(Closed) Real vs. Fake Flowers (??)

posted 7 years ago in August 2011
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Congratulations, it’s getting close!  I started out thinking I wanted to use real flowers.  Then, I started thinking about the cost, what could go wrong (florist doing it wrong, not showing up, etc.) and the flowers wilting, the list continues.  Anyway, I found this awesome bouquet on etsy.com and decided to have her make everything for my wedding party.  They’re silk flowers so they will look real and then I can keep them!  Here is a pic (it’s gigantic, sorry).

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jen24au: What etsy seller did you go through? Would you mind sending me a link?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m using real touch flowers  for my bouquet.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@HollyJade8611: If you want to use real flowers, definitely go visit a local florist or two (see what the flowers in their display cases look like). It’s always a good idea to work with someone local when dealing with wedding flowers simply because you can get a firsthand look at what they actually have–when you look for a florist online, they only put up the best images of their flowers.
Plus, local florists have tried out several different flower wholesalers and usually get very high quality flowers. I know this because I myself am a florist!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I could only have real

red red roses, I made all my floral arrangements, bought about 300 roses wholesale from my local grocer for about  $250 for all my 8 floral arrangements, 4 bouquets, and about 10 boutenneires

I was working like mad with my bridesmaids the night before, but I wouldnt have it any other way a florist would have cost $3000 in NYC so DIY it was, instead I saved so much doing it myself for $250 for absolutely everything, it was a lot of work, but I loved them  I loved my bouquet

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

 I am having fake flowers and having my mom do the arrangements because shes awesome at stuff like that and I am trying to make my wedding as cheap as possible.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m doing a bit of both. The real flowers I am growing myself, my bouquet will be real roses but everthing else is fake 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I already made mine with fake flowers and i love it! ill post a pic later! and i havent decided if i want to use real or fake for the girls yet

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am using both – real for centrepeices and anything guests will directly touch. Fake for bouquets and boutonnieres, partly because i could get assembling them out of the way earlier and so i can keep my bouquet forever and also they were SO much cheaper!!

Here’s a picture of my bouquet, my littlest bridesmaid’s and the throwaway:

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