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Silk vs. Real Wedding Flowers
There is nothing better than the romance of a room filled with fresh flowers. Fresh flowers have been a staple at weddings for generations. These days, our options are so broad that we have the opportunity to think more outside of the box and beyond the standards of “tradition”. Florists have figured out ways to add new levels of ambiance to any wedding by taking their talents beyond the bouquets and onto bold centerpieces and eye catching floor arrangements. They have also introduced us to a new world of practicality by incorporating artificial pieces in with the fresh. Here are a few points to consider while gathering flower ideas.
Fresh Flowers..Things to consider Florists are suggesting that choosing flowers in season isn’t so important these days. That almost everything can be imported all year round as long as you are willing to pay for it. Some of the most common cut flowers, such as roses, gerberas (Gerber daisies) and orchids, and baby’s breath are available all year round. So you don't have to worry about seasonality with these flowers. But others like peonies, lily of the valley and ranunculus (commonly known as “Buttercups”) have a definite season. Be sure to stop by our "Flower Gallery" under the “Bridal Tips” link, to see different types of flowers and their availability.
Silk Flowers: We all know the benefits of using fresh flowers on your wedding day, but have you really stopped to consider going Silk? Just like most everything else in the world, the quality of silk flowers has greatly improved over the years. There are some silk flowers that are difficult to distinguish from its real counterpart without close examination. Most girls know whether or not silk flowers are something that they would even think twice about, but for those of you who are on the fence, here are a few points that might just help to make this decision a little easier.
The fact is that the silk versus real dilemma is more confusing than ever, thanks in part to the increasing sophistication -- and accompanying cost -- of silk and latex flowers. It's true that artificial flowers have improved, but the quality varies widely from brand to brand. Remember that while silk flowers can be more practical in some ways than real flowers, they can also be just as expensive, if not more so. Remember to ask for pricing up front. In the end it comes down to personal choice and budgetary concerns. Always remember that this is your big day, so do what makes you happy!