Post # 1
I have been thinking a lot about the flowers for my wedding. I have been leaning more towards real than fake because I think the fake have looked too fake. Now due to actually looking at the cost of real flowers and the fact that we are trying to keep to a very tight and low budget I am leaning more towards fake ones.
Has anyone had any experience with fake flowers or any tips on where I can find real ones at a reasonable price online?
What are your thoughts on real or fake flowers?
Post # 3
@bumpswonder: I used fiftyflowers.com and Costco for my flowers (real) and DIY’d them. I think it’s much harder to make silk/fake flowers to look nice (I don’t have that kind of skill). My flowers cost me $320 total.
Post # 4
@bumpswonder: I haven’t gotten them yet, but i am planning on doing fake flowers and going with afloral.com. i’m doing everything as super budget friendly as i can – and quite frankly there are just other things i would rather spend my money on. we are also doing a destination wedding, so it just seems easier to just throw them on my carry on rather than deal with another vendor there…
Post # 5
Fake!! it is a1/4 of the cost and you can sell them. I have seen many weddings done with fake, an looks beautiful. All about finding the right product.
I bought silk hydrangeas from efavormart, andvery happy with them. I am bunching them with real babys breath to give that real scent.
But this is also dependent on wedding size and cost. We are doing fake becaus we have huge families therefore, our guest list is huge and huge venue.
Post # 6
@bumpswonder: We are going with fake for the bouquets to save some money since I have 7 bridesmaids. I was worried because I really don’t like when you can tell flowers are fake but I discovered this shop that uses sola wood flowers and I think they look fantastic! Also they are a keepsake after the wedding 🙂
Check em out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloralCrafts
We are using real flowers for our centerpieces but we are buying the flowers from the grocery store and arranging them ourselves 🙂
Post # 7
I was talking to the FI and my moh about this issue and I believe we have decided to do a mixture of fake and real. He pointed out if we do the centerpieces in fake they can be done in advanced and not add to the other projects that I have to do and need to be done the week of. Then we can do the bouquets in real and since it will only be 3, as I have a small wedding party, it won’t be as hectic. Also hes not wanting me to become a bridezilla and etc.