Should You Consider
Fake Wedding Flowers?

The argument for fake wedding flowers has two sides. Some people like the idea, and some people cringe at the thought of using silk flowers for their wedding.

The reality is that there are some very good reasons for choosing silk wedding flowers over fresh flowers. Listed below are 5 Pros and 5 Cons for choosing fake wedding flowers:

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The Pros

Save Money - You may be able to significantly reduce your flower costs by choosing silk. There are, however, different levels of silk flowers that vary in price.

Keep Your flowers Forever - Real flowers are good for a few days or maybe a week. In 20 years silk flowers will look as good as they did on your wedding day.

Out of season Flowers - You can choose any type of flower, regardless of the season. You won't have to worry about special ordering out of season flowers.

Quality of Flowers - As long as you choose high quality silk, you won't have to worry about what the flowers will look like on your wedding day.

Do It Yourself - For the do-it-yourself bride, this is a great option. You can order your flowers online or get them from a local craft store.

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The Cons

Stigma - There are some people that look down upon fake flowers. This is something you will have to ignore if you choose silk.

No Fresh Flower Smell - One thing that will be absent is the smell of fresh flowers on your wedding day.

They May Not Look Real - There are different levels of silk, so shop wisely. Also, some flowers just don't look as good in silk.

Finding Good Silk Flowers - Depending on where you live you may have difficulty locating high-quality flowers. Shopping online is an option, but do extensive research.

Finding a Florist - If you don't want to do them yourself, you may have trouble locating a florist that will help. Perhaps a wedding planner could help.

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!