fake vs. real flowers

Fake vs. Real Flowers

Let's look at the pros and cons of using each type of flower.
Jun 30, 2014 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Brides all over the world have often wondered whether they should order fresh flowers or use fake flowers for their wedding. There are some pros and cons to using each type of flower. The ultimate choice is yours and will depend on a lot of factors including cost, ease of use, availability, and desired look. Always look at your options before making a decision and get a sample of artificial blooms to view prior to placing a large order.

Real Flowers
Real flowers can be expensive, particularly if they are out of season. However, real flowers have a pretty scent and can be very beautiful. Real flowers must be provided and set up at the time of the event. If the florist gets behind on the order the flowers may not arrive in time. Some people are allergic to flowers and the scent can sometimes be overpowering. Real flowers will be professionally arranged and delivered by the florist so you won’t have to worry about them.

Artificial Flowers
Fake flowers are easy to use. They are now made from materials that make them look very real (not like the plastic flowers our grandmothers used to display). You can order any type of artificial flowers and they will be ready for the wedding day. Artificial flowers are cost effective and they can be reused later. Fake flowers are best to use in church décor where they can be set up ahead of time more easily. You can also add them to the decorations at your reception, which can also be completed ahead of time.

Mixed
Sometimes the best solution is a compromise. You can actually save money by reducing the amount of fresh flowers you need to order by using some artificial flowers. Some of the best places to utilize fake flowers is in areas that aren’t likely to be closely scrutinized, such as at the church or as décor at the reception. The bride may prefer to have fresh flowers for the bridal bouquet as well as for boutonnieres and flowers for the mothers. Fresh floral arrangements for table centerpieces can be supplemented with artificial flowers to make them larger and more robust.

The idoo.ca staff.

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