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The Advantages of Silk Wedding Flowers over Real Flowers

Choosing the right flowers for your big day is a huge decision and many people are now choosing silk wedding flowers as opposed to real flowers due to their boasting list of benefits. Traditionally, brides have chosen real flowers as their beauty and the unmistakable scent is undeniable and they make a truly stunning centrepiece.

However, as times have changed, so have silk wedding flowers, and there’s now big competition between the two. They have been redesigned, redeveloped and have come a considerable way, making them almost identical to real flowers. With real flowers, you need to consider the limitations they bring to your wedding, many of which can be avoided with artificial ones.

When you’re considering flowers for your wedding there are a number of factors to take into account and it can become quite stressful. Well fear not, Petals Polly has answered some of the frequently asked questions about silk wedding flowers and outlined the benefits of real flowers.

Will they look realistic enough?

In comparison to ten years ago, silk wedding flowers these days look indistinguishable for real flowers as they’re built with much higher quality silk and are almost as delicate as the real thing. Many artificial flowers are made with fresh touch polymer which is a premium form of silk that is so fine the petals almost look real.

Are they more expensive than real flowers?

One of the great benefits of silk wedding flowers is they are often cheaper than real flowers, so not only will you save money, but you can also get more table flowers for your money. We have a stunning collection of table decorations available. However, due to the high quality of artificial flowers these days, they are becoming more expensive than they used to be but it will give you more budget to spend on other aspects of your wedding.

Is there any maintenance involved with them?

One of the more favourable benefits of using artificial flowers is that they do not need watering, they won’t freeze during winter months, they won’t wilt during summer months, and they’re guaranteed to stay looking fresh and healthy throughout the big day. Silk wedding flowers are much more durable than real flowers, so you won’t have to worry about falling petals and wilting heads!

Will they still attract insects like fresh flowers?

Fortunately, due to the lack of pollen and natural scent, wasps and other insects won’t be attracted to the venue, so you can enjoy your day without worrying about any unwanted pests. One great addition to silk flowers is that they can be artificially scented, so you can have the perks of fresh flowers without the undesired attention from insects.

Seasonal benefits

With real flowers, what’s available to you will always be dependent on which flowers are in season and when your wedding is planned for. However, with artificial flowers, every variety of flower is available to you year-round so you’re certain to have the perfect flower arrangements for your big day no matter which month it is. Another perk is that your guests with hayfever won’t be affected as there’s no pollen involved, so your photos won’t be ruined by red noses and sore eyes.

Durability and Lifespan

In comparison to real flowers, artificial flowers can’t be harmed and therefore won’t have any imperfections or damage made to them. Transportation of flowers is a key moment and could cause serious damage to flowers if poorly handled, however you can be reassured that with artificial flowers, this wouldn’t be a problem.

If we’ve persuaded you that silk wedding flowers are the right choice then call Petals Polly Flowers today at 01455 611 971 and we’ll be happy to give you a quote and discuss your special day. Alternatively, you can visit our customisation guide and create your own custom order.

Don’t forget to check out our handy checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered for your day!

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