Real or fake hair flower? What do you recommend? Anyone with experience?

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Which would you choose for your wedding day?
    first silk flower option - 3 the same size and colour : (5 votes)
    42 %
    second silk flower option - 5 varied blooms : (4 votes)
    33 %
    fresh wired flower or two that match my bouquet : (3 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    From what I’ve heard, if you want to do a real flower it’s fine, but be sure to put it in last, afger hairspray, and choose a more sturdy bloom. Also, if you have a long wedding day, have your florist prepare and extra in the event the first gets a little wilted.

    Post # 5
    70 posts
    Worker bee

    It definitely won’t last from 1pm-10pm unless you are just using greenery, baby’s breath, or another extremely durable flower like wax flower. 


    If you want to do real flowers just refresh them once or twice through the evening. Spray roses will give you a look similar to the image you posted above. Spray roses will also last a pretty long time, just not 10 hours. 

    Post # 6
    3047 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I had real flowers (baby’s breath) and it lasted fairly well through the day. By the time I took it out (2 am or so) it was pretty dry though. Now, this was in ~28C or less, so far from what I imagine your flowers will have to endure… I think a back up flower might be a good idea, or perhaps your florist could push it into a really small “flower stem tube” (sorry, no idea what they are called – but one of these As long as you have enough hair to cover up the tube that might work.

    Post # 7
    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d go with a fake flower because it will look fresher and hopefully be less likely to attract bees!

    Post # 8
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    Silk flower can be saved and worn again on special occasions! I think I’m going that route.

    Post # 9
    1981 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    ne11y23:  I am not married yet, but I did get a fresh flower from a florist for my hair for a formal dance. She made me two different wired orchids and I picked one to wear. The wire made it easy to add with bobby pins and it lasted beautifully. My sister got married last weekend and ordered a real orchid for her hair- I think they put it on a comb. The wedding and reception were both outside, there was 20 miles an hour winds that day, and the flower still looked perfect at midnight. I think with sturdy flowers, you have nothing to worry about. 

    For my wedding, I would do a real flower over a silk one. It’s hard to tell from a photo, but a lot of silk flowers look fake in person and that would personally bother me.

    Post # 10
    2246 posts
    Buzzing bee

    ne11y23:  I did three blue delphiniums in my hair and they lasted all day with zero problems. Just make sure to put them in at the end of getting your hair done, and make sure the florist wraps the stems. Let them know they are for your hair and they should know what to do! Ignore the not-cuteness of the picture…but wanted you to get the best view of the flowers:


    Post # 12
    1891 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I am going the silk route. I have a flower that has a small veil like attachment and in the center there are small jewels. It is very pretty and it will last forever and I can wear it again if I want to. Just like my dress …. I am all about reusing and getting my money’s worth, though. I am sure a real flower will last a few hours, but you may need to have a second set just in case. With real flowers the petals are very soft and can fall off more easily. I am sure you will look lovely either way! Best of luck to you!

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