There are a lot of discussions about wedding flowers, but I’d recommend assessing your need, doing your research and make your decisions based on what’s important only for you. For some people, flowers are a waste of money because they die.
Nowadays, modern brides have a large array of wedding flowers to choose from. When deciding what color and types of flowers to use for their wedding day and reception, another question they may ask themselves is whether to use silk or fresh flowers. Well, here’s my personal opinion.
Fresh flowers have their natural look and beauty. They are romantic and unique, with movement, colors, aroma and texture will remind a bride of her wedding day for years to come.
The main and only disadvantage is that the real flowers can wilt in hot weather, or worse, they can die in transit if they have not been stored or shipped under the right condition.
To minimize the risk of your flowers dying or wilting on your wedding day, timing becomes absolutely essential. You must to put a lot of trust on your florist to deliver on time and to make sure that your bouquets and arrangements are treated properly.
If you choose real flowers they must be prepared a day or two before the wedding itself, kept in perfect conditions and delivered with impeccable timing.
You will want to get quotes on both to really “compare apples with apples” The ones that look and feel real are super expensive. The rest are just poor substitutes.
You can do some stand-out pieces that will look great in photos and not cost a lot. For example, large Callas; they look regal and elegant. On the tables, put a small cube vase with some large hydrangea blooms or a round bowl with 3 herbers floating – both affordable and look simply amazing.
If you can’t afford real flowers, consider an alternative decoration scheme, maybe draped fabrics, ribbons or maybe some potted plants would look great as well? They all can make a beautiful accents and save you money.
Also, using fruits, herbs and vegetables can be inexpensive, original and interesting way to create a beautiful bouquet and arrangements.