(Closed) For those who are using fake flower bouquets….

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My bouquet won’t be fake, but my centerpieces will be. I briefly considered whether or not it mattered to me if guests judge, but I decided I didn’t care. I’m renting them from my venue, and they’re way cooler than what we would have been able to buy in real flowers.

Post # 4
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am on the tightest budget posssible, will e spending less than 5k.  hopefully.  So my flowers mostly will be paper (lots of tutorials online thank god) and the ones that aren’t paper, will be dollar store dress up flowers. 

but thats just me:)


Post # 5
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m planning on doing a combination of fake and real, and I don’t care what people think. I think anyone who would be the type of person who would look down their nose at my flowers is not the type of person I want attending our wedding, anyway. Don’t put yourself in debt to satisfy the “what will people think?” mentality. Your wedding pics will look just as beautiful with the fake flowers, and you have the added benefit of keeping your flowers, or selling them afterwards.

Post # 6
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Tswife4ever: I really think it is totally fine to have a good quality silk flower bouquet. Youll be saving 165 bucks and it will still be so beautiful!!

Personally I would make sure that the quality of the fake flowers were very good, but even if they weren’t..it doesn’t matter.

We notice a lot of these details so much more than our guests will I think…and honestly- there will always be a small percentage of those who will pick and find fault with elements of all of our weddings…but we can’t make decisions based on those few downers!

Post # 7
849 posts
Busy bee

I don’t really give a crap what they think, because I think I’m awesome for saving so much money!!

Post # 8
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had a real bouquet for our wedding, and now it’s dead… I wish I had gone with a silk version instead, because I’d still have it.


Post # 9
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I really think using silk or real touch flowers will be fine. Nobody is going to come up to you and manhandle the bouquet. I think you may even have people (if they even know the flowers are fake) think it was smart to use fakes. 

As a side note, we are making all the bouquets with real touch and we are estimating spending about $450 on that alone. The price I was quoted by a florist for bouquets of a similar size was about $1200. 

I photographed some of the flowers when I got them from the craft store and showed the photos to some people at work and they all thought they were real. Real as in “Where did you get those amazing hydrangeas in the middle of march?”.

Post # 10
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I could care less what others think. I like my fake flowers and they go very well with my colors.

Post # 11
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My fakes 🙂 This was before they were done all the way. Now they have crystals in the middle too. I love them.

Post # 12
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t use fake flowers but I wish I had.  I guess I didn’t want to use fake flowers when I was planning because I didnt want them to look fake and I thought my DIY flowers idea was cheaper.  In the end, I wish I had spent a little more money and time on them. 

Anyway, I know if I had decided on fake flowers,  I would have to just ignore all the nay-sayers.  Just like the naysayers who didn’t like certain non-traditional aspects of my wedding.

Oh, btw, everyone’s flowers look so great!

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