What will it be fresh flowers, dry, or artificial ones? Now here is a dilemma many people have when it comes to choosing the best flower arrangement for a special occasion or just for a home decoration. It would be a lot easier to decide if you can consider factors like budgeting or personal liking. But from past experience, you should definitely go with fresh flower arrangements especially if you want to use them as a symbol of your personality and style.
1. Artificial flower arrangements
A lot of people who choose artificial flowers, choose them simply due the low maintenance factor. All you have to do is put the floral arrangement it in a corner, forget about it and go about your business, because you wont have to worry about any water spills or having to change the soil or even prune the leaves. Hence they can be regarded as just any other of your decorative items. Artificial flowers might require a little cleaning every once in a while, but dont worry too much about it: all you have to do is wipe them with a damp cloth.
Low cost is another reason greatly justifying the choice of artificial flowers. Most of the times the cost of artificial flowers is lower than the price of natural flowers, however, remember that the quality often matches the price of the artificial flower product.
In case you are buying artificial flowers to gift a dear one then before you actually buy them think again. Obviously artificial flowers are durable but they do not match the status of love and respect that natural flowers have acquired over ages. Visualize how would you look and the look on your mothers or wifes or sweethearts face when you present a bouquet of artificial flowers Artificial flowers do not create a loving memory as much as natural flowers do and after all it is the memory that we carry in our hearts not the object.
Why would people want to use artificial flower arrangements instead of using natural, fresh, flowers? It could be owing to two general reasons. You or your loved one is sadly allergic to fresh flowers.
The other reason could the meeting location. Of course you may want an arrangement of fresh roses for your wedding but importing them to a distant location may really not suit your budget too. Just stick with some quality silk roses instead and use the budget for something else. Also think twice if you are getting married on a hot summer day then the fresh flowers are more likely to wilt unlike the artificial ones but still you can use natural flowers if you have planned careffully keeping this factor in mind. (Find local types of flowers in remote areas and make sure you have refrigeration for the flowers in summer.) Its up to you to decide whether you want artificial flowers or fresh ones for any occasion.
2. Dried flower arrangements
In case you need durability then you can also go for the dried flowers. Now this is because although they are dry they do still have some of their natural qualities. Various flowers are dried using various preservation procedures like freeze-drying, air-drying, using microwave or silica gel considering best preservation of their natural qualities. Preservation methods can be easily adopted to dry flowers on your own.
The preservation method required to preserve different flowers largely dominates the choce of flowers when you decide to dry them on your own. Want to keep them forever? You have two options:
Select artificial flowers as they will never look any different at all;
Even if you dry or preserve flowers to build durability, they will definitely not be durable forever.
I think making an effort to keep the flowers forever if like making an effort to keep oneself young forever. They are of course splendid when fresh and over a period of time s only natural that they will deteriorate in condition and we should just simply let go of them. Why use artificial flowers when can simply have more fresh flowers creating freshness in our lives?
3. The best choice - fresh flower arrangements
Taking out fresh flowers for an occasion or home or office is purely a matter of personal taste and so the choice of flowers will be different from one person to another. Nature has offered us wide variety of beautiful flowers making it easy for us to find one suiting our personality. No matter where you buy them from; a local florist or an online florist or even grow them in your garden they fresh flowers are simply the best.
Natural flowers come with so much of beauty in their colors texture, fragrance and appearance that they make a statement - This is a special occasion. when you decide to buy fresh flowers and fix a certain limited budget you must select flowers that are available in local markets and are in season. That is exactly how you can get the most beautiful feeling of fresh and fragrant atmosphere anytime.
When it is about flower arrangement it all boils down to which one makes you happy. What is it that you want your flowers to say before you do What is it that you want your flowers to express gently? What do you want to remember twenty years from now about your wedding? Do you want a house full of life and nature or do you like a more static dcor? Fresh flowers can convert a dull environment into a lively one. You should think about which of all the colors and fragrances make you happier. Check out a few magazines or even talk with your local florist for suggestions, then you will be ready to turn your visions into reality.