Fake Flowers vs Real Flowers
The choice between using fake flowers or real flowers in your floral arrangement designs is one that is almost as old as time. It can be a difficult decision to make when you have the option between the two. There are many pros and cons to each choice and you should also consider what you are making the floral design for. If you are making a design for a wedding, party, holiday, or other special event and if you want to keep the arrangement once the event is over. While there will always be things that you should consider, here are pros and cons to each type of flower.
One of the biggest pros to fake flowers in your floral arrangement designs is that they will last forever. You won’t have to worry about the flowers dying or wilting during an event and they make a nice permanent centrepiece if you choose them for everyday décor. Another bonus to fake flowers is that you can mould them in a specific way to ensure they fit the design idea you are going for. Also you can sometimes find fake flowers in packs or bunches on sale when you want them and not having to worry about them not lasting a very long period of time. Of course one of the biggest problems with fake flowers is that scenting can cost extra and doesn’t last for a long time, eventually the scent wears off and you just have scentless flowers in the end. Another down fall to fake flowers is that after scenting and choosing your flowers, you may end up spending just as much if not more on fake flowers then you would real ones.
The best thing about real flowers in your arrangements is that you can pair flowers by scent to create an aromatic atmosphere with your floral designs. Another bonus to real flowers is the fact that each one is special because the amount of time they will stay nice is limited. While this can also be seen as a downfall, some people prefer real flowers because of their life span and the ability to press them and dry them for other purposes. However the downfalls to real flowers are that they are generally more delicate and fall apart easily. You should carefully consider your event before choosing real flowers as you don’t want to see your floral design fall apart before your eyes due to the presence of children messing with them.
While both options contain their pros and cons, your budget and reason for the arrangement should be carefully considered. You will want to ensure that the choice you make is what works for you and remember that the decision you make is one you will need to stick with. Flowers are a beautiful addition to any home or even and if you intend to keep the arrangement forever, then fake flowers are what you will need. Otherwise real flowers are not only aromatic but vibrant in ways that fake flowers never will be.