Spring is the ultimate season for weddings! Because this time of year allows for warmer weather and incredible realistic blooms, it’s no wonder that over 20% of to-be-weddings often choose spring as their nuptial month. If you’ve already started planning a spring wedding, then you know that flowers can be a delicate subject when it comes to the details; there’s a lot of factors to consider including color schemes to abide to, budget allocation, location opportunities, display options, and a whole lot more. But if you’re looking to go the eco-friendly route and would rather tap into your inner DIY, fake flowers can be a great alternative to traditional wedding decor.
While Mother Nature boasts a colorful array of stunning, nontraditional blooms and foliage during spring months, working with artificial flora allows you the ability to play with her beauty while fooling admiring guests at your most joyous affair. In fact, artificial flowers have become even more popular in the wedding market due to the fact that they’re a more sustainable option while delivering a more consistent quality and flexibility than living flowers would provide. Today we’re sharing a few tips on where and how to use fake flowers throughout your wedding decor.
Time is Precious
Just because fake flowers don’t require the necessities of living flora doesn’t mean you should procrastinate selecting, (practicing) styling, and finalizing each of your arrangements and decorative accents. You might not be happy with a color scheme or how one kind of flower complements the other - so practice makes perfect! Select your fake flowers in advance and make sure you are 100% happy with the look of each of your accents way in advance of the big day! Which brings us to….
Get Up Close & Personal
Because flowers will be your co-stars on the big day (without stealing the spotlight of course), we recommended you get up close with your flowers in preparation for that joyous day. Order a single set so that you can get a feel for how they look and feel in addition to how you will style and implement them throughout your decor.
Quality is Important
We know that you want your wedding day to look picture-perfect; each fine detail is so perfectly planned - and we put just as much effort into each of faux replicas. That’s why we recommend our high-quality made silk flowers, each of which boasts naturally occurring details in lifelike hues. We guarantee satisfaction so if our fake beauties don’t stand up to your standards - send them back with a full refund, no questions asked!
Keep it Classy
People tend to think that because they’re not using real flowers, they need to overcompensate. Don’t ever think this is the case because that’s the beauty of flowers - real or fake. You don’t need a ton to make a statement because even the simplest flower arrangement can set a standard of elegance while an overly decorated one can easily tilt into tackiness and gaudiness.
Know the Difference
Silk flowers come in various ways - whether that’s as an already pre-designed flower arrangement or in a set of single stems or bushes, each allowing you various ways to integrate them into your ceremonial decor. Our single stemmed, standalone flowers are great for creating personalized arrangements, better yet trimming and using them in various hair accessories or even corsages and boutonnieres. More robust bushes and fillers are better for helping amplify your various centerpieces, chair accents, etc. You can even incorporate some serious Insta-worthy table-scaping with artificial garlands and smaller arrangements.
Remember Your Budget
While you might be banking that fake flowers will be more cost-effective in the long run, keep in mind that artificial flora can be expensive; after all, each of our silk flowers and arrangements are made from high-quality materials to ensure they stay faux-ever beautiful long beyond your big day. That’s why it’s important to always keep your budget in mind when you start to look for options, otherwise you might have to cut costs in ways that might not look so picture-worthy come the big day.
The Question to DIY or not
Oftentimes, people will hire professional florists to arrange and style their flowers for the big day, but if you are open to it, why not try tapping into your inner DIY-er? Anyone with a creative eye (and crafty friends!) can help you create one-of-a-kind arrangements without having to tap into their budgets. Turn to Instagram and/or Pinterest and you can easily gather ample inspiration to give you an idea of what you do and don’t want.
Don’t Faux-get the Extras
If you do go the DIY route, don’t forget that you’ll need a few supplies and embellishments in order to make them picture-perfect. In terms of supplies you’ll need vessels to contain them like (vases, bowls, etc). For tools, you’ll want at least cutting scissors, pliers, double-sided foam tape, floral, tape, wire, and maybe even a variety of floral foam. And for embellishments you might opt for ribbons, bows, tassels, decorative string, and etc. Remember, beauty is in the details!
A Faux-ever Gift
Because artificial flowers are forever, you can expect at the end of your nuptial day to be flooded with silk flowers; so instead of letting them go to waste, why not offer them up as a party favor to your guests. This will not only allow the memory of your day to live on fauxever, but to serve as a token of your most memorable day with those you love.