(Closed) Real flowers vs. fabric flowers bouquet

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Would you prefer a bouquet with real flowers or hand-made silk/lace flowers?
    Real flowers : (22 votes)
    45 %
    Hand-made silk/lace flowers : (23 votes)
    47 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I made my flowers from clay, so I think it’s a great idea. I love looking at my bouquet when I get home from work.

    Post # 4
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I wouldn’t have a problem with the handmade silk/lace flowers. I think they look awesome, if done right. I suggest showing your friends some pictures of what you are thinking about. Sometimes it is hard to imagine something if you can’t see it. I am deathly allergic to real flowers, so I am going with real/natural touch flowers. The bouquets will look awesome and they will last a lifetime.

    Post # 5
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I am, personally, not a fan of the lace/fabric bouquets. I guess it depends on your “theme” though. If you’re going for a vintage/Victorian type feel, they’d be pretty.

    Post # 7
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Most people prefer real flowers (that’s why real flowers has a higher voter percentage) BUT most people have not seen really good silk flower.  They just think of cheap, plastic snagged flowers.  I’ve seen some great DIY silk flowers and I think it’s kind of cool to be able to present your bridal bouquet on a mantle when you’re married.

    Post # 9
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @noritake22:  Where are you getting your natural touch flowers from?  Do you really look like the real thing?

    Post # 10
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @kempson:  I love the smell of them and they look so pretty.  However, I was blown away with what the first florist was going to charge me just for the wedding party’s bouquets, boutinneres, corsages.  I can’t see paying that much just for one day, under one hour.  I have to step back and decide what route I am going to take with decorating the church and all.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do.

    If you’re wondering about the price, the estimate was a little over $600, not including labor.  I only have 3 bridesmaids!

    Post # 11
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think artificial flowers of any type work ok if you plan on using them again for something else, or keeping them as they are forever.  Or, if you have an allergy to real. Anything I’ve found so far in the artificial realm has either been equally expensive, or more expensive, than the real thing.

    Post # 13
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    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I will be making my own brooch bouquet, and I’m soooooo excited about it! I’ve purchased a ton of brooches already- just waiting for them to ship to me. I will definitely post a picture of it when I finish it!

    Good luck on your flower quest! I suggest doing something that will last, but that is just my opinion. πŸ˜‰ I have a really hard time spending money on things that don’t keep.

    Post # 15
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    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I just bought the flowers that you posted in the picture!  I looked at her pics on facebook and I think they are gorgeous! Plus, if i am going to pay $200 for something, then I would prefer it to last forever πŸ™‚ I think the  fabric flowers are stunning!

    Post # 16
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think real flowers are gorgeous! HOWEVER they are horribly expensive and sometimes the cheap looking silk ones from the store can come out to about the same price. Personally, I’m using as few real flowers as possible because I don’t think it’s worth the money. If you’re into DIYing things and it would suit the vision you have for your wedding, I would suggest going with fabric flowers. It’s less expensive, and you can design it any way you like. Not to mention it will have more value because YOU made, not some florist. But then it does depend on your situation.

    I love the picture of the fabric bouquet in your original post. It’s fabulous and has so much more personality! Here’s another lovely fabric one (and my personal inspiration).http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/10/26/fabric-bouquets/#more-169865 Good luck in your hunt!

     

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