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Silk Wedding Flowers Compared To Real Flowers

Updated on January 28, 2015

You can keep your florals forever...

You've spent months planning your wedding and now it's time to pick the flowers, all of the sudden you find out either your budget won't allow you to have the flowers and décor you wanted for your wedding and reception that you originally hoped for. I mean with the cost of the church, dress, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, reception hall only to name a few then you find out from the florist that you're dream wedding flowers can run as high as $3,000 or more for flowers and plants to decorate your wedding and reception. There is an alternative less expensive way to get your dream wedding, it's silk flowers. Now i know what your thinking and if you read on I'll tell you how to get your dream wedding décor at a price that is much less than what you would pay for real flowers and your guests will never know the difference.

Why not keep your bridal bouquet forever. Seal it with your dress and someday you can show your children. Wouldn't it be cool if your daughter used your dress and bridal bouquet someday?
Why not keep your bridal bouquet forever. Seal it with your dress and someday you can show your children. Wouldn't it be cool if your daughter used your dress and bridal bouquet someday?

Look For Quality

Artificial plants and flowers are more realistic than ever before because of the technology that's used in making them. Most silk flowers are made from material with such high thread count and quality of craftsmanship that you almost have to touch them to tell if they're fake. Now many manufacturers are coming out with fresh touch or real touch lines of artificials where not only do they look real but they will also feel real. They're made from the same fabric that normal artificial flowers are made from however these real touch versions are coated with a material that makes them feel real to the touch. Now these are slightly more expensive than traditional silks but still much less expensive than real flowers and plants. Open your mind to silk flowers for your wedding and go ahead and look at some samples, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the quality and selection available on the market.

Silk bridal bouquets like this Orchid bouquet can look so realistic you can't tell the difference.
Silk bridal bouquets like this Orchid bouquet can look so realistic you can't tell the difference.

They Even Can Smell Real

Many flower bouquets, like the orchids, are made from a coated fabric and will even feel like the real thing. The only thing missing is the smell of fresh flowers, but wait, now there's a way to actually makes them smell like fresh flowers. By using essential oils you can make them smell just like the real thing. Essential oils have been around for a while but technology has made it so the smell mimics nature to a "T". Just spray it on your artificial flowers and voila, you have the all the bells and whistles that real flowers have at about half the cost.

Essential oils in many scents can be used to give your wedding a fresh flower smell. Even if your using artificial flowers your guests will never know.
Essential oils in many scents can be used to give your wedding a fresh flower smell. Even if your using artificial flowers your guests will never know.

Save The Memories

So why not start your journey together the right way by saving those memories forever because with silks you won't have to worry about the bouquets dying or wilting in the sun. This also goes for the table centerpieces at the reception and the trees that decorate the hall where your reception is being hosted. This allows you to move the trees, plants and flowers to your new place where you'll start your life. It can also remind you of that special day every time you look at them for years to come. This is becoming more and more popular as the times go by due to the beauty and longevity of the flowers, and it doesn't hurt that they're much less expensive and stressful than their real counterparts. Best of all if you see something you like in the real flower version then it can always be put together in an artificial version. In some cases it can be done without a professional designer because artificial flowers are easier to work with than their real counterparts. You can start on them earlier because they won't die or wilt on you.

Silk Wedding bouquet with a large rubrum lily, rose and greenery.
Silk Wedding bouquet with a large rubrum lily, rose and greenery.
Country wedding bouquets with sunflowers and daisies are very popular.
Country wedding bouquets with sunflowers and daisies are very popular.

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