Why Choose Artificial Silk Flowers over Fresh?


 Why Choose Artificial Wedding Flowers?

Many people ask us what sets us apart from fresh flower florists and what are the benefits of choosing silk and artificial flowers for their wedding day.

Traditionally couples have always opted for fresh flowers for their big day but today, more and more couples are deciding to choose silk flowers. With both the quality and realism of todays silk and artificial flowers many people cannot actually tell the difference in the silk flowers from the real ones.

Many couples are also on a tighter budget but also want their wedding and venue to look beautiful decorated with stunning flower displays which they simply cant afford with fresh flower arrangements.  We have researched that our stunning centrepiece displays average at just a third of the price compared to the same displays with fresh flowers. That’s an amazing saving when you think about all the extra costs involved with planning your dream wedding.

There are many other crucial benefits to choosing silk flowers, such as not having to worry about flowers wilting or being delivered on time. With silk flowers, they will never wilt and can be delivered in advance of the big day relieving you of the stress that they will arrive in time, they wont droop and they can also be kept for years to come as a lovely keepsake of your wedding day.

Many people nowadays also suffer from many allergies and hayfever so with silk and artificial flowers there is no chance of red noses, watering eyes and wasps and insects chasing you for the pollen. We also try and include scented candles where possible to our table centrepieces to give off beautiful scents to wedding guests.

Artificial flowers also tend to be much lighter than fresh flowers allowing younger bridesmaids to have bouquets of their own and also for couples tying the knot abroad, these bouquets can be carried or packed to go abroad alleviating them of the stress trying to find their flowers once abroad.

Another main advantage to choosing silk and artificial  flowers is the choice you have. With fresh flowers, many flowers are seasonal and only come in certain colours. With artificial flowers, they aren’t seasonal so you can be sure to have your favourite flowers all year round in the exact colour you want. Even with colour schemes becoming more elaborate we have always met their exact colour scheme with our designs.



Here at Sussex Wedding Creations, we can cater for not just the venue and table flowers but also your bouquets and buttonholes.

Comfort is very important when choosing your wedding  flowers which is why many brides opt for the hand tied weddingbouquet which is easier to hold.  They look pretty in a relaxed photograph or when you wrap your arms around the back or in front of your groom where once again the bouquet is not imposing but just pretty.


Shower and trailing bouquets also look beautiful in photographs providing they are not too big and don’t overpower your dress. A little more awkward to hold they should be positioned just below your waist line then tilted up slightly towards the camera for photographs. They look great when photographed next to the register when signing your names and are often chosen as they can help to make a fuller figure look slimmer.


Matching buttonholes, corsages, bridesmaids flowers, posies and hair accessories can be made in colours to match your silk wedding bouquet as they are available in fashion colours including dark and light blue to blacks and browns as well as the more natural colours in ivory, white, green, pinks and purples. Many brides are astounded by how life like our silk and artificial wedding bouquets are and love being able to choose from fresh country garden look to a traditional round posy style in addition to whether or not to go for pearls, beads or diamante for added sparkle.

Venue and Table Centrepiece Flowers

At Sussex Wedding Creations, we offer our extensive collection of centrepieces ranging from the popular fishbowl designs, martini vases, birdcages, candelabras, cake stands, tall vases and more rustic jugs and simple vases which all come decorated with flower arrangements. All our customers and their wedding guests all comment on how beautiful and realistic the arrangements are.  We also coordinate the table decorations and flowers with the other venue decorations such as staircase flowers or top table arrangements.

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