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5 Reasons why you should choose Artificial flowers over fresh

There’s no doubt about the fact that most people, when given the idea of an artificial flower, will imagine the cheap, unrealistic and plastic looking blooms that were once a big hit in the 60s and 70s. Fast forward 50 years and you find yourself here, with a plethora of stunning faux plants and flowers available on the market to brighten your home, wedding or event and best of all, they last for years. Over time, as the quality and realism of these blooms has improved, it starts to make us wonder why we continue to buy fresh flowers altogether when the faux alternatives can be just as beautiful.

Here at Grand Illusions, we have an extensive range of artificial plants and flowers available, so whether you’re after a seasonal display for your home, a garland of foliage for the staircase, stunning wedding and events flowers or a Christmas wreath you can use year after year, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 reasons why we think faux flowers are the way forward when it comes to investing in beautiful blooms.

Faux flowers are always in season

No matter what the time of year, opting for faux flowers means that you can choose exactly what you want without having to worry whether they’re in season or not. Perfect if you’ve got your heart set on a particular colour or variety for a wedding or occasion that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to have if you opted for the real thing. Choosing an artificial alternative means there are no boundaries on the types of blooms you have to choose from!

They last forever
Unlike fresh flowers, choosing an artificial option means that if they’re well looked after, they can last a lifetime! No need to have to repurchase a new bunch every week, you can mix and match the faux stems you have, adding in and removing different ones to create brand new arrangements to suit your interior or the season.

Furthermore, if you choose to use faux flowers and greenery for a wedding or event, these arrangements can be made months in advance and will continue to look bright, fresh, and full of life for years to come!  Plus, they come fully in bloom so you’ll never have to waste another day waiting for them to open up.

Hypoallergenic
Faux flowers are perfect for those who suffer from hay fever or pollen allergies. Having a realistic artificial replacement means your home interior will stay looking beautiful whilst also protecting those who may be highly sensitive to pollen- a win, win!

Durable and low maintenance
One of the biggest benefits of investing in artificial flowers is that once you’ve arranged them, they don’t really require any more of your undivided attention. No need to water them or worry about re-cutting the stems and there’s no chance of any wilting or colour fading too; they’ll stay in perfect condition all year round, just with the occasional dust here and there!

More economical
Of course, one of the main benefits of choosing to purchase faux flowers is that you only need to do it once. There’s no need for you to have to replace them every week like you would a fresh bunch, just arrange your chosen artificial stems and you’re good to go!

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