I love weddings and wedding planning, so being engaged is fun for me! As I plan ahead for the big day, I’ve been thinking about what I’ll need for the ceremony in order to decorate it. Weddings and flowers are almost synonymous, and I had been planning on doing a modest selection of bouquets in order to keep unnecessary expense down. It hadn’t occurred to me that I didn’t have to use live flowers until I got an email from Silk Plants Direct.
These aren’t your grandma’s artificial flowers! Just browsing the website, I was really impressed by how nice and “Real” the arrangements looked. I thought this would be absolutely perfect for my bridesmaid bouquets, so I got to work looking at different arrangements and seeing which ones I liked the best.
I know I want my bridesmaid dresses to be pink, because duh, but I haven’t picked out a specific dress yet, so I wanted to go for a bouquet in a pink-y tone that could be flexible depending on what I choose. I’m not gonna lie, I totally photoshopped the bouquet I had in mind onto pictures of a couple of different sample bridesmaid dresses to get an idea of how it might look! I ended up settling on Peony, Ranunculus Bouquet in Cream and Fuchsia. I liked the arrangement of the flowers and thought it looked really perfect for a wedding. I also thought the shade of fuchsia should be pretty versatile and give me some wiggle room for the shade of the dress. These come in a pack of 12, so it’s the perfect size for a wedding party.
I was curious to see how good these would look in real life, and I’m pleased to say I was not disappointed! They are so beautiful – miles different from the artificial flowers I’m used to seeing. I love them so much, and it’s already gotten the thumbs-up from one of the bridesmaids who saw them, so I think I did good! I love that I won’t have to worry about indoor plant care or transporting fresh flowers to the venue – plus, it makes a fun keepsake for each of the girls that they can use as a decoration later. And at $91.99 for 12 bouquets, I think it’s pretty cost effective compared to real flowers! Honestly, I don’t think anyone will even really be able to tell a difference, because the bouquets look so nice. Thanks, Silk Plants Direct!