Fake it Beautifully With Artificial Flowers

Posted 21 January 2020

Artificial Flowers are In

Whatever you like to call them, fake, faux or artificial flowers are becoming more and more popular for wedding bouquets, table centrepieces, corsages, backdrops, and all types of event decorations.

The quality of silk artificial flowers has improved over the years and quality faux flowers can look the real deal.  The fake flowers from yesteryears were manufactured with low grade materials and looked cheap and nasty, they even had that horrible plastic smell. Fortunately, today’s fake flowers are manufactured with new high quality materials and look very realistic and life like.

Beautiful Artificial Wedding Boquet

Artificial wedding bouquet by Floret Designs

We attended a wedding recently and walked into the Reception held at the Crown Ballroom in Perth and the room looked stunning.  The tables had large gold stands with beautiful soft pink and cream floral arrangements.  They were so stunning, I even took a photo to show my daughters.  It wasn’t until half way through the evening after staring at them so much because they were so nice, that we realised they were not fresh flower arrangements.

If you are considering faux flowers for your event, we recommend engaging a florist or a floral creative to design your arrangements, as they have access to the highest quality flowers and know all the tricks of the trade to make your arrangement look as life like as possible.  We would not recommend purchasing flowers online and attempting to create yourself as you cannot see the quality of the flowers until they arrive.  Reading reviews and comments from people who have set out to do this, they have been very disappointed with the quality of the flowers, looking very plastic, leaves and flowers falling off, lots of stringy, visible glue over them etc.

Currently we are seeing artificial flowers for wedding bouquets, table centrepieces, bridal tables, arbour decorations, wedding isle flowers, school ball corsages, flower crowns, and event decoration backdrops and props.


Flower crown Corsage with a Twist                                   Floral Numbers The Secret Flower Society

Benefits of artificial flowers are;

  • They are everlasting and a lovely keepsake
  • Value for money
  • Choice of flowers available (often fresh blooms you like may not be in season)
  • Allergy free
  • Reuse – the flowers can be redesigned into a decoration for the home or office
  • Durability
  • You can hire them


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