Fresh vs silk? For some this is an easy decision, for other it is not. For me it was easy, my wedding was silk, simply for the fact that I could make them myself ahead of time. In the eyes of some flowers are only beautiful if they are fresh. Oh and the beauty that can be found when the perfect bloom if at its' prime. But silk flowers also have there beautiful place in weddings. Now I know what you probably are thinking, silk flowers look cheap. Well some silk flowers can/do look cheap but there are also silk flowers that are so real looking people will stop and smell. It can be tough to decide what type of flowers are best for your event. Before you do here are some things to consider.
Fresh - Natural Smell, fresh flower look, traditional
Silk - More color options, year round availability, usually less expensive, won't wilt/die, can be scented, resale value, no one will be allergic
Fresh - Usually More Expensive, limited availability, wilting/dying, needs preserving to save, allergies
Silk - Can look unnatural
When I mentioned above that silk flowers are usually less expensive, this is generally the case but not always. With silk flowers you get what you pay for. Each wedding is different but if price is your only deciding factor we are happy to quote prices for both fresh and silk flowers for your event. Blooming Envy prides itself on using high quality silks that are very close to the real thing.
Sometimes a combination of both is needed to fulfill the design requests of some brides. If you really want fresh flowers but have your heart set on a certain bloom not available when your getting married this would be a perfect solution.
Flowers are great for setting the mood and will add the romance of the event, no matter what type you choose. Feel free to contact us if you have any question, we are happy to help.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.