Silk flowers or fresh blooms for a corsage
If you are planning for an important formal event and you need at least one corsage for important guests, you have several options. One of the most important choices you will need to make is whether you wish to use silk flowers or fresh blooms. There is no right or wrong answer. However, it’s important that you understand the pros and cons of each option before making your choice.
What to know about fresh blooms
Fresh blooms are known for their unrivalled beauty. Roses and orchids are two of the most popular choices for corsage designs. They can be used all on their own or they can be paired with filler flowers and a sprig of foliage as a lush backdrop. Since you will not be buying a large bouquet, you will not need to spend too much. A potential disadvantage is that, unlike silk flowers, your fresh blooms will not last more than a few hours without water. They should do just fine for the duration of the event but they will eventually start to wilt and perish. It is also important to make the corsage at the very last minute. Until this point, all stems should be kept in fresh water. Once the corsage is made, you can still keep it in the fridge to help keep it fresh.
Factors to consider about silk flowers
Silk flowers, unlike fresh varieties, will last for many years. You can purchase them early and assemble the corsage with plenty of time to spare. All you need to do is make sure that it is stored out of direct sunlight and moisture. If you want to keep your corsage after the event, you should store it in an airtight container to protect against moisture and dust. You could even place it in a box frame along with a beautiful photograph to remember this special day. Do take note that not all artificial flowers are made equal. Some look particularly fake so make sure that you invest in quality silk blooms.
Now that you know all of the pros and cons related to silk flowers versus fresh blooms, you can easily make the right choice to suit your needs and preferences. Artificial flowers, for instance, are perfect if you need to create your corsage or corsages in advance.