Flowers are favorite decoration pieces, especially for events like weddings and anniversaries. They come in many shapes and sizes and add an incomparable freshness to any venue when they’re use for decoration.
Unfortunately, real flowers are usually expensive, and you have to wait for the right season for certain types of flowers if you’re not willing to pay more. They also require a lot of maintenance and can only be used for a very limited time before they wither and die.
The good news is that there’s an excellent alternative to real flowers. They’re called silk flowers, a kind of artificial flowers. Silk flowers are made from polyester, plastics, polymers, and a protein fiber spun from by silkworms.
High-quality silk flowers closely mimic real flowers that it’s difficult to tell them apart if you don’t look closely. If you’re planning your next event, consider using silk flowers, and get these benefits.
Growing flowers costs a lot of time, work, and money. The harder they are to grow, the more expensive they are. After picking and cutting the flowers, they have to be prepped and transported in air-conditioned vehicles in order to maintain their freshness. This adds to the cost.
On the other hand, silk flowers are mass-produced and don’t require the same special treatment. The process of producing and maintaining silk flowers doesn’t cost as much, so they can be sold for lower prices. Plus, they can be sold in cheaper bundles or premade arrangements. You can bathe your venue in all kinds of flowers at a lower cost.
No Expiration Date
One of the biggest advantages of silk flowers is that they have no expiration date. They don’t wilt, wither, or die. As long as you store them well and clean them, silk flowers can be reused as often as you want to. You don’t even have to worry about the flowers looking fake or plasticky.
When you use high-quality silk flowers, you get the breathtaking beauty without all the downsides of real flowers. Moreover, you can use the silk flowers again and create different arrangements for your next event.
Always in Season
Some flowers only grow on certain seasons. You have to wait for them to be in season or spend twice as much if you can’t wait. You don’t have to schedule your wedding or party around the availability of flowers.
With silk flowers, you never have to worry about your favorite flower being out of season during your special event or spending more than you planned. You have full choices available all year round. You can use whatever flower you want to decorate your venue, even in wintertime, when many flowers don’t grow.
Real flowers need to be treated with care. If you leave them in a hot container where oxygen can’t come in, they will wilt in a matter of hours. You also need to handle them gently, especially the petals and leaves, because they can bruise or get damaged easily.
On the other hand, silk flowers don’t need to be grown or watering and special conditions to maintain their appearance. They are made from durable materials, so they can survive a little tumble. You don’t have to store them in air-conditioned containers or prep them thoroughly to stay fresh.
Easy to Transport
Transporting real flowers needs air-conditioned containers and proper preparation, so the flowers don’t wilt along the way. The flowers can’t be shaken or tumbled too much, or the petals or leaves can fall off or get bent and bruised.
They also have to be kept in containers with water solution to keep their freshness. Even when you’re careful, you can’t always guarantee that the flowers will be in good condition by the time they reach the venue.
For venues that require long travel, silk flowers are the ideal choice for decoration. You can store them in the trunk of your car and not worry about them getting wilting or breaking.
They can survive some rough treatment along the road as long as they aren’t squished by something heavy. Furthermore, silk flowers are lightweight and don’t need to be dipped in water, so there’s less hassle and mess when transporting them.
One of the greatest benefits of silk flowers is being allergy-friendly. They’re artificial and made from common materials, so they don’t trigger pollen allergy, unlike real flowers. Those who love floral motifs but can’t appreciate them because of their allergy can use silk flowers as a perfect alternative.
Flowers can breathe life into any place. Perhaps that is why people love them so much. However, some people can’t enjoy their beauty for many reasons, including having pollen allergy, the high cost of real flowers, and their short life span.
Silk flowers were created to make up for these shortcomings. They are just as beautiful as real flowers are but can last much longer, cost much less, and are easier to take care of. These qualities make them ideal as decorations.