Silk Flowers Versus Fresh: Advantages, Reasons for Choosing
Silk flowers last…and last…and last. And they can be cleaned easily and quickly to look fresh as ever.
Weather conditions will not affect them. They don’t need care or feeding, won’t wilt, dry out, or die.
Mementos of special celebrations will endure for many years.
Many people need to accommodate special considerations, or simply enjoy the flexibility that artificial flowers offer, such as…
No worries about allergic reactions to scents and pollen. On the other hand, scent can be added if desired.
Availability and pricing are not ruled by the seasons, remembrance days or holidays. You can pretty much get what you want, in a wide variety of colors, whenever you wish, at reasonable and customary prices.
If you’re a slowpoke silk flower arranging hobbyist like me, it’s nice to come back to a floral design project after a vacation or long weekend away, and pick up where you left off.
Most artificial flower stems and elements can be bent, twisted and shaped — kind of like floral sculpting — to create unusual and striking designs.
Silk and artificial elements can be RE-USED again if in good condition. Don’t throw them away — recombine them and build a brand new flower arrangement!
Benefits of Silk Flower Weddings and Celebrations
Silk wedding flower arrangements and bouquets (Listen up, brides-to-be!) cost about half as much as fresh flowers. If you want to save even more, inquire about RENTING silk florals.
You can order artificial flowers well ahead of any celebration, and request samples (e.g., for the bridal bouquet and wedding reception flowers) before committing. No last minute surprises or substitutions! And late additions are relatively easy to acquire.
Silk bridal bouquets are much lighter to hold than fresh. I’m sure you will appreciate that a silk flower wedding bouquet will seem almost weightless, compared to a fresh bouquet that requires water-soaked foam to delay wilting.
Faux flowers are almost indestructible (no crushing or bruising).
For destination weddings, a silk bridal bouquet can be packed in a suitcase and emerge unharmed hours or days later. And there won’t be any problems with international Customs authorities.