Post # 1
What are folks thoughts on “fake” flowers at a wedding?
I am DYING to have hydrangeas at my wedding. My colors are espresso, ivory, antique gold and hunter green.
the problem is i cant find a color of the flower that fits… except for these really cool antique-y looking dried hydrangea type fake flowers. they look real and look great, but will people notice and will they “talk”? is it *gasp* TACKY??!?!
oh and its loads cheaper and im SO not a flower person.
Post # 3
I almost clicked waffles haha, but as long as you pick quality faux flowers, then you’ll be fine. I don’t think people look *that* close at centerpieces, bouquets, etc anyway. And not being a flower person myself, I’m fooled about half the time when confronted with real/fake questions. I thought the first picture was real flowers. If nothing else, you could ask a florist (or DIY it) to add some coloring in the water a few days before to get a light espresso color or something along those lines.
Post # 4
ohhhh i didnt think about the colored water! great idea 🙂
and yeah… im a “shiny object” kinda person – easy distracted…. hence…. waffles 🙂
Post # 5
im using fake flowers for my bouquet. yesterday i bought blue fake hydrangeas for my dinning room and they look awesome. i think they one you choose look really nice!
Post # 6
I really can’t tell if flowers are fake unless I actually touch them. I would get whatever you like and not worry abou tit.
Post # 7
sorry folks, but no matter how “quality” you think the fakes are they will always look fake and yes, that is kinda tacky. sorry! i went to a wedding once where they used fakes and it was instantly obvious. they also had a cash bar so let’s just say they clearly didn’t care about being tacky lol! people did talk a bit but if you don’t care about that then say F it, do what you like 🙂 or, maybe just use (fresh) hydrangeas in your bridal bouquets only and less expensive flowers in the centerpieces. you can then re-use the bouquets by placing them in vases on the head table or around the cake to display them at the reception. just an idea!
Post # 8
@kemi – we were actually thinking that – the bouquets as real and centerpieces as fake (since you really shouldnt be touching those anyway! lol) i think the silk ones are pretty good replicas though – i really couldnt tell until i touched the leaves – which we might just get real leaves and use the fake blooms. who knows
but thanks for your honesty! i really need to know if folks are gonna bawk at it or not. 🙂
Post # 9
I’m considering using silk flowers, and I found some really, really good ones at Michael’s. SO much cheaper than real flowers (not that there’s anything wrong with real flowers, silk ones are just much nicer to our budget). plus you can keep them for years after the wedding as a keepsake! 🙂
Post # 10
We used fake flowers on manzanita branches and only got compliments on how nice they looked. We even had a few people take the centerpieces with them (not the original plan, lol).
Flowers are not worth thousands of dollars to me, so I really don’t care if anyone’s tacky meter went off because I used the money on other things.
Post # 11
i love real but if you can pull of the fake ones its all good i seen some beautiful fake flower centerpieces on here..
Post # 12
I personally don’t really like fake flowers. I’ve never seen any that were that good that I thought they were real flowers. Plus to me they aren’t that much cheaper. But I’m a very visual person and would be worried they would not photograph well. That being said, I do have some in my apartment! I just can’t see myself using them in a wedding.
If you were my friend or family member I wouldn’t judge you. It’s up to you what you like and works best for you.
Post # 13
No one will notice if you use nice fake flowers for your arrangements. Half the time I can’t tell the difference unless I touch them.
Besides – the kind of people who notice this stuff and think it’s tacky are… well, they’re the kind of people who go to a wedding and judge flower arrangements. Who gives a **** what they think?
Post # 14
I really really wanted to get fake flowers for pomanders but when I went to pick some out I just couldn’t get over how artificial they looked. Maybe the place I went didn’t have good quality fakes. I think fake flowers work better at a distance so when I saw them up close I didn’t like them as much.
I think dried flowers could work well (or even artificial dried) because they’re not suppose to look like real flowers. Plus with your color palette it might be the only thing that matches.
Post # 15
Fake flowers make me depressed. I just think, personally, that it is better to go with real ones that are simple, or just go for candles or another option. Good luck!
Post # 16
I’ve seen some very nice fake hydrangias.