Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Silk Flowers vs. Fresh Flowers

Which is better? Silk or fresh flowers - you decide. Both options have advantages so let's take a look at what each one has to offer.

Top 10 reasons to choose silk flowers:
1. Won't wilt or turn brown. Always look fresh.
2. Extensive variety of colors and styles.
3. Are everlasting and non-seasonal.
4. Lighter to carry than fresh.
5. Less expensive than fresh.
6. Easily transported and no refrigeration.
7. Non-allergenic. (Note: They can be scented).
8. Petals do not drop.
9. Can receive them weeks in advance of the ceremony.
10. Do not attract bees and other insects.

Top 10 reasons to choose fresh flowers:
1. They smell wonderful.
2. Extensive variety of colors and styles.
3. Exquisite detailing missing from silk.
4. More traditional than silk.
5. More options in choosing vendors.
6. Are soft to the touch.
7. Create a more opulent feeling than silk.
8. Available at a variety of pricepoints depending on season.
9. Look wonderful in photographs, even close-up.
10. Can be freeze dried.

Consider what are the most important attributes you want in your flowers, and compare them to the lists above.

Peace and Blessings,

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