Fake vs Real Flowers for Wedding: Making the Right Choice

Flowers are one of the most common decorations and items used in weddings. They’re used in the actual wedding ceremony, as centrepieces on tables and in many other capacities. However, should you choose fake flowers or real flowers for a wedding?

1. The Price

Generally speaking, fake flowers are more affordable than real flowers. On real wedding flowers alone, couples can easily spend around $1,000 to $2,000. Some couples end up spending upwards of $2,000 on real flowers for their wedding. Couples who want to spend half of that amount can opt for fake flowers.

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2. Fake Flowers Are Better For Outdoor Weddings

When it comes to outdoor weddings, fake flowers are the better choice. Real flowers might look nice, but they can attract various types of bugs, including wasps. The last thing you and your guests want is to be bitten by insects. If you want to avoid attracting insects, then opt for fake floral arrangements.

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3. Colours

Real flowers are available in an array of colours, but depending on the season and where the flowers grow, getting specific types of flowers in specific colours can be difficult. This isn’t the case with fake flowers. Not only that, but you can be creative with your colours if you use fake flowers. For example, you can buy fake roses or tulips and dye them any colour you want.

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4. Memories

Real flowers might be great to look at and they can create a nice aroma, but they don’t last forever. After your wedding you’ll be able to bring your flowers home with you, but eventually they will die.

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Fake flowers last forever, and they are tangible. Keeping fake flowers from your wedding is a way for you to remember your big day forever. They can serve as a memento. Best of all, they are easy to maintain because they only need a quick wipe down every now and then.

5. Weather

Weather can affect real flowers. Imagine buying flowers for the big day, only for them not to last until then or last until the end of the day. For example, a light rain or winds can damage real flowers, as well as create a mess. It doesn’t matter what the weather is, fake flowers will last right up until the end of the wedding day.

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It’s also worth pointing out that artificial flowers won’t cause your eyes to water, nor will the flowers wilt. Plus, some wedding guests might suffer with allergies. Their symptoms won’t kick-off if they are near fake flowers. The same can’t be said for real ones.


Choosing between real flowers and fake flowers can be a tough decision to make. Fake flowers tend to be the better option. Many local artisan gift and flower shops have a great selection of artificial flowers.  Here’s a tip: whatever you decide to buy, make sure to compare as many options as possible.

Weddings are major events. This is why it’s important to choose high quality flowers, regardless if they’re fake or real.