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!
With a bright pink hue and pressed petals imprinted onto the card stock, this invitation suite is blooming with femininity.
At this enchanting wedding in Florence, guests found their seat assignments on panes of glass, which were calligraphed and decorated with pressed flowers.
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.
Welcome your guests to your spring wedding with a pretty acrylic sign sprinkled with pressed petals.
This seating chart display can double as favors for all your guests!
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.
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.
Pressed flower place mats are such a unique spin on this trend!
While you're setting the table, mark your places with pretty pressed flower signs, like these.
Acrylic materials can also be used for incredibly unique wedding invitations—along with a healthy dose of dried blooms, of course!
With bright blooms and a sunny feel, this welcome sign is perfect for an alfresco summer celebration.
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.
If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy cake moment, let us introduce you to this dried floral cake. We love this wild look!
You can also offer guests flower-pressed cookies, like Harley Viera-Newton did at her creative celebration.
We love how pressed flowers are incorporated into this moodier color palette for a mature, romantic look.
Bring the outside in by decorating your tabletops with pressed flower signs.
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.
“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!