Flowers Beyond Belief: the Pros and Cons of Wedding Florals


February 14, 2024


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In the journey of wedding planning, the choice of flowers adds so much more than just color to your day. Fresh flowers, faux silk florals, and Sola Wood flowers each offer distinctive characteristics, and understanding their pros and cons is pivotal in curating an aesthetic that not only complements your vision but also stands the test of time. Join us on a journey through the blooming landscapes of wedding flowers, where we’ll unravel the merits and considerations of each option.Choosing the perfect florals for your wedding day is an art, and each bloom brings its unique charm. From the timeless allure of fresh blooms to the versatility of silks and the everlasting elegance of Sola, each option has its pros and cons. Let’s embark on a floral journey to help you make the blooming choice for your special day!

Fresh Flowers:


  1. Natural Beauty: The unmatched beauty and fragrance of fresh flowers create a sensory experience, enhancing the overall ambiance of your celebration that for many is unbeatable.
  2. Versatility: Fresh blossoms offer a vast array of colors, shapes, and sizes, allowing for diverse and intricate floral arrangements.
  3. Traditional Elegance: A classic choice, fresh flowers embody the traditional charm associated with weddings. This is the expected choice for a reason.


  1. Limited Longevity: Fresh florals have a short lifespan, and their beauty may fade within a few days, limiting their longevity as a keepsake. This also means you will have to take in factors like weather on your wedding day to make sure you do not end up with wilting beauty in all of your photos. 
  2. Seasonal Constraints: Certain flowers are seasonal, affecting availability and potentially increasing costs during peak seasons.You want Dahlias in the winter- be prepared to pay a high price for them. 
A lovely seasonal bouquet with real flowers.

Silk Faux Florals:


  1. Endless Variety: Silk flowers provide an extensive range of options, allowing you to choose any bloom regardless of its season or realistic constraints.
  2. Long-Lasting: Silks last forever with minimal upkeep, serving as a lasting memento from your special day.
  3. Cost-Effective: Generally more budget-friendly than fresh blooms, silk blooms can help manage overall wedding costs.


  1. Artificial Aesthetic: Some may find the appearance of silk flowers less authentic compared to fresh blooms. The more realistic you want them to look, the more you must pay for them. 
  2. Less Presence: While visually stunning, silks lack the natural fragrance associated with fresh blossoms meaning they do not create the ambiance you would get from scented Sola or fresh choices. 
A stunning arbor and dangling flower backdrop made of silk faux flowers.

Sola Wood Flowers:


  1. Everlasting Beauty: Sola Wood flowers offer timeless beauty that lasts forever, serving as a zero maintenance cherished keepsake.  
  2. Eco-Friendly: Crafted from tapioca plants, Sola are a sustainable and biodegradable choice, making them environmentally conscious.
  3. Versatile Styling: Sola florals can be dyed to match any color palette, offering versatility in creating customized and unique arrangements.You can have any flower, any season, in any color you choose. 
  4. Low Financial Investment: While you do need to purchase more elements than you would for silk flowers, Sola offers lots of discounts and sales that can seriously lower your investment for your bouquet. If you choose to build your own bouquet, you save the florist fees and other upcharges for fresh . 


  1. Time Investment: While cost-effective, Sola florals need to be assembled from pieces to create a gorgeous final product. This means that whether you DIY your bouquet or have it made professionally, it will take longer than it would just going to a florist shop and picking some fresh flowers. 
  2. Limited Natural Fragrance: Sola have no scent on their own so in order to create an ambient impact you will need to scent them with essential oils or find your fragrance another way.
A beautiful Winter Sola Wood flower bouquet.

As you embark on the exciting journey of selecting flowers for your wedding, remember that each petal contributes to the story of your love. Selecting the right flowers for your wedding day involves considering longevity, style, and cost. Whether you prefer the ephemeral beauty of fresh flowers, the versatility of silk fakes, or the everlasting elegance of Sola Wood, your choice is a reflection of your unique style and priorities. Whatever direction you choose to travel, we at EZ Elopements are ready to help you build the bouquet of your dreams. With our staff florist by your side, your dreams can become a reality with zero stress.  For more ideas and inspiration, head to our Gallery or check out our Pinterest page!

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