Post # 1
In an effort to save money I have decided for some of my wedding flowers are going to be silk and some are going to be real flowers.
My bouquet will be real flowers, I could not find any decent quality real touch or silk peonies so I am getting fresh flowers for my bouquet. It will look something like this:
$200 form Florist
My bridesmaids will have high quality silk hydrangeas from Michael’s that I arranged myself:
$12 each DIY
As far as centerpieces I am doing half of the tables with fishbowls of submerged silk hydrangeas (same as bridesmaids bouquets):
$20/each for DIY table centerpiece
The other half of my tables’ centerpieces everything will be the same except the vase and the flower will be the different. I am doing submerged fresh tulips in a tall cylindar vase:
$25/each table centerpiece
I will have real flowers for bouts, coursages and on the arbor archway leading into the reception site and all the rose petals on the table will be real freeze dried rose petals.
Some of you might think its wierd or tacky do do silk flowers esp mixing the two, but I am at my wits end with wedding planning and I think it looks good and so does my FI, that’s all that matters right? 🙂
Post # 3
Nope Love all of It. Loe Peonies. I have a garden full of them to bad your not closer. But this is the riight time for them to bloom do you know a family member that has them. Then you could DIY your bouquet also etc….
Post # 4
@May2013Wedding: Not weird at all….I mixed as well! I used a combo of both real and fake!!
Bridal Party…..real flowers
Reception table…..one long table …..Real
Post # 5
@May2013Wedding: My only suggestion is be careful when submerging silk, at my Best Friends wedding all the water changed colors. Otherwise I think your ideas are wonderful and will look very nice!
@weddingbound: I cannot believe those are artificial! They are gorgeous!
Post # 6
It’s not weird. I am only usign real flowers for the Bridal party and the landing of the big staircase. Real potted Orchids as centerpieces.
All else will be silk leaves (part of table decor) and silk white Lilies as accents to chairs, backdrop and staircase in some spots.
Post # 8
Not weird at all.. I did the same thing just a different combo. My bouquets were fake and my reception flowers were real.
Post # 9
I’m using faux flowers on my tall centerpieces and ceremony arrangements and real flowers on my low centerpieces, bouquets, bout’s, and corsages.
Post # 10
All of the flowers used for my wedding decor were fake, while my bouquet, corsages, and mothers’ roses were real. It worked out great!
Post # 11
…I’m actually doing the opposite of @LadyBear! I’m doing felt flower bouquets (Etsy: MuncleFredArt) for our wedding party, corsages, mothers, etc., and going with garden roses and ranunculus flowers from a wholesaler (FiftyFlowers) for our reception tables. 🙂
Post # 12
I actually did not want real flowers anywhere until my grandmother made me just talk to a florist and then I went flower crazy and wanted a big bouquet lol. So I had real flowers for myself, my bridesmaids and groomsmen and real petals for my flower girl to toss. Then I used fake flowers at the reception to avoid water anywhere near the antique 200 year old family bibles my grandmother let me borrow to put under half of the centerpieces. Plus I did my own centerpieces/decor so it was easier to use fake flowers. I think your ideas are very lovely!
Post # 13
@weddingbound Omg your dress is gorg! I was going to get one similar from Maggie Sottero but fell in love with a ball gown princess-type dress and my SIL bought for me so free is good! I will have a reception dress similar to the other dress I wanted so it’s the best of both worlds! 😀 My BM are wearing the same color as yours and I’m also having stargazer floral sprays on the archway to the reception.
@HappilyEverAfter54 I like your decor you did a really good job!! That’s cute with the lanterns, I’ve never seen that before it’s a great idea!
Thanks other bees! I guess it’s all about what works best and is not too harsh on the wallet!
Post # 14
@weddingbound I LOVE your gazebo flowers. Did you buy those online, what website? I have been looking for something just like that, but I’m having a hard time finding it.
Post # 15
I’ve seen some boquets and things done really well with a mix of fake and real.