DIY brides, we have an awesome option for those of you that are still working on your florals…silk flowers! Okay okay, hear us out. We love fresh flowers as much as the next girl (trust us, we do) but we have to say, silk flowers make a lot of sense. First off, if the flower you fall in love with is not in season at the time of your wedding (say peonies for an August wedding) you’re going to be shelling out a pretty penny to get those babies. Also, if your order arrives and the colors don’t match what you expected, well…you won’t have a lot of time to figure out a Plan B. Third, it’s kind of sad to see all the money and time you spent on those dreamy arrangements get thrown away within a matter of a week (or a day, if the weather is really hot and they wilt like crazy!)
Still skeptical? Consider that with silk flowers, you have tons of options when it comes to color and style and you’ll be able to keep your flowers afterward as a keepsake–or sell them! Also, if you’re planning to arrange your own flowers, it will be much less stressful to do it months ahead of time instead of having a frantic floral party the day before the wedding. Your arrangements won’t need water, and they’ll be a lot less fragile than delicate petals on fresh flowers.
But of course, while that’s all well and good, we know no bride wants to have flowers that look cheap or fake…so a picture really says a thousand words in this case. Here are some gorgeous bouquets from AFloral.com…are you convinced that silk can be lovely?
Besides your style of bouquet (romantic, modern, rustic, etc.) and your colors (vibrant and bright or muted and natural) you can also express your style through the way you wrap your bouquet! Rope, doilies, ribbon, burlap, or strips of pretty fabric are just a few ideas.
Here are some more ideas of bouquets built with silk flowers. You could even mix the flowers with paper rosettes, brooches, buttons, or other fun details! What do you guys think? Would you consider silk flowers for your bouquet?