Often, especially when using higher quality flowers, there is not a big price difference between artificial and real. But there are benefits to using artificial. They tend to hold up better, give you great flexibility in creating designs, never have an off season, don’t need to be watered, and almost nobody is allergic to them.
These are not your mom’s or your grandmother’s artificial flowers either. While you can buy a lower grade flower at the dollar store, and these often work for some parts of the wedding, the quality on the higher grade and natural touch silk flowers is exceptional. With natural touch, even the bees have a hard time telling them from real.
Still hooked on real, consider blending. Maybe you use real flowers for your bouquet and artificial flowers for table decorations.