Artificial flowers & wedding bouquets: tips and ideas

Alick Burnett Managing director 🌻

Whether you're a bride (or groom)-to-be, a wedding planner, or a floral enthusiast, these are our top tips, ideas, and inspiration for creating unforgettable floral arrangements that will last a lifetime.

Woman in wedding dress holding white wedding bouquet with eucalyptus

Hey there lovebirds! 

Picking out your wedding flowers can feel like a whirlwind, right? With tons of options available and seasonality to worry about, choosing the perfect blooms might seem like a daunting task. But fear not! We're here to make it a breeze. There’s been a growing trend for artificial wedding bouquets recently, and it’s easy to see why!

Wedding flowers along a table

Is it okay to use artificial flowers for a wedding bouquet?

Absolutely! Artificial wedding bouquets are more popular than ever! With their durability, versatility, allergy-friendly nature, and even eco-conscious benefits, faux blooms offer a perfect solution for brides and grooms looking to add a touch of everlasting beauty to their special day. Embrace the magic of artificial flowers and create a bouquet that will be as timeless as your love story.

Check out our article for a full list of real vs faux plants.

Choosing the perfect artificial flowers for your wedding bouquet

There’s a lot to consider when selecting your wedding blooms. First things first, think about your colour palette, the vibe you want, and how everything fits into your wedding theme. Whether you're going for rustic chic or modern glam, there's a perfect bloom out there for you. You might find our recent blog post about the meaning and psychology behind flower colours helpful too!

Good quality flowers will use innovative materials like quality silk and latex to make them look and feel exceptionally real. Avoid hard, rigid plastic and check for an internal wire so you can bend and shape your flowers.

- Sarah, artificial plant and flower expert
Artificial rose bouquet outside on table

The perfect artificial flowers for your wedding theme 

At Blooming Artificial, we know that choosing the perfect flowers is key to setting the tone for your big day. Don't stress, because we've got your back with our favourite wedding trends and the best artificial flowers to match each theme!

Rustic barn wedding


Let's start with the ever-popular rustic theme. Picture a cosy barn setting, mason jar centrepieces, and lots of charming, country-inspired details. For this vibe, you can't go wrong with artificial flowers like sunflowers, gyp, and thistles. These blooms add a touch of rustic charm and look oh-so-adorable in bouquets and table arrangements.

Wedding table with white flowers

High glamour

A glamorous wedding calls for luxurious blooms that scream sophistication. Think artificial roses, orchids, and peonies in rich, jewel-toned colours. These show-stopping flowers will add a touch of opulence to your special day, without breaking the bank or wilting under pressure.

Boho wedding flowers


For the boho babes and free spirits out there, we've got something special in store. Embrace your wild side with artificial foliage such as eucalyptus, laurel and forest fern stems.  These trendy blooms are perfect for creating that laid-back, bohemian vibe that's all about nature-inspired beauty and relaxed elegance. 

White wedding bouquet


And let's not forget about the timeless classic: the romantic theme. If you're dreaming of a fairy tale wedding filled with love and enchantment, look no further than artificial flowers like roses, hydrangeas, and peonies. These traditional blooms exude romance and elegance, making them the perfect choice for a picture-perfect wedding day.

Fake enchanting flower bunch

Faux wedding flowers & plants

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Designing your own artificial wedding bouquet 

The simplest way to guarantee your bouquet perfectly aligns with your wedding theme and personal style is to create your own... and it’s actually easier than you might think! Our online shelves are stocked with a ton of single stems just waiting for your creative touch. Grab your favourites and start mixing and matching to create a bouquet that's totally you. Play around with different flower combos, shapes, and sizes until you've got something that screams your personality and vision.  

And here's a pro tip: don't forget the greenery and foliage! They're like the secret sauce that adds texture and depth to your bouquet masterpiece. 

Oh, and one more thing—don't be shy about mixing artificial flowers with real blooms or other elements. It's all about adding that extra bit of magic and uniqueness to your creation. 

Remember to trim your artificial stems down to size too!

How do you arrange artificial flowers for a wedding bouquet? 

  • Use floral foam or wire stems to keep those blooms in place and looking fabulous. 

