When they are first starting out in the initial wedding planning stages, most brides think of fresh flowers or real flowers when they think of the wedding flowers that will decorate their ceremony and reception. Silk wedding flowers are another option that should be explored if a bride wants to keep the budget for this item under control.
There are pros and cons of each choice. It's good to think through the options and then make an informed decision based on the analysis. Let's start with how both types look as many brides will be more concerned with this than with the respective price differences.
Budget silk wedding flowers have been accused of looking fake. You can't base your decision on how they would turn out if you tried to make your own wedding flowers. People have varying degrees of ability when it comes to working with artificial flowers and making them look real. That's why it is essential to talk to the florist or craftsperson and see his or her work before making a decision.
If you want to preserve wedding ceremony flowers after the big day, then artificial is your best bet as preserving real flowers would be much more expensive. The same theory applies to any flower used as a decoration throughout the day whether on the church altar, wedding cakes, or in the bouquet.
Despite the higher average cost, fresh floral choices do have their own advantages. One advantage is the pleasant smell. A beautiful fragrance may be part of the bride's vision of a perfect day. An aerosol fragrance or perfume may replicate this aspect when going with the artificial route.
Another advantage is wider availability. In recent years, thanks to the Internet, this difference is diminishing though as brides can more easily find vendors of any type through appropriate online research.
When visiting florists, they may be showcasing seasonal wedding flowers because those are what are readily available, but coming up with your own wedding flower ideas whether you choose cheaper "fake" flowers or the real thing, will ultimately make you as happy as possible.