What would a wedding be like without flowers? There have been flowers at ever stage of a wedding,before the ceremony, at the ceremony and at the reception, for hundreds if not thousands of years, Just like the white dress is associated with the wedding so too are the flower arrangements. Up until recently all of the flowers would have been freshly picked. Though in the last few years the traditions and standards of weddings have been going through changes, and more and more people are now choosing the use artificial wedding flowers.
Artificial wedding flowers are now being used much more often as they offer financial savings over fresh flowers. The current economy is in a bad state and is not showing signs of improving any time soon, so people are on the look out for money saving ideas. When you choose to go artificial, many thousands of dollars of fresh flowers can be transformed in to a few hundred dollars of artificial wedding flowers, this could make a huge difference to the budget.
Another great point about artificial flowers is that as well as saving you money, the flowers are still going to be usable many years down the line. You can split up the wedding arrangements and use the flowers for decorative purposes or as gifts for years.
When a lot of people think of artificial wedding flowers they think of those cheap tacky, shiny plastic looking things, this is not the case at all any more. The new artificial flowers, even the plastic ones look very real indeed, you can even go for silk flowers as well, The use of the silk flowers adds a further touch of elegance to your big day, they are not cheap looking at all. When you use artificial flowers it means that the flower arrangements are going to look fresh for the whole event, no matter how long it lasts. This is what makes artificial wedding flowers a very attractive option for wedding planners and couples.