In these cold winter months, it’s rather cruel that our Pinterest feeds are flooded with images of couples tying the knot on white sandy beaches, palm trees gently swaying in the breeze above them and a tropical sun blazing in the sky. But if you are one of those lucky brides getting married abroad, you are probably over the moon and excitedly planning away.
There are tons of benefits to a destination wedding, especially a tropical one—gorgeous photos and a nice suntan, for starters. But there are some things you need to consider carefully, not least of all your flower arrangements.
Brides often choose silk flowers instead of fresh ones when travelling to an exotic destination for their wedding. Silk Blooms, the only manufacturer of silk wedding flowers in the UK, explains why:
Michelle’s wedding in Rhodes
1. Destination weddings often involve getting married at a hotel, where the bride and groom purchase a wedding package. This may seem cost-effective, but the downside is that you have a very limited choice of flowers and colours. If you were hoping to get your dream wedding bouquet, you may be disappointed. Silk flowers, on the other hand, come in any kind of flower, at any time of year.
2. What’s more, your silk flowers can be customised to the exact colour of your choice. Silk Blooms uses the latest technology to match the colour of your flowers exactly to that of your colour swatch.
3. Which brings us to the next benefit: it is so easy to travel with your silk flowers! Simply by bubble-wrapping and packing them in a hard suitcase, you will find that they will arrive intact at your destination.
Chantelle’s wedding in Cyprus with bouquets by Silk Blooms
4. Once you get to your dream location, your flowers will keep on looking like the day you bought them, whereas real flowers wilt in the heat, may easily be damaged if they are dropped, or simply fall apart by the end of the day. At the end of the night, you can either toss your bouquet… or keep it forever! That’s right, your silk flowers are virtually eternal. This makes them the perfect keepsake to remember your wedding day by.
Nicola and Darren’s wedding in Cyprus
There are many more advantages to having silk flowers – you can pass on your flowers to your daughter, along with your dress, when the time comes, or donate your wedding flowers to a charitable cause. In any case, you simply can’t go wrong with silk flowers!
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