Let's face it: there's a stigma about using artificial flowers for your wedding decor - but there does not need to be! There's been a lot of advancement in the way that artificial flowers are made so they are a great option to use in weddings.
Here are 5 reasons why you should use fake flowers to decorate your wedding.
1. New styles of artificial flowers look good!
Fake flowers can conjure images of tasteless, cheap plastic flowers from the '80's. Well, get that image out of your head! Fake flowers these days are very high quality, so much so that it is difficult to tell them apart from real flowers!
Silk flowers are made with details that mimic real flowers with texture, pollen, colour variations in the petals and leaves and other realistic touches. Real touch flowers, as the name suggests, takes the artificial flower to the next level by mimicking the feel of flower petals!
2. Artificial flowers are more resilient than real flowers
Real flowers are delicate. You have to careful to not ruin real flowers when putting them in an arrangement. By contrast, fake flowers can withstand wind and rain when used outdoors. Sunlight can also bleach colour from real flowers which would not happen with fake flowers. And, since fake flowers are made with wire stem, if they get bent out of shape, you just bend them back!
For brides and planners who like to get things done in advance, using resilient artificial flowers allows you to have your arrangement prepared well in advance without any worry!
3. Your silk flowers will never be out of season
Want to use cherry blossoms in September? Go right ahead. By using fake flowers, you can choose whichever flower you want to use no matter the time of year. This also means you can choose whichever colour of flower you'd like to match your wedding theme.
4. Artificial floral bouquets can be kept as a memento
Have you arranged to bring your florals home after your wedding? It's a lovely way to enjoy your flowers longer, maybe up to a week. You can enjoy your flowers much, much longer if your arrangements are made of fake flowers which can last as long as you want. And if you ever like, you can re-purpose the flowers into a new arrangement to enjoy for years to come.
5. Real flowers are expensive! Use fake flowers so you don't break the bank
Fake flowers cost a fraction of real flowers. If you have a limited budget but still want to make an impact with florals, choose to complete you wedding decor with fake flowers. This is especially true if you are having a larger wedding where there is more space to decorate.
To learn about what flowers are in season, visit the Bridal Guide.
Find some inspiration for wedding florals at The Knot.
Arpan is the Owner and Creative Director at Ted.Co. In addition to her role working with clients, she shares this blog as a way to provide more information for couples planning their wedding events.