(Closed) fake hydrangea?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

 I am looking to see if I can find good fake ones too as I am getting married in March! If/when I find anything I’ll let you know!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The fakes that are worth anything and don’t look aweful are the real touch ones, and you can actually get real ones for cheaper! Just an FYI!!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I want hydrangeas in my bouquet, but my florist told me she wouldn’t use real– only in the arrangements/centerpieces. We did find some awesome fake ones for my bouquet from Restoration Hardware. If your heart is set on hydrangeas– I would suggest using fake in a bouquet, but shop around! You have almost a year to find them 🙂

Oh carnations are A LOT cheaper than hydrangeas & they will hold up better. Where I live, you can get 2 bouquets of carnations for about $10-15, where as 4 stems of hydrangeas cost about $20. Hydrangeas are very difficult to work with and need to constantly be in water or they die really, really quickly.

Carnations, when packed tightly in an arrangement or a bouquet, can look really pretty!

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I have found that I get the best deals at Hobby Lobby.  They regularly put their flowers on sale for 50% off.  Although the Real Touch look awesome, the regular silk ones look really good too – I mean the Dollar Store ones are not going to, but craft store stems.  Anyway – Hydrangeas always look awesome in a big group.  We’re using lots of silk ones – from Hobby Lobby – in my October wedding.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have to follow up on Querida’s message, I made a bouquet using real touch flowers (you can see the tut on my blog)  and the stems of hydrangea are $9.99, even if you use a 1/2 off coupon, they’re still $5, and a stem of hydrangea at my florist was like 4 – 5 bucks for a real one! Then you can get them professionally arranged and real at the same price if not a little less than the real touches.

Just an FYI!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@LLaurra – The thing with bouquets is that pretty much ALL florsts advice against using real hydrangeas in a bouquet.  I had my heart set on them and was very disapointed when 9 out of 10 florists told me they wouldnt do it because they would be totally wilted by the end of the day.  They really need water to stay looking nice, I even bugged them to use those little water tube things and hide them with the ribbon and they said its not enough.  I think I will just have to go for another flower for the bouquets and boots.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

hobby lobby and michaels both carry nice looking artificial hydrangeas and tons of colors

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I bought silk hydrangea’s from http://www.afloral.com and they were super cheap.  $1.89 per stem.  They were on clearance (but exactly the color I was looking for).  I ended up cutting them all off the stems to make pomanders and floral initals out of.  I thought they looked great.  Comparable to the ones you see at Michael’s.

Shipping was also super fast through them.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am looking at using faux hydrangea flowers at my wedding too, because it will be in winter and they most likely will not be available at that time. I have priced out a lot of places. You can find them from $5.99, $6.99, and $9.99 for 1 stem all at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Joann Fabric. They have a lot of colors, and all are all pretty much the same quality. Hobby Lobby and Joann usually have either 10% or 50% off all florals.

I also heard that dried hydrangea are pretty too, depending on what you are going to use them for. You can buy bunches or boxes of them on ebay or etsy for about $1 a stem. I am probably going to go with dried because I am going to mixing them with dried curly willow for a winter look. Check it out:

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