Are fake flowers really THAT bad?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Should I use fake flowers or look for cheaper fresh flowers?
    Keep looking for fresh flowers--you CAN'T use fake!! : (151 votes)
    38 %
    Fake are perfectly fine--no point wasting your money! : (227 votes)
    57 %
    Other : (20 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I know many people who have done that. Including my aunt, back in the 1980s…you would never tell they were fake from the pix. Don’t worry about it, I am sure your flowers will look great, whether real or not!

     

    Post # 4
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    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m doing silk 🙂 check out afloral.com

    Post # 5
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you use the “real touch” I think it will look fine. Only downside is they are pretty expensive. Since you are only using daisies, have you looked at fiftyflowers.com or sams club online? They both sell flowers in bulk for a really reasonable price. It shouldn’t be too hard to DIY. I am doing the flowers for my wedding myself. 

    Post # 6
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    413 posts
    Helper bee

    We did our own and they look fabulous!  You have to do what fits your budget and not worry that others think you should have used real.

    Years ago, fake flowers looked cheap and plastic.  That isn’t the case anymore and you can put together a lovely arrangement without breaking the bank.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not doing silk because I don’t trust myself to arrange them but I’ve seen beautiful silk arrangements, just make sure they are nice ones 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You just have to find the right silk flowers. I want peonies and those are super expensive after a certain date in June. I’m currently looking for silk.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Nice fake flowers are really quite expensive and so you don’t really save money and IMHO cheap fake flowers look fake.

    I went with a grocery store to do my fresh flowers and it was quite a bit cheaper than any independent florists that I spoke to!

    Post # 10
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    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @FMM: Your flowers were from a grocery store?!?!

    Post # 11
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    $125 for a bridal bouquet sounds about right, but $85 for bms is really high. i would contact a few other florists.

    Post # 12
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    i dont think they are bad, i made this centerpice for my bridal shower

    Post # 13
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    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    Real touch flowers can look quite real in photos and in person. It definitely depends on how you arrange them and what type of flower/brand you use. They can get as expensive as real flowers if you don’t purchase them on sale. Overall, I have a huge problem paying for a decoration that is dead the next day so we’ll be using beads and real touch. It really is just a personal preference; you will get half the bees saying “never!” and the other half that think it’s a great idea.

    Post # 14
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    fake flowers can get pricey too – have you thought of buyin fresh flowers in bulk and making your own bouqets? we ordered 125 roses for 150 bucks from sams club -that is enough for my bouquet all my BMs and the groomsmen bouts. My FSIL had done this for her wedding and i helped make the bouquets, it was much easier than i had anticipated so i went this route for my wedding as well.

    here are her flowers

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @ MissTattoo: I’m using peonies too and I found the ones I’m using in my centerpieces at JoAnns. They have a website if you don’t have one in your area

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @jennylynn13: Awesome! Do you have photos!?

    I kind of feel like even if silk flowers cost the same as fresh ones, the silk ones will last forever. Fresh flowers will die in a few days.

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