Latex flowers?

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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 # 5
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Bumble bee

Taeyers:  those are amazing and totally realistic looking! Are they a big money saver?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Those are beautiful!  Did you watch any DIY videos or anything to know how to do it?

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

jenwedsmike@gmail.com:  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. 

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