The use of flowers in a wedding reception for the decoration will really arrive a sweet and fresh ambiance. Today, modern wedding has more choices than the old era wedding. One of them is the choice of wedding flowers. The development of technology has caused the use of real flowers to be substituted by the artificial flowers. Both of them have the advantages and disadvantages. For those who like the artificial flowers, they have some advantages.
The Advantages Of Using Artificial Wedding Flowers
Artificial flowers are becoming increasingly popular as a beautiful, long-lasting, and often cheaper, alternative to fresh wedding flowers. If the tacky fake blooms you see in a pound shop spring to mind, think again! The artificial wedding flowers on the market today are high quality, great value and totally realistic in both look and feel.
Artificial flowers will never wilt or change their color. They will always look fresh. Though they are limited just in some kinds of flowers, they are rich in colors and models. If we need them soon, we can get them quickly without depending on the season. Artificial flowers are very light and easy to arrange.
They are also cheaper, easy to transport, and do not need a special treatment such the cold condition during the transportation. Artificial flowers do not attract the bees and other insects and do not cause allergy as well so that they will not cause health problem.
Although the artificial wedding flowers have many advantages, there are still many couples choosing the real wedding flowers for certain meanings.
Kinds of Artificial Wedding Flowers
When we say artificial wedding flowers, most people immediately think “silk wedding flowers”, but there are lots of varieties of artificial flower.
Silk Wedding Flowers
Most ‘silk flowers’ are no longer made of real silk but instead are made of nylon or polyester fabrics. The main advantage of silk flowers is the options are practically limitless in terms of color, size and shape and you’ll be able to find most flower varieties in silk, especially popular wedding flowers like roses, peonies and lilies. Silk flowers are visually very lifelike too as each head looks slightly different, so in a bouquet they’ll be very convincing.
Foam Wedding Flowers
The cheapest form of artificial flower is the foam flower: they’re lightweight, durable and the dye won’t run if you choose colorfast flowers.
Paper Wedding Flowers
Naturally paper flowers are delicate and you wouldn’t want to risk them getting wet at an outdoor wedding if the weather turns, but they are fantastic for bouquets or centerpiece arrangements for environmentally-minded couples. You’d struggle to tell the bouquet below were paper from a distance.
Latex Wedding Flowers
You can easily be fooled by latex flowers! These are classed as ‘real touch’ flowers so they feel like the fresh thing when you touch them and come in different thickness so you can really accurately replicate the look and feel of the plant. Think delicate pliable rose petals and thicker leaves for plants like orchids. Get the flower above from Amazon.
Wax-Coated Wedding Flowers
These are silk flowers which have undergone a process to coat them in a layer of wax which gives them a ‘real touch’ finish. As they’re made from already high-quality silk flowers – which usually have detailed veins etc. printed on them so they look real – wax-coated flowers are some of the most realistic looking artificial flowers on the market.
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