Well yes, of course you can. It’s your wedding, you can do whatever you want. What you’re really asking is ‘should I use silk gerberas for my wedding bouquet?’ which is a slightly different question.

First, there is the question of silk flowers in general. Some people don’t like them and don’t enjoy the idea of a wedding with artificial flowers, but there are some circumstances where they are ideal, and others where they are downright essential.

If you would like to use silk flowers, but there are those in your family who think it’s wrong, silk gerber daisies are a fabulous choice because the really good ones, usually described as ‘real touch’ are almost impossible to tell from the real thing.  So you could just use them, and don’t tell.

If you’d like to use silk flowers because you want a color scheme that doesn’t exist in nature, then its likely you will be spotted, so my advice is simple; don’t. Gerberas come in many shades, colors and sizes, but, for example they do not come in blue, unless dyed, spray painted or artificial. If you’re looking for a blue flower, go for delphiniums, cornflowers or best of all, [amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”Silk Bouquets” market_place=”US” shuffle_products=”True” show_border=”True” keywords=”silk wedding bouquets” browse_node=”” search_index=”HomeGarden” /], all of which can be found in silk.  Silk hydrangeas especially look extremely natural.

When You Must Use Silk Flowers

If you’re not a florist and you’re making your own bouquet, use silk flowers. You’ll have plenty of time to work our what you want and to make it work. There are many many places where you can get everything you need to build a beautiful bouquet.

If you’re being married somewhere sunny and warm, like a Caribbean Island, somewhere exotic and Mediterranean and of course on the beach in Florida, the chances are that your bouquet will suffer from the heat, and you don’t want it to be wilting in the wedding photographs.  You can get round this with real flowers in two ways;

choose heat resistant flowers, usually tropicals, or perhaps forget flowers entirely and use something like seashells or ribbons and feathers.

have more than one bouquet, one to carry, one get in cold storage for the pictures and afterwards.

With silk flowers there is no problem.

Again, if you are traveling to a remote location, or just going back home and you’ve had little chance to visit and talk with the florist before the wedding, you might want to have the bouquet made by a florist you know and have time to talk to. In this case silk is pretty well your only option.

One final reason to use silk flowers is cost. There are many many artificial bouquets available online and from stores, usually at low cost. Some of those made from gerbera daisies are amongst the most realistic. Simply add a beautiful bow, and in most cases your guests will have no idea you didn’t spend a fortune on a one of a kind bouquet.


2 Responses to “Can I Use Silk Gerberas For My Wedding Bouquet?”

  1. I agree. I know that some brides feel underpressure to use fresh flowers, but if you choose carefully, silk flowers can be so realistic no0-one will know. You can even get fragrance sprays for them. I’d say if you want silk flowers, go for it!

  2. I think it depends on what you are looking for. If you want to cause a sensation with your bouquet, and you can afford it and have a florist who can achieve it, then go for it.

    Since shower or cascade bouquets are now making a comeback, I’m guessing fewer brides will give this a try, but as many yourbuve videos show, its not that hard with today’s foam bouquet holders which you can easily get from places like amazon.