Are you planning a spring or summer wedding and love the scent of lavender? Great news: you can buy dried lavender bouquet / stems / sprigs online and create your own (easy) bouquet.
Instead of a traditional flower bouquet, you can carry a large bouquet of dried lavender. It will smell heavenly and you can even add your own burlap wrap around the stem to add a rustic look (or lace for a vintage vibe).
This question came to us from bride-to-be Elizabeth who wants to carry a dried lavender bouquet for her wedding. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline! I want to make my own bouquet but I’m not very good at DIY. What do you think of dried lavender? Can I buy dried lavender sprigs and make my own bridal bouquet?”
Hi Elizabeth! Of course you can! It’s easy to make a bouquet with simple dried lavender stems, as long as you know where to get them.
To help, we’ve done all the digging to show you where to buy dried lavender bouquet stems to create a perfect wedding arrangement for yourself (and even for bridesmaid bouquets, too). It is cost-effective and smells amazing.
Let’s get to it!
Where to Buy Lavender Bouquets
First, let’s discuss where to buy dried lavender for making your bridal bouquet. There are six places I’d shop myself for lavender, due to their amazing reviews and quality.
First and foremost, I’d shop NustadFamilyRanch for your dried lavender bouquets. There are farm-direct and look exceptional!
Another wonderful resource is this shop which offers farm grown dried lavender in beautiful bouquets.
3. June Fox
This shop offers beautiful dried lavender bouquets and it would be amazingly easy to make your own arrangement from their collection. You can shop here.
These hollow dried lavender bundles are grown on a farm in Idaho. They have impeccable reviews. You can browse their harvest of dried lavender bouquets and bundles here.
One of the best places to buy dried lavender (and other bulk flowers, IMO) is BloomsByTheBox. They offer anything you can imagine: if DIY is something you’re interested in doing, this is the place to tackle it. Great prices, too!
Now, if you’re not that interested in FRESH or dried lavender, you can get artificial lavender. The benefit here is you can DIY your bouquet way ahead of time and put it aside, not worrying about it lasting until the big day. The downside is it doesn’t have that amazing scent you get with real dried lavender buds.
Once you’re purchased your lavender of choice, make a handle: get one of these bouquet handles if you’d like; alternatively, you can use this green floral tape and then wrap bouquet around the top of it to create your own bouquet wrap.
Use hot glue or wrap with jute twine in a knotted bow to keep it wrapped tightly around the lavender stems.
Get burlap like this:
Prefer a vintage-inspired look? Use lace as the wrap instead! You can get this delicate lace here.
Love a mix of both? Sure thing! Get these bouquet wraps here.
Once you’ve created your bouquets, don’t forget to buy boutonnieres to match! You can get these lavender boutonnieres (faux lavender) from SERENlTY.
P.S. Here’s who gets a boutonniere, just in case you’re wondering! :)