With the dried flower trend gaining momentum this year, it was only a matter of time before pressed flowers entered the spotlight! Pressed flowers preserve a moment in time, and that's why we adore them so. There's just something so dreamy and nostalgic about them. Once regarded old-fashioned, this vintage practice has been reinvented as a chic, stylish and romantic wedding detail that's perfect for rustic, boho or vintage-inspired celebrations. Today, we're sharing 26 of our favourite pressed flower wedding ideas, taking in everything from stationery to cakes and décor.
1. We are loving this on-trend acrylic welcome sign by Paper Darling, which is dotted with pressed petals.
2. This acrylic and pressed flower menu by Yonder Design and Type A Society pairs an old-timey technique with modern design.
3. A simple and inexpensive Tolsby Ikea frame gets the pressed flower treatment in this easy peasy DIY! All you need is frames, pressed flowers and a little gold spray paint to put this one together.
4. Help guests find their seat assignments with these pretty pressed-flower table plans by Savvy Event Studio. Recreate your own by placing pressed flowers between panes of glass and adding your guests' names.
5. How pretty is this Love in Bloom table name by Jro Cro? This makes a gorgeous keepsake that's sure to be cherished long after the big day.
6. We love this bright magenta, pink and peach stationery suite, which features a pressed-flower invite and matching illustrated stationery by Jro Cro.
7. Delicate and dainty, this pressed white hydrangea invitation by Umama and M.K. Sadler is all kinds of pretty.
8. Embrace the traditional golden hues of pressed flowers, just like Sugar Euphoria did with this wow-factor, pressed-flower cake.
9. This lucite menu designed by Sandcastle Celebrations, and paired with calligraphy by Fete and Quill is perfect for letting pretty pressed flowers shine through.
10. Jade Social created these table numbers by placing pressed flowers between freestanding lucite blocks.
11. Here, a simple round cake is brought to life with edible pressed pansies by Cake Bloom.
12. The modern font paired with nostalgic pressed flowers makes for a chic and contemporary invite by Framed Florals.
13. Pressed-flower mementos can serve as elegant table number assignments to welcome guests to the reception, like these framed blooms by Two Be Wed.
14. This pink hydrangea pressed-flower invite by Seek and Bloom Creative is simply swoonworthy.
15. We adore this She Had Flowers in Her Hair DIY by Beijos Events. How gorgeous would it be displayed in your home after the big day?!
16. Combining bright pressed flowers with pretty calligraphy by Shimmer and Stain, this wedding welcome sign is perfect for a summer celebration.
17. Event planning and design team Kate & Company created framed pressed flower seating assignments that doubled as wedding favours.
18. These vintage-style glass frames are perfect for creating wedding table numbers with pressed greenery. These ones are by Framed Florals.
19. This printed clear acrylic cocktail menu by Floreeda with pressed flowers is the perfect bar signage idea for a summer soirée.
20. Pressed flower placemats? How cool! We love this idea from Sugar River Stationers and Cherry Blossom Events.
21. This pressed-flower escort card display was created by The Wildflowers. They placed pressed wildflowers between a tablecloth and a sheet of plexiglass and added the escort cards on top.
22. These delicate pressed-flower escort cards would make a great wedding DIY project. Pair your finest penmanship with pretty pressed flowers on white card, et voilà!
23. For a more vintage look we love this clear acrylic wedding table number on a vintage stand with pressed flowers by Birds of a Feather Events.
24. Loria Stern creates the most stunning garden party-inspired cakes and sweets that are *almost* too pretty to eat!
25. We love this natural pressed-greenery arrangement, which is the work of Easton Events.
26. Two Be Wed marked the bride and groom's place settings with these Mr & Mrs pressed floral coasters. How sweet!
Our Top Tips for Pressed Flower Wedding Stationery & Décor
- If you're opting for lots of pressed-flower wedding décor and stationery, it's best not to stress yourself out with DIY. Instead, get in touch with one of our recommended stationers or planners and stylists who'll be happy to create something special for you!
- If you're taking on a smaller project, you can press your own flowers using a traditional flower press or by proceeding as follows: choose the flowers you wish to press (avoid ones that have had recent contact with water), place the flowers between two pieces of parchment paper and leave them under a heavy book for 10+ days.
- The Budget Savvy Bride has a fantastic tutorial for making your very own pressed flower wedding stationery.
- It's worth learning which flowers press better than others. Undesirable flowers lose their colour during the drying process or become muddy.
- If you don't want to DIY your own, you can also buy pressed flowers online from Etsy or Amazon and specialist dried flower companies such as Daisy Shop.
For more great stationery ideas and the latest wedding trends check out all our wedding décor posts!