Post # 1
I am planning my wedding, and going to be on a tight budget. My fianee and I are paying for everything myself so there are definitley some things that I will need to give on. I would love to have real flowers but I am leaning toward having artificial to save money.
I need help! What are the thoughts on having artificial bouquets? Do they look cheap and cheesy? Should I just for go other things in order to have real flowers?? What about real bouquets and artifiical centerpieces and aisle decor?
Post # 3
I am having both….my bouquet and wedding party flowers will be real but my other arrangements will be artificial….
My gazebo decor and pomander balls for the isle will be artificial! Mine are looking really good so far! I say do a mix of both….artifical flowers look great if done right!
Post # 4
I vote artificial! Flowers are bad for my allergies so I will be using all silk flowers except for 4 live roses involved in the ceremony.
Post # 5
I just ordered my bouquet from afloral.com. They’re silk flowers. The bouquet looks gorgeous and had some great reviews. I paid $10 for it (not including shipping).
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Post # 6
I don’t care for fake flowers, as even the better-quality silk ones still look fake.
To save money on flowers, I’d do the bouquets with local, in-season (real) flowers, and have non-floral centerpieces.
Post # 7
I’m not fond of artificial flowers, however, for my wedding I used a combination of artificial and real as the purple hydrangea that i wanted as a filler was out of season! So I ended up with fake hydrangea, real roses and real callas and the combination of real and fake reduced my flower cost quite a lot!
I would also do non floral centerpieces.. candles are just as beautiful.
Post # 8
If you don’t mind the look of artificial and don’t care if your guests can tell then get fake. But if you care, or care if your guests notice get real. Even the “best” artificial look fake.
Local, in season or a simple single stem flower, won’t be that expensive, especially if you get the from a grocery store and DIY them.
Post # 9
All the flowers in my wedding were made with paper. They were a lot of work, but saved us a ton of money and I think they looked great! 🙂 I typically don’t like things that are trying to imitate the real thing (I dislike fake plants, fake wood panneling, ect), but I liked the paper flowers because they looked artsy!
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If you want real flowers, check out Sam’s Club or Fifty Flowers.com. Make it simple- 2-3 flowers, and you can easily DIY bouquets- I got a book out of the library with step-by-step instructions. Centerpieces can also by DIY- and a bunch of votives candles (I got a great deal on these at Big Lots) with a simple arrangement goes a long way.