The first thing you need to remember when thinking about the wedding bouquet you want for your wedding is whether you want fresh flowers, or silk flowers.

Good reasons why you would opt instead for silk flowers

The expense possibly is the biggest advantage of silk flowers. Usually a bouquet of silk flowers ends up considerably cheaper than a bouquet of fresh flowers. Creating a silk flower is much cheaper than having a farmer carefully cultivate a fresh flower in their garden, and then having a florist look after it!

The benefit of using silk flowers in your wedding bouquet is that you can hold the bouquet as a reminder of the happy day after you are married. You can also hold bouquets of fresh flowers, but they will need to be preserved to do this, which can be very costly.

fresh flower

You should really try to make the bouquet yourself with silk bouquets, finally! While making bouquets is relatively easy, it can be difficult with real flowers, and it is much easier for beginners to use silk flowers instead.

Benefits of making wedding bouquet with real flowers

The biggest advantage of this is scent. Also if you spray perfume on them, a silk bouquet can never smell as good as a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Another advantage of fresh floral wedding bouquets is that there are plenty of places to buy the flowers, and more choice can be easier to find. That does, however, focus on where you shop. Whether you can find a nearby place to sell silk flowers, or buy them online, you can get silk flowers just as easily as new.

The most important thing, am I not forgetting? The fresh flowers are looking even better than silk? Well, this may once have been valid, but it’s pretty easy these days to get beautiful silk flowers, which are undistinguishable from the real thing. I personally made quite a few bouquets of silk flowers that people tried to smell, because they thought

These were true flowers!

In the end it is up to you to decide whether you want real vs fake wedding flowers. All I would say is that you don’t rush into it, and give serious thought to silk-flowers as they have many advantages. The fragrance of a fresh-flower wedding bouquet, after all, will only last for a few days, anyway!