5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Dried Flowers

Dried flowers and pampas grass are very popular at the moment and with good reason! They have so many benefits and here are just a few reasons why you should love them.

1) Long Lasting

The most obvious reason to love your dried blooms is their long-lasting ability. Great quality dried flowers can last for several years if cared for properly. It means that the stunning arrangements can stick around and continue to brighten your day. The availability of your favourite flowers is also guaranteed when choosing dried flowers, so you don’t need to wait for your favourite flowers to be in season as they are available throughout the entire year. Because of their availability and long-lasting quality, dried flowers make the perfect investment for your home décor or as an enduring gift for a loved one.
Pampas grass bouquet for boho home decor
Dried florals are also a great choice for weddings, as you can keep your dried flower wedding bouquet for several years and relive the memories of your big day.
Dried flowers for boho wedding decor with pampas grass

2) Low Maintenance

Unlike fresh flowers, the dried alternatives are so easy to care for! They do not require watering or pruning and are perfect as they are, and require no effort to maintain their beauty. They're more than happy to be left to do their thing and brighten up a dull corner This is great news for those who struggle to maintain fresh flowers and plants. The main piece of advice for prolonging your dried stems is keeping them out of direct sunlight as this can cause some flowers to change colour. Also, due to dried flowers and pampas grass being quite delicate, it's best to place your dried flowers bouquet in a place with little movement away from little ones and your furry friends - on top of a side table is perfect.
Dried flowers arrangement with eucalyptus stems

3) Eco-conscious Choice

You can do your bit for the environment when choosing dried florals over fresh ones. Did you know that fresh-cut stems need to travel in refrigerated containers, using around 25% more fuel! Dried florals create everlasting joy whilst producing less waste than fresh flowers. They last for years, making them much better value. Also, at Opal Lily, we do what we can to avoid the use of single-use plastics. We ensure as much of our packaging is recyclable.
Dried florals with Italian preserved ruscus and pampas grass

4) Cost effective

Due to their longevity, dried flowers are great value for money. Despite being initially more expensive than fresh flowers, dried flowers can last for years compared to fresh flowers which only last a week or so. Dried flowers continue to look beautiful day-in and day-out which makes the price worth it. This is great news for your pocket, as you won't need to rebuy more flowers after just a week.
Boho home decor with pampas grass bouquet with preserved eucalyptus

5) Versatile

Just like fresh flowers, dried flowers are available is many shapes, colours and sizes. So you can select your favourite flowers to match your home décor, or the colour scheme for your special event.
Dried flower arrangements for events with pampas grass and peacock feather
You can very easily change, add and evolve your dried flower arrangement depending on your home décor- simply add a few extra stems as and when you want to update your dried flower bouquet depending on the season.
Unlike with fresh flowers, your dried wedding bouquet and dried flower arrangements can be prepared months in advance, so you can have your flowers sorted for your wedding without the stress of last-minute planning. With fresh flowers the décor has to be prepared on the same day because they will wither. However since our preserved and dried flowers have gone through a drying and preservation process, they will stay natural and will look beautiful throughout the whole event.
dried flower wedding bouquet
At Opal Lily, we pride ourselves on the beautiful arrangements and bouquets that we hand-crafted for you. Specialising in florals for any occasion, we love helping you create everlasting memories with our everlasting blooms! 
Please contact us for any enquiries on any bespoke services we can provide. We do pampas grass and dried flower arrangements for weddings, events, and business installations.
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