The dried flowers trend has taken the UK by storm over the past year, and it’s easy to see why. The floral industry across the world has been hit hard by the pandemic, with scores of cancelled weddings as a result of Covid-19 restrictions playing a bit part. But dried flowers have become increasingly popular, not only as a way to salvage those blooms that would otherwise have been wasted, they’ve also become the must have addition to any Instagram worthy home.
The demand for dried flowers has become so high, in fact, that the popular handmade shopping site Etsy has reported a 93% increase in searches for dried flowers compared to last year. From poppy seeds and delphiniums, to dried lavender, wispy grasses, and fluffy bunny tails, they’re a lovely way to introduce flowers into your home that will last all year.
The Eco-Friendly Choice
Apart from looking beautiful and being bang on trend, dried flowers are also great for the environment. Obviously, they last so much longer than fresh flowers, making them a more sustainable option. In addition, there’s no need to water them, and upkeep is minimal. That being said, I have a word of warning here. Stick to natural flowers and foliage to keep your choices as eco-friendly as possible; those that have been bleached, treated, dyed, or painted have been heavily processed, and are clearly not as sustainable.
Why have Dried Flowers Become So Popular?
Apart from being an eco-friendly choice, the rise in dried flowers has also been down to the challenges faced by British flower farmers over the last year. With so many Covid cancelled weddings and restrictions on non-essential shopping in the UK, they suddenly had to figure out what to do with all the unused blooms. Enter dried flowers!
Dried Flowers and Weddings
It’s clear the dried flower trend is here to stay, and now that weddings are taking place again, they’re set to be a trendy option for the near future and beyond. Despite their once old fashioned reputation, dried flowers are now the biggest floristry trend of the season for weddings. Whether you go for a modern or a vintage wedding, by incorporating dried grasses, seed pods, and unusual dried flowers you can create truly beautiful wedding décor.
Designer Wedding Flowers in Sheffield
As specialists in designer wedding flowers in Sheffield and Derbyshire, Katie Peckett Florists can help you to create the perfect combination of flowers for your wedding. Whether you’d prefer dried or fresh, feel free to call us today on 0114 266 4249 or email email@example.com