Real vs. Fake Wedding Flowers: What You Need to Know

15 Sep.,2022


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. On average, couples spend between $700 to $2500 dollars on wedding flowers. There is no doubt that real flowers are much more expensive than fake wedding flowers. So for brides on a budget, fake wedding flowers will free up some of your money. Which you can then use for other areas of your event, or for your honeymoon!

Wedding experts and recent brides alike will tell you that when it comes to wedding expenses, flowers are a doozy

Wedding experts and recent brides alike will tell you that when it comes to wedding expenses, flowers are a doozy

Reason #2: Silk Fake Flowers

Silk wedding flowers are an amazing option for your event, with countless

 designs and colors

. With Etsy, you can get some


natural-looking flowers, and at a very reasonable price.

Whether you want to use silk flowers for centerpieces or for your bridal bouquet,


 has some amazing options. You can purchase pre-made arrangements, or singular blooms to create a design of your very own.


Reason #3: Rent Fake Flowers Online

An alternative to buying fake flowers for your wedding, is renting. An option that is not possible with real wedding flowers


There are several wedding stores where you can browse a catalogue of pre-designed bridal bouquets made from silk flowers and choose the one which you would like

. The store will then


pack the flowers and ship them to you.


After the wedding, all you need to do is ship the bouquet back to the store.

All this can

be made

possible by paying a very nominal rental fee of about $50, far less than what you would pay for a bouquet of real flowers. Which are often tossed into the trash the very next day.

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Reason #4: Your Guests Won't Notice (or Care)

Real flowers do look more natural but the silk flowers don't scream fake. The likelihood that your guests will notice that your flowers are fake is nominal. How many people are touching and smelling the centerpieces? 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.


Reason #5: Buy Fake Greenery and Flowers in Bulk

If you have plans to feature greenery or a large array of flowers at your event, consider purchasing in bulk. This is a great option if your decor of choice will be garland, which is often used on long banquet tables at wedding receptions. 

They will look real, but by buying in bulk you will also save a lot of money. If you're lucky, you might also be able to resell your bulk goods once your event is over.


Reason #6: Use Your Fake Flowers to Create a Wedding Keepsake

The worst part about getting real wedding flowers is that they all

just go to waste once the event is over. Granted, you could donate them to a nursing home to make someones day. But that's another task on your to-do list.


If you go with fake flowers however, 

you will have the option of taking them home. You can use the flowers to decorate your place or even gift them to friends or family. There are also much easier to keep as keepsake, considering they won't ever shrivel up and fall to pieces.


Reason #7: Order Fake Flowers in Advance to Help Spread out Wedding Costs

Another advantage to fake wedding flowers is that they can be pre-ordered. Pay for them to be delivered well in advance of your event, and you might save some money. If anything, it will help spread out the cost and make the payments less burdensome.


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Reason #8: Options Besides Silk Wedding Flowers

For brides who want to be more unconventional in their choice, there are other options aside from silk wedding flowers

. Fake flowers can be 

made from tissue or paper for an especially unique look that your guests are sure to appreciate. More recently, wood flowers have become popular. Still, you can find them made from polyester, nylon and other types of fabrics.


Reason #9: Fake Wedding Flowers are More Durable

It will take much more than a gust of wind or some light rain to cause any significant damage to fake wedding flowers. By design, they are much more sturdy and durable than any real flower


If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding, fake flowers will free you up from the stress that comes with unpredictable weather. You can trust that your decor will remain intact all day long.


Reason #10: No Worries about "Out of Season" Costs

Designing arrangements and bouquets are ultimately up to your wedding florist, but most brides' have a gist of what they want. Most often a specific look, theme, or flower. When it comes to real flowers however, there are costs associated with whether or not a bloom is in-season. If it's not, the price goes up. 

Thankfully, fake flowers allow

 you to choose any flower in the world, irrespective of whether it is in season or if it even grows in your country.


Reason #11: Fake Wedding Flowers are Allergen-Free

For some guests, real flowers present a problem in the form of allergies. While this isn't a huge concern, it is an appreciated thought. Especially if it is a problem that plagues someone in your wedding party, such as the groom, a bridesmaid, or your mother-in-law. 

Fake flowers will allow them to fully enjoy your wedding day, without any worries or discomfort!


Reason #12: Fake Flowers Come in Every Color

Another great reason to opt for fake wedding flowers is that you can find them in next to any color you want!

 You can have purple roses, red hydrangeas, or blue tulips. 

Not only will this lend a unique look to your event, but it will allow you to match the color of your bridesmaid dresses. If you want to ensure that your fake wedding flowers will match your Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses, take advantage of our color swatches

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