Artificial or Real flowers that is the question????

Updated: Jun 15




What style are you going to go with real flowers or artificial flowers through your decorations and bouquets.






Flowers are a common wedding decoration. Used for everything from the wedding ceremony to reception centrepieces. It is an effective way to lend a touch of natural beauty to your big day, and tie in your bridal bouquets. In more recent years, artificial wedding flowers have become a popular alternative. It's a great way to cut down on costs without compromising on beauty!



However, there are pros and cons to both options. Keep reading to learn whether real or fake flowers best align with your wedding vision!


Six positives to having artificial flowers

  • Are cheaper to buy than real flowers.

  • You are not limited to the season that flowers grow, with artificial as you can have flowers that are not in season to your day.

  • You can keep artificial flowers, which can be used to decorate your house with or with what some people I know have done is used the bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets to place on loved one’s stones.

  • Silk wedding flowers are an amazing option for your event, with countless designs and colours. You can purchase pre-made arrangements, or singular blooms to create a design of your very own.

  • Real flowers do look more natural but the silk flowers don't scream artificial. The likelihood that your guests will notice that your flowers are artificial is nominal. How many people are touching and smelling the centrepieces? And even if they do notice, they probably won't care. Your guests' focus is more likely to be on the open bar and food or appetizers, so don't spend any time worrying about what anyone else will think.

  • It will take much more than a gust of wind or some light rain to cause any significant damage to artificial wedding flowers. By design, they are much more sturdy and durable than any real flower. If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding, artificial flowers will free you up from the stress that comes with unpredictable weather. You can trust that your décor will remain intact all day long.

  • As previously mentioned, you will be toting some of your arrangements around all day. Fake flowers won’t wilt or fall to pieces if they are dropped or handled roughly. This makes them easier to transport and less susceptible to damage. Not to mention, fake arrangements are often relatively lightweight.

Three positives to having real flowers

  • You may see that you have more of a variety of flowers to choose from in what is available.

  • To some people authenticity is everything. If this is you, then real flowers are the only option.

  • Real flowers lend a sense of beauty and romance that isn’t always achievable with fake arrangements.

  • Fresh flowers can bring a delicious scent to your wedding venue and that aroma will always remind you of your big day for years to come.



The negatives to artificial flowers

  • You may not be able to get specific type of flowers which could limit you in what flowers you have to use.

  • You also got to be mindful on the type of artificial flowers you get, as not all artificial flowers look nice to the eye and gives that fake look.

  • Artificial flowers are unscented and they will not feel real. Upon close inspection they may not look real. This may be preferable however as they are non allergenic. It is a great alternative if you or any of your guests are sensitive.

The negatives to having real flowers

  • You are limited to certain flowers for the season in which your wedding day falls on.

  • If you are looking for a flower that you can only have in the summer but you are having a autumn/winter wedding then you will not be able to have that specific flower and need to look at flower in the season your day falls on.

  • Also having real flowers is that they do not last long so you only have that one day to enjoy and appreciate the wonderful display of your flowers.

  • Real flowers are fragile and easily damaged. Although this delicacy is a part of the allure, the reality is that bouquets are packed from place to place throughout the day. You and your wedding party will have to be careful.

  • Unfortunately real flowers have a limited life span. From the moment they are cut they begin dying, meaning there can be no serious delays in the wedding timeline. You will have to be diligent about keeping them in water until the wedding ceremony begins.

  • Real flowers are costly, and rightly so when you consider labour, design, delivery and set up. They are even more expensive if your bouquet of choice consists of flowers that are out of season or in high demand


#EmmaLouiseWeddingPlanner can help and support you in what ever choice you choose to have and provide suppliers that can put together your chosen flowers through your decorations and bouquets. Also can make sure that these are set up to how you would like them set up.



Contact Emma Louise Wedding Planner through emma@emmalouiseweddingplanner.com or call me 07445276667


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