If you ask us if it’s ok to use fake flowers, we will cringe a little, but like anything, there’s a time and a place for them. But before you go and buy up all the sale silk at your local hobby shop, consider doing a mixture of real blooms and faux floria.
Here are a few guidelines to help you navigate through the faux vs real dilemma.
Use faux on places where people aren’t up close and personal with it. Think arbors, backdrops, ceilings, etc.
Stay away from using faux on centerpieces. If you must, make sure it’s the good stuff. If you’re on a budget, consider a centerpiece of real greens as they are easier on the pocketbook than blooms can be.
n bouquets? Oaf, this is a tough one. Only because of what cold temps can do to floral should you consider using faux. Most of your wedding pictures will have those bouquets in them, so if you’re not skimping on the photography package, don’t go cheap here. There are floral rental companies believe it or not, so if you need to cut back, look into them before you add plastic flowers next to that gorgeous dress.
So there you have it. If you have to fake it, do it so well no one will know.