Are fake flowers cheesy ?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
641 posts
Busy bee

I’m not opposed too them by any means, but whenever I realize they’re fake, I always have this tiny little flicker of disappointment. Not a stern matriarchal judgey dissappointment, but the same dissappoinent as when you see a fluffy looking rug in a shop, and you touch it, and it’s just coarse and mealy.

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Bracelet00:  Yes! This is EXACTLY how I feel! Not disapproving, but just a teensy flicker of disappointment!

I don’t mind the,, I just REALLY love real flowers! (Grandma was a florist)

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Not cheesy…but I will tell you we had fake flowers & to this day it’s my only regret about our wedding. 

Post # 6
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I would say go with something else– feathers or leaves or wood or crystals or something. Fake flowers are trying to be something they’re not.

Post # 7
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sometimes fake flowers can look nice but I find that when they dont look cheesy they cost an atm and a leg.

Post # 8
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It really depends on who you ask. Personally, I don’t like them at all. They remind me of my grandma. Or DH’s mom. 

Post # 9
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our bouquet and boutonnieres were fake and everyone really liked them. Plus I didn’t have to worry about flowers wilting in the Florida heat/humidity.

I also love that now I get to keep my bouquet forever!


Post # 10
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Lucindamarie:  I am not a fan of fake flowers. No matter how nicely made, they still look fake. Not to mention guests will almost always reach out and feel them- and will know that they are fake. 


Other ideas for centerpieces, books, cut wood, feathers, branches (with a small amount of scattered fresh flowers), sculptures, birdcages, candleabras

Post # 11
1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I’m going with natural touch flowers, they look and feel real.   They aren’t cheap, but I’m DIY so they’re still WAY WAY cheaper than getting them from a florist.

Post # 12
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I really prefer real flowers to fake flowers.  Fake flowers remind me of when I worked at a nursing home in college and super dusty fake flowers where everywhere!  


For the record, I do understand why people use them.  But real always trumps fake!

Thankfully I had a friend who does floral work on the side, and I was able to get real flowers at a huge discount.  


Post # 13
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@Bracelet00:  I love flowers and plant material, so faux flowers are just not attractive to me.

For burnt orange you can do many imaginative things: fall leaves, come to mind. Mums are very inexpensive that time of years. etc.

Post # 14
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t like them. Natural flowers are 10 times more beautiful. Well, fake flowers, to me, are just not beautiful at all. They don’t ahve to be expensive if you just buy wholesale flowers

Post # 15
1996 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not a fan of fake flowers at all. If it’s an issue of $$ I’d use seasonal less expensive flowers & would diy. 

Post # 16
1208 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

Eh… fake flowers are pretty bad in my opinion for any reason especially a wedding.  But to each their own.

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