  • Start layering your flowers like a pro, starting with the big ones as your main attraction and filling in the gaps with smaller blooms and foliage. 

  • Think about the size and shape of your bouquet in relation to your wedding dress and vibe. You want it to complement your look, not steal the show!

For a step-by-step tutorial, you can visit our blog on how to arrange artificial flowers. 

Artificial sensational flower arrangement in living space by Blooming Artificial

How do you make artificial flower arrangements look realistic?  

So, you've decided to go with artificial flowers for your wedding bouquet – excellent choice! Now, you might be wondering how to make those faux blooms look as stunningly realistic as the real deal.

First things first, let's talk about texture. One of the telltale signs of artificial flowers is that they can sometimes look a bit too perfect. To combat this, mix it up by incorporating different textures into your bouquet. Choose blooms with varying petal shapes and sizes, and don't forget about foliage – a little greenery can go a long way in adding authenticity. 

Next up, embrace imperfection. Real flowers aren't perfectly symmetrical, so why should your artificial ones be? Gently bend and manipulate the stems and petals to give them a more natural, organic look. A little bit of asymmetry here and there will add charm and character to your bouquet.

Now, let's talk colour. Real flowers often have subtle variations in hue that can be hard to replicate with artificial blooms. To make your bouquet look more lifelike, consider mixing shades of the same colour or adding in a few accent blooms with slightly different tones. This will create depth and dimension, just like a real bouquet. 

Consider adding flowers that have a special meaning to you, like your birth flower or a variety that holds sentimental value. Check out our blog on birth month flowers for more inspo!

Faux joyful bunch on windowsill

How to display an artificial wedding bouquet 

Alright, so you've got your stunning artificial wedding bouquet all ready to go, but now you're wondering how to show it off in all its glory.  

First off, let's talk about vases. Sure, vases are the classic choice for displaying bouquets, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Go for something unique and eye-catching, like a vintage mason jar, an elegant crystal vase, or even a quirky teapot for a whimsical touch. Get creative and let your personality shine! 

Another fun idea is to incorporate your bouquet into your wedding decor. Use it as a centrepiece for your reception tables or you could even hang it on the back of your chair or drape it over your wedding arch for a show-stopping focal point.

Artificial bouquet in shadow box frame

What to do with an artificial bridal bouquet after your wedding? 

How do you keep a fake bouquet? Well, we’re glad you asked. Here's how to keep the beauty alive (well, you know what we mean) well after the special day has passed. 

  • Keep your artificial bouquet looking fresh by giving it a gentle dusting with a soft brush or some compressed air. You can find out more about how to keep all your artificial flowers and plants clean in our help centre article.  

  • Store your bouquet in a cool, dry spot away from direct sunlight to keep those colours poppin' for ages. 

  • Want to keep your bouquet as a forever memory? Consider getting it professionally framed or displayed in a shadow box.

Artificial amethyst bouquet on grey dresser

Ready made artificial wedding bouquets 

Let's talk ready-made wedding bouquets! At Blooming Artificial, we've got a whole range of gorgeous arrangements ready to go for your big day. Whether you need something for the flower girls, bridesmaids, or the blushing bride herself, we've got you covered. Check out a few of our faves: 

🌸 Harmony bouquet: Picture charming pink and white ranunculus and roses, nestled among purple stock, sprays of gyp, and eucalyptus foliage. It's like a burst of colour and nature all in one! 

🍃 Fauxliage bouquet: Looking for something a bit more subdued? Our fauxliage bouquet is peaceful, delicate, and oh-so-sophisticated. Perfect for the bride who's all about that understated elegance. 

🌷 Pretty pastels bouquet:  Need something tranquil and harmonious? Our pretty pastels bouquet is just what you need to add that elegant touch to your special day. 

And guess what? There's plenty more where that came from! Explore our entire range of artificial wedding flowers and plants for your perfect day. 

So, there we have it! Our guide to fake flower wedding bouquet ideas! 

With the magic of artificial flowers, you can create a bouquet that'll be the envy of every flower lover out there. So, here’s to making wedding memories that last faux-ever!  

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