Fresh or silk flowers for your wedding

When planning a wedding, the flowers are one of the most important things to consider. Many couples wonder whether fresh or silk blooms are best. So, when searching for flowers for your wedding, it’s a good idea to keep all the pros and cons in mind.

Advantages of fresh flowers

Fresh flowers for your wedding will create a stunning atmosphere. Many blooms have an amazing scent which means that your guests will enjoy their perfume for this night as well. When you order fresh bouquets, you don’t have to worry about them looking fake and you can find some amazing deals on seasonal blooms too.

Disadvantages of fresh flowers

When you order fresh flowers for your wedding, you will need them to be delivered the day before or on the day. This is because they will start to wilt if they are delivered too far ahead of time. They also need to be properly watered and kept away from sunlight and excessive heat. If not, you will have rather unattractive blooms on your tables.

Advantages of silk flowers

With silk flowers for your wedding, you don’t need to worry about them wilting. They can be ordered and even delivered ahead of time if you have space to store them. Even as the night goes on, they will still look absolutely amazing! You don’t have to worry about the weather affecting them either.

Disadvantages of silk flowers

Silk flowers are known to have a higher price tag. Yes, there are cheaper varieties out there. However, you don’t want cheap, plastic-looking flowers for your wedding! You want blooms that look realistic and these come at a cost. In addition, since these blooms will not perish, you need to consider what you plan on doing with them once the wedding is over.

With these pros and cons in mind, you might be wondering if there is a way to get the best of both. Well, in a sense there is. When ordering flowers for your wedding, you can either have the florist include a few silk stems in each bouquet. These silk flowers could be used to substitute particularly fragile flowers that would otherwise perish and make the rest of the arrangement look undesirable. Alternatively, you can order mostly fresh flowers (if this is the more cost effective option) and add a select few artificial arrangements to brighten up specific areas. These could be used in the entrance hall, on the buffet table and even to create gorgeous garlands to hang from the walls or ceiling.