Pros and Cons of a Fake Wedding Bouquet

Carrying a fake wedding bouquet doesn't deserve its longstanding stigma. Choosing the right wedding bouquet ranks second in importance only to choosing your dress. With a wedding bouquet, you have two choices. You can have a bouquet of fresh flowers or a fake wedding bouquet. Which is the better choice?

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. It's the start of a whole new journey and the beginning of brand new experiences shared as a couple. This will be no ordinary day and you want to look and feel your best when you walk down the aisle. Weddings involve much thought and planning, and one of the most important considerations will be your wedding dress and your bouquet of flowers.

While there is no right answer when deciding whether to choose a fake wedding bouquet or real flowers, there are some things to consider that can help you make the right choice. Real flowers, although lovely to look at and pleasing to smell, have a limited life span. It can be disheartening to see your beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers wilt and lose its vibrancy after your wedding is over. If you have visions of keeping your wedding bouquet for sentimental reasons, a bouquet of fresh flowers is not the way to go. Although you may have the option of having them freeze dried for preservation, they won't always look as good as when they were fresh. In a case like this, a fake wedding bouquet could be the obvious answer.

If you're the type of bride who enjoys the tactile stimulation and smell of fresh flowers, a fake wedding bouquet may not work well for you. There's something about carrying a bouquet of fresh flowers that adds an air of romance to a wedding. Even though the flowers won't last, the experience of holding a bouquet of nature's treasures, if only for a brief period of time, may be more important. In a case like this, you can always capture the beauty of your bouquet through photos.

Expense is another factor to consider when deciding between real flowers and a fake wedding bouquet. Although it may seem that fresh flowers would be more expensive than silk ones, the cost differential varies depending upon the season. If you're planning a spring or summer wedding, fresh flowers may be only slightly more expensive when compared to high quality silk ones. In the winter months, you'll probably end up paying significantly more for fresh flowers due to the lower availability, which can add to the cost of your wedding.

Another advantage to carrying a fake wedding bouquet is you have more creative freedom in the arrangement and display of the flowers when you don't have to worry about preserving them in containers that hold water to keep them fresh. You also can have your bouquet of flowers made weeks or months before your wedding, and you won't have to worry about preservation.

High quality silk flowers come in an enormous range of colors, which means you can create the wedding bouquet of your dreams without having to worry about the availability of particular types and colors of fresh flowers. This is a particular advantage in the winter months when the availability of fresh flowers is limited, which means you may need to import them from other locations. You also will have to worry about keeping them fresh and beautiful for your big day. Silk flowers offer exceptional durability. If you should accidentally drop them or step on your fake wedding bouquet, in most cases you won't tarnish its appearance.

One common misconception is that a fake wedding bouquet will look cheap or artificial. There are an abundance of exceptionally beautiful silk flowers to choose from these days, in a brilliant array of colors. If you're willing to do your research and select high quality silk florals, it can be difficult to distinguish a fake wedding bouquet from a fresh one. Spend some time exploring the different options available to you in the form of silk flowers before making your decision. It can open up a whole new option for you on your wedding day, with a considerable cost savings in some cases.

Spend some time exploring Internet sites that offer fake wedding bouquets and talk to florists in your area about the cost and availability of fresh flowers. If you're creatively inclined, there's also the potential for making your own wedding bouquet using either silk or real flowers. Explore the various possibilities until you find the option that's best for you. Whichever choice you make, may your upcoming wedding day be beautiful.

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