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Should You Use Artificial Flowers For Your Wedding?

You might be surprised to hear that artificial flowers have come a long way over the years. No longer are they considered to be cheap, fake-looking flowers. Or flowers that you can only imagine sitting in a vase on the table of a hospital restaurant. When you choose the right florists, artificial flowers can be beautiful.

In fact, you can get gorgeous artificial flowers from some of our wedding suppliers! We’ve asked them for their expert advice on why you should consider using them for your own wedding.


The benefits of opting for artificial flowers


The benefits for artificial blooms you can choose almost any seasonal flower for your bouquet any time of the year. If any of the bridal party have allergies it is a good choice to choose high end artificial to avoid red eyes for the big day. – Celines Flowers and Gifts



I have a relative getting married in Albufeira this summer – Unfortunately we cannot attend as my sister is getting married the next day in Wexford – But she doesn’t trust someone to make the flowers as she knows me and trusts me – Plus the heat there will be massive – In this case it is definitely best to choose silk as I will put my heart and soul into her flowers to ensure they are perfect and to remind her that we would still love to be with her on her special day. – Balla Florists



Silk bouquets are striking realistic and can be handcrafted to your vision. It takes all the stress out of the process as they can be made up. And changes can be made before the final ribbon goes on the stem. The main advantage is that you receive your bouquets weeks before the wedding so you can try them with the bridesmaids’ dresses and be assured that you are 100% happy well in advance. – All About Weddings

Do artificial flowers look cheap and fake?


Yes if you use cheap silks – but we use high-end amazing florals so this won’t be a worry to any bride. – Balla Florists
Silk flowers are more cost-effective, however, they have come so far in the last decade as they are not completely realistic looking and really beautiful and the main test when you know you have it right with artificial flowers is when brides try to smell them. – All About Weddings
The quality of artificial flowers has improved over the past few years and are not necessarily a cheaper option. I only use top quality artificial flowers and foliage’s to create a natural look. – Celines Flowers and Gifts
Main image credit: All About Weddings
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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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