Silk flowers have gained a new lease of life so whether it’s a gerbera in a jam jar freshening up the kitchen windowsill or a table centrepiece for an elegant dinner party, flowers often form an integral part of decorating. And this is never truer than for a wedding.
So, if you’ve recently become engaged and are embarking on the wedding planning process then the use of silk flowers and foliage in both your bouquet and venue-dressing is well worth considering. They are far more realistic in appearance than they once were. Technology has improved them no end and the good quality ones are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
What’s more – they have a number of significant advantages over fresh blooms:
Fresh blooms are undoubtedly beautiful but they don’t come cheap. With the associated costs of organizing a wedding spiralling ever upwards this might be one way in which you can reduce your outlay without having to compromise on style.
As with everything in life you get what you pay for. The lower the price there’s likely to be a corresponding reduction in durability and appearance. So aim high – this will still be much cheaper than an equivalent in fresh blooms.
No ‘best before’ date
Fresh flowers are prone to wilting and tearing. Not so the silk flower. Durable and sturdy, a silk flower bouquet will survive the ceremony, the reception, the photographs and your first anniversary and beyond. What’s more it will be as fresh as it was on the day you said ‘I do’.
75 percent of fresh cut flowers are imported and transported by airfreight. Silk flowers though, with their infinite shelf life, are typically transported by ship.
Easy to transport to your venue
Silk flowers don’t, by their nature, wilt, wither and die as a result of extreme shipping temperatures. That resilience means they don’t need to be stored in a fridge or cold room. Furthermore the potential for last minute panics can be avoided as silk bouquets can be delivered to the bride’s home well in advance of the wedding day. No fretting that the florist bringing your bouquet is stuck in traffic with a silk bouquet.
Unaffected by climate
You need have no concerns about your beautiful blooms wilting in summer heat or becoming too dry or getting petals blown off in winter winds or even summer breezes.
And, should you like the idea of having a flower wall as part of your venue dressing, one made of silk flowers is both affordable to hire and worry-free on the day.
Silk flowers are practically maintenance free. With silk flowers there’s no worries about over or under watering. What’s more they last longer than 5-7 days. And see point 5.
It’s quite possible that some of your guests have allergies to pollen. Now your bouquet and the bridal party’s buttonholes is one thing. But if you want to turn your wedding venue into a floral arbour, be on trend with 2017’s Pantone colour of the year ‘Greenery’ or simply have flowers on every table then there’s a good chance of you getting up more than one person’s nose. Literally. But pollen problems and odour sensitivities are circumnavigated with ease by using silk flowers and foliage.
Silk flowers then are not only a beautiful choice but a cost-effective and hassle free one too. Their versatility and practicality make them an excellent choice for the entire wedding party as well as for dressing your venue.
All designs made with fresh flowers can be made with silk flowers.
If by now you’re thinking that you’d like to explore the idea of having a silk flower bouquet when you make your vows then why not get in touch with the Fab Gift Boutique to see how we can help you.
You’ll find our contact details here:
Telephone Number: 07511 842 451
Email: The Fab Gift Boutique
White bridal bouquet courtesy of Pinterest