garden and dried over the fall and winter months so they can be used at your spring or summer wedding.
An even more meaningful bouquet can be comprised of flowers from other bouquets, like the one you received on Valentine’s Day, or even the one you received at your proposal!