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Using Fake Flowers For Your Wedding

Aug 17, 2007
Just like the cost of everything else, the cost of having a wedding is skyrocketing. This is no surprise o anyone who has been recently involved in a wedding, and it is certainly no surprise to someone who is currently involved, in any way, with a wedding. If you are looking for ways to cut costs, one of the best ways is to do so by using silk flowers instead of real flowers for your wedding.

Wedding flowers can start to get pricey, especially if you want to use roses, lilies, or flowers that are out of season. Having them arranged is also an expensive proposition. By using silk flowers, however, you can cut your floral costs by between $100 and $800, depending on how many flowers, and what kinds of flowers, you were planning to use. Opt to do the table arrangements of your flowers, keeping them simple, and you can cut your flower related wedding costs by another $100 to $300. Some people save as much as $1,000 or more just by going with the fake flowers and doing most of the arrangements themselves.

Silk wedding flowers often look as good as the real thing. It is impossible to tell the difference from far away, and even close up, a good fake flower looks very nice. Your wedding can still retain all of its elegance when you use silk wedding flowers. And you will likely get a better price on a variety of flowers, especially roses, if you choose fake flowers. Most floral shops offer silk flower arrangements, and you can visit your regular florist and look at fake flower bouquets, boutonnières, and corsages. Additionally, you can ask about buying individual flowers or small table arrangements. It is also possible to have large arrangements made and delivered to the wedding or reception location using fake flowers (but keeping the arrangements small and simple so you can pick them up will save you more money).

The other advantage of using silk wedding flowers is their staying power. In today's more mobile world, chances are that you will need to have more than one reception (so that you can have some sort of celebration with both sides of the family). Real flowers are pretty much done after one use. They wilt and brown. Fake flowers remain fresh-looking and attractive, so you do not have to buy the flowers all over again at the next reception or open house. Additionally, they will keep forever. All you have to do is keep them dusted. No frustration or expensive processes to preserve your wedding bouquet. You can easily cherish your wedding bouquet, keeping it looking as beautiful as the day you wed, long after the last piece of frozen wedding cake has been eaten.

Silk wedding flowers can be a great way to make an elegant expression without spending a great deal of money. If you are looking for ways to have a wedding on a budget, using fake wedding flowers is a great way to cut costs.
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