Planning for a wedding can be tough, with so many different things to think of and take care of. The day itself depends on the coming together of myriad different details and minutiae, and the best way to tackle it is one step at a time, or call in an army of helpers and just sit in the corner barking out orders. If you’ve chosen to have artificial flowers for your wedding then you’ve already taken one decision that will make your life a little easier. To help you further, here are a few things to bear in mind when choosing the specific artificial flowers that will grace your special day.
One of the great things about artificial wedding bouquets is that you have virtually limitless freedom in terms of the colours you choose. But keep the colour palette simple. The trick is not to get carried away and go over the top with a rainbow of different hues that clash or even draw attention away from the bride and groom themselves.
In addition to fitting in with the surroundings of the wedding venue, the flowers should also complement the outfits of the people involved. When choosing a bridal bouquet ensure that it fits with the style and colour of the wedding dress, and likewise with flowers for bridesmaids and flowergirls.
You’re wedding day isn’t just something you see through your eyes, it’s something you experience through all your senses. Like real flowers, artificial wedding bouquets don’t just have a look, they have a feel too. High quality artificial flowers often have textures applied to them to make them feel more like the real thing.
Just as with fresh flowers, there are many different types of artificial flowers to choose from, and you might choose a range to give your wedding variety. Roses for example are always a popular choice for bridesmaids’ posies and for bridal bouquets, while lilies can give a touch of class to table arrangements. Remember, you don’t have to be limited to the flowers of the season when you’re using artificial flowers.
By choosing to have wedding bouquets made of silk or another artificial material, you’ve already taken a step towards making considerable savings on your flowers. You should still have a budget in mind before your start choosing your artificial flowers, as this will help to determine what options are available to you. It’s worth also remembering that, as with many things in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to artificial flowers, and they may vary greatly in quality depending on how much you spend.
If you’re on a particularly tight budget, it might be worth considering omitting large arrangements from the ceremony and spending more on little touches and key features such as the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ flowers and guest corsages. This can lend an air of understated elegance to proceedings, and can look far better than having lots of sub-standard cheaper flowers.There’s no reason why artificial wedding bouquets shouldn’t play a key part of your wedding, especially when they’re sourced from experts.