Most brides think that a bouquet is a gathering of flowers in the style of their choosing. While this is correct many brides to be are very surprised to find out that there are synthetic ones. The bouquets not only look real but also feel real. Let’s delve into the world of synthetic bouquets, the pros and cons versus a real bouquet. Today we are talking about ‘Bouquets Real VS Synthetic’.
Bouquets Real VS Synthetic
Real Bouquet Flowers
Let’s start with a real bouquet; the great thing about a real bouquet is that you can choose any flower in the world (assuming they are in season and available). Take any flower put it together in the style you want, and you have your ideal bouquet. The advantages of this are that you have real fresh flowers on your wedding, smell nice and look great. The downside of this, however, is that some flowers in certain climates can die very quickly.
As I mentioned in a previous blog about winter weddings, we had a client who ordered flowers (for table decorations). The client spent around $9,000 for a specific flower to be grown out of season in a hydroponics bay in Queensland. The florist advised that the moment the flowers are out of the hydroponics-bay and in the special truck they would be dead on arrival. The client decided to go ahead thinking that they were exaggerating and they arrived wilted. Be careful which flowers you choose, and always listen to your florist (including our inhouse florists) about any seasonal flowers advice before committing.
Synthetic Bouquet Flowers
The great and obvious thing about synthetic bouquets is that they last a lifetime. When you look back years from your wedding day, you will still have a memento as fresh as the day you walked down the aisle. They are also more cost-effective as they are not physically grown but made. Another advantage is that if you suffer from hay fever, then the last thing you want to do is hold a bunch of real flowers near you while you walk down the aisle. This gives people the ability to hold their favourite flowers without fear of congestion or allergic reaction.
One surprising feature of synthetic latex flowers is that they look not only real but also feel real. These flowers are more durable because if you drop them, the petals do not get crushed or bent. Latex flowers can be prepared months in advance and one less thing to think about on your big day.
The downside, however, as mentioned above, is that they are not real, which is a key point for some people. As you can imagine, they do not produce a fresh fragrance like real flowers as well. There are a vast array of flowers to choose from. If there is a specific flower in a specific colour, then it may not be made for the general populace. A special customer order may have to be done to have it to your wishes which can end up costing a decent amount of money.
Its All About What You Like
At the end of it all it comes down to personal preference, whether you go with real or synthetic is totally your call. There is no good or bad option, and it is entirely up to you and your personal tastes. If you are still deciding between bouquets real vs synthetic, we are sure it will be great. Contact us today if you need a hand.
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