I have noticed that western style gardens _ such as those seen in big castles, for example _ characterize themselves by man_made forms that generally follow symmetric patterns. In contrast, Japanese gardens, while also man_made, always try to recreate lifelike landscapes, by using not only botanical elements but also water, gravel, rocks and other natural components. In a similar manner, when compared to western floral arrangements, Ikebana compositions also have a stronger emphasis in reproducing natural settings.
Budget Issues: Hiring professionals is often considered expensive but there is also a solution for this issue. If your budget is low then experts can give you the best floral decoration without spending too much in unnecessary things. But, in case of amateur chances are high that your most of the budget get wasted in the purchase of needless items and your decoration gets only satisfactory which you don not want after spending thousands of dollars.