Post # 1
Hey everyone! So I recently got engaged and am trying to do some early wedding planning. Although we aren’t tying the knot till next July, I would like to get an early start on a lot of things!
I am needing opinions on using silk flowers verse real flowers, or some other brides input on what they did for flowers.
I really would like to make my bouquets as I feel it is more personal to my bridesmaids and myself.
Also, does anyone know if there is a such thing as a silk flower company sending you a catalog of different types of flowers?!
Post # 3
Congrats and welcome!
If you’re really set on silk flowers, I recommend checking out Afloral.com. Lots of ladies on here have used them and left rave reviews on their quality. Also, you’ll want to look into real touch flowers versus just a normal silk flower so it’s not so blatantly obvious that the flowers aren’t real. Just as a head’s up, real touch flowers can actually cost you MORE than real flowers sometimes.
My FI and I are eloping and I was looking for real touch carnations for my bouquet, and it was going to be about $30 more to get them in comparison to real flowers. If budget is the reason you are opting for artificial flowers, you may want to look into DIYing real ones! You can head to your local flower market and put together your bouquets, centerpieces, etc. Not as hard as you’d think and again, I know lots of ladies on here have gone that route.
Good luck hon! Can’t wait to see all of your ideas 🙂
Post # 4
Congrats to you! I am DIYing my flowers, and I personally like real flowers over silk flowers. Real just seems to be so beautiful and I love the smell and look of the real ones too!! I am DIYing my flowers from Bloomsbythebox.com and I am so happy with my decision with them. I just ordered some flowers to do a test run and am super excited. I recommend checking them out, they are cheap and super helpful. It has neat tutorial videos and blogs about tips on DIYing flowers, which could be beneficial to you DIYing your wedding! 🙂 Congrats again!
Post # 5
I am using both real and silk carnations. I am using white silk carnations for my reception centerpieces. I have just started collecting them and so far have gotten a few bunches from Walmart and they look good. You can tell they are silk but I’m not too concerned with it. I am using all fresh carnations for bouquets, bouts and corsages. For my bouquet, 4 BM bouquets, 6 corsages and 12 boutonnieres the total cost was $350. It all depends on the look you are going for on your wedding day.
Post # 6
We’re DIYing our flowers and using real flowers.When I was in town last weekend, we bought a few bouqets from the local grocery store for ~$15 just to see if I’d be able to put a bouquet together. It was actually really easy and fun! So, I’ve decided we’re going to buy a bunch of flowers from different grocery stores around town the day before the wedding, and then I’m going to have all the BMs over for breakfast the day of the wedding (it isn’t until 5pm), and we’re all going to make our own bouquets! I’m actually really excited about it.
This was my first attempt. Took about 45 minutes, including cleaning, de-thorning, de-leafing, etc. (Note, these are not the colors we’ll be using; more white/purple/green. this is just what they had the most of that day and we were in a hurry)
Post # 7
I’ll tell you that I used real flowers and wish I had used silk ones and done them myself! Real ones are expensive and I don’t think anyone notices the difference, and if you’re a control freak like me it’s a great way to make sure they’re exactly how you want them. Go for it!