Flowers are the most important part of a wedding decor, whether it’s a vintage, rustic or modern ceremony. They appear everywhere from the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets to the groomsmen’s boutonnières, the corsages, the centrepieces and the wedding arch. Well, a sea of the most beautiful seasonal blooms is what every bride envisions for her big day. But once you get the estimate from the florist, reality kicks in.
Using all-natural flowers for your wedding bouquets can cost you a small fortune. And when you’re planning a wedding, the prices start to add up quickly – from buying your dream wedding dress to renting a venue and hiring caterers. Taking this into account, using artificial flowers here and there can be a great way to reduce your wedding expenses and save some money for your dream honeymoon destination.
However, artificial flowers can appear tacky if you don’t know how to choose and use them right. What you want to avoid is flowers made of foam, paper or fabric as every flower looks identical. This means, that guests will easily notice that the flowers are fake. Instead, opt for silk flowers. Silk wedding bouquets look so realistic that people won’t notice they’re fake unless they try to touch or smell the flowers. Here are some reasons why it’s a good idea to use silk flowers at your wedding.
Seasons Change, but Silk Flowers Are Always in Bloom
So, you’ve always been envisioning walking down the aisle holding a lush bouquet of peonies and baby’s breath. Unfortunately, the date for your wedding is set for September, which means peonies are not in bloom. Worry not, this is where silk flowers can come to the rescue. When browsing through the offer on silk wedding bouquets, you’ll notice that there are all kinds of varieties to choose from. From roses to peonies, lilies, cherry flowers and baby’s breath – you can pick your favourite flowers to grace your special day even if they’re out of season. And most importantly, they will always look fresh and in peak bloom – perfect for your wedding photos. The effect will be like what you’ve always imagined.
You Can Arrange Them Ahead of Time
Decorating the venue is a time-consuming business. In the case of a daytime wedding, the venue will be decorated prior to the actual day of the wedding so that there’s enough time for everything to be arranged perfectly. This means, that the flowers used for decorations will sit there for a whole day. If they’re fresh, they can start to wither and lose their colours. But this won’t be the case if you use faux blooms. They will look beautiful no matter how long they’ve been sitting there.
No Surprises on Your Wedding Day
When using fresh flowers, you won’t have any idea what your bouquets and other floral decorations will look like. Your florist might show you a picture of the bouquets, but there’s no guarantee they will look the same. What’s more, you might want custom bouquets with flowers, burlap and other decorations of your choosing, and you won’t know how they’ll look before the florist arranges them.
But in the case of bouquets made of silk flowers, you can get your florist or decorator to arrange them prior to the big day. This way, you will know whether you have nailed the style, colour and type of flowers you had in your head all along. What’s more, once arranged, the flowers and bouquets will look the same from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception.
They’re Easy to Transport for Destination Weddings
So, you’re going to host a destination wedding but the flowers you want to use aren’t available in that particular location. What are you going to do? Get silk flowers, of course! Silk wedding bouquets and centrepieces can be easily boxed and transported anywhere without much hassle. They are lightweight, so shipping them won’t be very expensive.
You Can Keep Them As a Memento of Your Special Day
A bouquet of fresh flowers will only last a week. But a bouquet made of realistic silk flowers can be kept for years after the wedding. You can preserve your bridal bouquet and showcase it in a special spot in your home. This way, you will have a permanent reminder of one of the most beautiful days of your life. You can even gift the bridesmaids’ bouquets as a thank you for making your day even more special.
No Pollen, No Allergies
If you suffer from allergies, getting a bout of the sniffles can be a nightmare on your big day. While a wedding is definitely an emotional affair, you don’t want to appear in every photograph like you were crying. Plus, sneezing and blowing your nose all the time won’t let you enjoy your special moment to the fullest. So, if you’re suffering from allergies, you’d appreciate a bouquet made of artificial flowers more than one made of real ones. No sneezing, wheezing or itching – just lovely flowers you can enjoy.