The Prettiest Pressed Flower Wedding Details, From Invitations to Table Numbers

A wedding trend you can DIY? Yes, please!

Updated 03/25/19

Photo by Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

Pressed flowers may have had their heyday in the 1970s, but dried flowers are back. The latest revival sees the pretty, papery blooms—as well as greenery like ferns and vines—incorporated as wedding decor. And trust us, these pressed flower wedding decoration ideas are chic and stylish (not dusty or fuddy-duddy—we promise!).

Pressed flower wedding details are a wonderful way to help bring Mother Nature indoors, especially if you are not able to have an alfresco celebration. Choose your favorite flowers or blooms that your florist is planning on featuring in your wedding-day arrangements. Or, for a more modern feel, try drying out ferns and more architectural flowers like Queen Anne's lace and astrantia.

To press your own leaves and blooms for these pressed flower wedding decoration ideas, take an encyclopedia or other heavy book. Line a page with parchment or wax paper and arrange flowers face down so they don't overlap. Close the book and leave untouched for seven to 10 days. Once all the moisture is gone and they have a papery texture, display the pressed flowers between panes of glass or in picture frames as table numbers or seating charts at the reception.

To help get you inspired, check out these 18 stunning pressed flower wedding details. They're making us want to grab our heaviest, thickest books and start drying flowers, STAT!

Photo by Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

With a bright pink hue and pressed petals imprinted onto the card stock, this invitation suite is blooming with femininity.

Table assignments

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini

At this enchanting wedding in Florence, guests found their seat assignments on panes of glass, which were calligraphed and decorated with pressed flowers.

Handkerchiefs

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini

In preparation for emotional vows, this bride handed out embroidered handkerchiefs to guests at the ceremony. She made them even more special by tying pressed flowers to the fabric.

Photo by Amy Bailey Photography; Sign by Paper Darling

Welcome your guests to your spring wedding with a pretty acrylic sign sprinkled with pressed petals.

Photo by Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

This seating chart display can double as favors for all your guests!

escort cards

Photo by Abby Jiu Photography

For a more bohemian feel, use pressed greenery instead of blooms. "Our hope was that the ornaments would make their way back to the guests’ homes to put on their Christmas trees as a memory from the weekend," says the bride of these floral-pressed window panes.

Clear Acrylic Wedding Menu

Photo by Michelle Roller

For a reception menu as pretty as your dinner will be delicious, jot down the meal on an acrylic sheet and add hand-pressed wildflowers for a '70s feel.

Photo by Katie Pritchard

Pressed flower place mats are such a unique spin on this trend!

Photo by Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

While you're setting the table, mark your places with pretty pressed flower signs, like these.

Photo by Olivia Richards Photography; Calligraphy by Shimmer and Stain; Floral Design by Pineapple Petals Studio; Design and Ribbon by Party Crush Studio

Acrylic materials can also be used for incredibly unique wedding invitations—along with a healthy dose of dried blooms, of course!

Photo by Olivia Richards Photography; Calligraphy by Shimmer and Stain; Floral Design by Pineapple Petals Studio; Design and Ribbon by Party Crush Studio

With bright blooms and a sunny feel, this welcome sign is perfect for an alfresco summer celebration.

Table Assignment Cards

Photo by Alex Bramall

At the cocktail hour of this Wyoming wedding, guests found their seats via pressed-flower escort cards. The couple’s invitation suite, created by Stephanie Fishwick, also featured wildflowers.

Photo by Jenna Powers Photography; Cake by Desserts by Deena; Florals Design by Old Slate Farm

If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy cake moment, let us introduce you to this dried floral cake. We love this wild look!

Photo by Lucy Cuneo

You can also offer guests flower-pressed cookies, like Harley Viera-Newton did at her creative celebration.

Photo by Evangeline Lane

We love how pressed flowers are incorporated into this moodier color palette for a mature, romantic look.

Photo by Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

Bring the outside in by decorating your tabletops with pressed flower signs.

bar

Photo by Lucy Cuneo Photography

At this South Carolina wedding, Easton Events gave the celebration tent a more natural feel by arranging a wall of pressed greenery behind the bar.

Photo by Jose Villa; Design by Sarah Winward; Planning by Laurie Arons Special Events

“We were trying to think of the right way to bring in botanicals for the reception,” says the bride at this San Francisco wedding. We think these framed pressed botanicals, which were finished with guests' names and table assignments, fit the bill!

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