Silk flowers or fresh blooms

When shopping for blooms, it is important to consider all of the options available to you. Not only will you be able to browse and compare various types of flowers, but you will also notice that your florist will have both fresh and silk flowers. One of the main choices you will need to make is whether you should opt for a silk bouquet or fresh flowers. Here are some flower shopping tips to keep in mind.

Possible allergies

One of the main reasons why silk flowers are a popular choice is the fact that they will not contain any pollen. This means that they will not affect the recipient’s sensitive allergies. Of course, if you have your heart set on a fresh bouquet, you could opt for blooms like the Roselily which is a hybrid and it is perfect for anyone with sensitive allergies.

Shop for the occasion

Another important point to consider is the occasion you are celebrating. In many cases, both fresh and silk flowers can prove perfectly suitable for any occasion. Silk flowers will last notably longer than fresh ones so, if you want a gift that will last, an artificial bouquet might be more to your liking.

Long-lasting beauties

As briefly mentioned above, silk flowers will last and they can be used to decorate special events in advance. You can be sure that they will look perfect for the duration of the event and you can set everything up hours or even the day before. If you wish to use fresh flowers, you will need to make sure that they are delivered as late as possible. You will need to condition the stems and ensure that they are properly hydrated. If you would like silk blooms with a fresh smell, you could use essential oils to give these bouquets a sweet smell.

While both fresh and silk flowers offer unique advantages, the choice you make will depend on your personal preferences, needs and budget. Quality silk blooms will prove more expensive since they have a more realistic appearance. Cheaper varieties may not hold up very well over time and they could fade very quickly or even fall apart.