Using Faux Flowers vs. Fresh Blooms for Your Wedding

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Here at The Budget Savvy Bride, we love sharing wedding budget tips and ideas to help you make your wedding look luxe for less.

One of our favorite wedding budget hacks: renting your wedding flowers!

Yep, with the help of Something Borrowed Blooms, you can borrow silk bouquets, centerpieces, aisle decor, and more. Even substituting a portion of your wedding day floral arrangements with faux flowers can have a major impact on your budget.

And thanks to the absolutely impeccable quality of the flowers used in their arrangements, we bet your guests will be none-the-wiser of your savviness!

12 Reasons to Opt for Faux Flowers over Fresh

Watch our video where we share over a dozen reasons why renting silk wedding flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms is a great choice for budget-savvy brides!


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These faux floral arrangements pass the test with flying colors. Just check out the gorgeous images below and see for yourself. Tell us… can you tell if these are fresh or faux? Real or fake? Live or silk?

The Sophia Collection - Silk Wedding Flowers - Fresh vs Faux
Photo by @thekatiebarnett

These bride and bridesmaids bouquets feature a variety of white and blush roses, white peony buds, and mini ranunculus with pops of greenery added by dusty miller leaves. This style is absolutely timeless…. and 100% FAUX! See more of The Sophia Collection on Something Borrowed Blooms.


The Olivia Collection - Silk Wedding Flowers - Fresh vs Faux
Photo by @catherineguidry

FRESH OR FAUX?

How about this absolutely STUNNING bridal bouquet? It looks like it’s straight out of a luxury wedding magazine, right?

This gorgeous, slightly rustic, hand-tied design features ivory roses, mini ranunculus, rosemary & olive bushes. And it’s 100% made from SILK and available to rent for only $65! Say what!?

Just FYI… a fresh bouquet of this size and quality would easily run you a couple hundred bucks from a florist.

Check out The Olivia Collection on Something Borrowed Blooms.


Cameron Collection

REAL OR FAKE?

You may be starting to pick up on the idea here. Yes, you can get silk flowers that look just as beautiful as real ones, and for a fraction of the price of hiring a pro florist. This is a major wedding industry disruption if I ever saw one. How gorgeous are these chic and whimsical bouquets from The Cameron Collection from Something Borrowed Blooms?


Shelbie Collection from Something Borrowed Blooms
Shelbie Collection from Something Borrowed Blooms
Shelbie Collection from Something Borrowed Blooms

LIVE OR SILK?

The silk flower love doesn’t stop with hand flowers and bouquets. Rent your reception centerpieces and other wedding decor, too! All of Something Borrowed Blooms items are made from the highest quality materials for a look that is totally realistic.

These lush floral centerpieces are silk flower perfection from the Shelbie Collection from Something Borrowed Blooms.

Fresh Flowers vs. Silk Flowers for Your Wedding
photo by Tricia Miller

Can you spot the difference between real and silk flowers?

Now, this is actually kind of a tricky one… the bridesmaids are carrying bouquets from The Olivia Collection from Something Borrowed Blooms while the bride herself is carrying a fresh floral bouquet. Look how gorgeously you can mix and match your rented blooms in with the real thing, and your guests will be none-the-wiser!

⭐️ See more pics of Something Borrowed Blooms in action at a real wedding featured here on The Budget Savvy Bride!


To be honest, the photos don’t even do these beauties justice. Something Borrowed Blooms is the perfect solution for the savvy bride who wants *gorgeous* wedding flowers on a budget, without the hassle and time commitment of DIY.

Not to mention, when you borrow their beautifully pre-arranged silk blooms, you won’t have to worry about your flowers fading throughout the day due to heat or humidity. If you plan to tie the knot in the summer months, stick with flowers that you know will last your entire day!

Plus, renting items for your wedding instead of buying will create less waste for a lesser expense! So it’s both a budget-savvy *and* eco-friendly wedding idea!

Your wallet will be happy. You’ll save your sanity. Your photos will be stunning. What’s not to love?


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Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.Β