Post # 1
I am considering using latex flowers for our wedding centerpeices but I have zero experience with latex flowers. Has anyone ever used them before? Do they look super fake?
Side note: My mother in law wanted to make the centerpeices and order the flowers from Costco but I’m afraid she won’t have time to do them and I would really rather have them done before hand so Im not stressing about them the day before.
Post # 2
I used them. They looked great, and it turned out a groomsman who helped arrange them the day before the wedding thought they were real. I used peonies and cala lilies. They do smell a but rubbery when they’re brand new, but they also air out nicely. Here are a couple pics:
Post # 3
I don’t have any comments about the flowers themselves but I would double check to make sure none of your guests have a latex allergy. I had a friend in college who couldn’t be within five feet of a latex baloon without breaking out in hives.
Post # 4
Yeah…I didn’t think about latex allergies! Your flowers are beautiful! Where did you get them?
Post # 5
Taeyers: those are amazing and totally realistic looking! Are they a big money saver?
Post # 6
blt982: Yes, huge! I have a vague idea of what people typically spend on flowers for weddings, and I’d say I spent about 5 times less. And I get to keep all my flowers and reuse them as home decor if I want to. It turned out to be a great deal.
Post # 7
Those are beautiful! Did you watch any DIY videos or anything to know how to do it?
Post # 8
Taeyers: Those are gorgeous! I love that you get to keep and reuse them – it never made sense to me to pay a ton of money for flowers just to throw them out!
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
If you’re going to go with fake flowers, I would get silk instead of latex. But really, I’m a huge advocate for real flowers at weddings. You can get something beautiful and not spend a fortune.
Post # 10
Taeyers: The peonies look so real! Are the latex better than silk in your opinion? I was looking into some sort of silk arrangment because the look I am going for is wayyy over my budget but havent found someone to make them for me yet 🙁
Post # 11
firstname.lastname@example.org: I do think they’re better, because there are no fibers to unravel and even extremely up close, the texture looks like a flower petal. Latex is probably a bit more expensive than silk, but I think it’s worth it to know that no matter what I do to the flowers, the petals will never fray at the edge or anything like that.