Post # 1
I am seriously considering silk flowers for my bouquet, as well as for my bridesmaids’ bouquets. Anyone have any experiences with this? There are some really nice arrangements on etsy.com, and I kind of like the idea of being able to keep my bouquet forever!
Post # 3
i am having silk flowers! mostly because i looovvveee orchids and real ones are too expensive… so to keep under budget silk is the way to go!
Post # 4
I’m doing fresh flowers for mine, but I’ve helped others make silk bouquets. Since your wedding is next June you should be able to get flowers from the summer season on sale now. I would check around your local craft stores and see what they have. If you purchase online make sure they are of good quality and don’t look cheap. Google images of bouquets so you can get an idea of what you want to do and flower you want. Good luck!!!
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Post # 6
That’s really pretty, but I would find it hard to pay $110 for a silk flower bouquet. I guess maybe if I justified it because of the beading the seller did to the wrap around the stems…. but still…. Have you priced out how much it would be for you to do the same bouquet? If you wanted the same wrap around the stems as the seller did I’m sure you could google a tutorial that would show you how to do something like that. Good luck!!!
Post # 7
Yeah, my real bouquet was 125 dollars.. with peonies, roses, lisanthius, garden roses, hypericum berries, etc.. Don’t think I could spend that on silk..
Post # 8
I did silk flowers and my mom and i made them. All the bouquets, bouts, and my bouquet came up to $200. My mom did the corsages herself, so I don’t know what she spent on them–not much, there were only 2 to make.
Anyways, very easy to make….i don’t see the point in paying someone to do this for you if you have th etime!!!! SO So SO easy.
Post # 9
Also, just wanted to add that I have no aversion to silk, I think they are beautiful, but I agree with the others. Buy the flowers and put them together on your own… way better.
Post # 10
Thanks for the advice. I think I’ll find some websites with directions as to how to make them. I know absolutely nothing about silk flowers, so I didn’t really know how the pricing varied.
I have heard that Real Touch silk flowers are worth the extra money compared to the cheaper versions you can get at a craft store, etc. What do you ladies with experience think?
Post # 11
I absolutely love the picture you put up. I was actually planning on that same color scheme.
Post # 12
From Etsy …. Purchased from blueeyesbridal on Etsy.
Post # 13
Originally, I was going to go with silk bouquets, as I didn’t want to drop $$$$ on something that would just die. I even ordered a bouquet set and everything.. well, let’s just say it ended up looking less than pretty, and then I noticed costco & sams have already made bouquets & packages for pretty cheap. I went with the white mountain costco package – $99 for 10 bouquets, I got two of them and i’ll break them down into corsages and things.
They are basically these bouquets, but can vary as they are made by local florists.
Post # 14
brideatbeach: I ordered my flowers from Wedideas on Etsy. She uses real touch flowers. I paid $455 (plus shipping) for:
10″ Bride Bouquet
6″ Bridesmaid Bouquets (4 of them)
6 Corsages: Pin on
I didn’t mind spending this amount on my flowers because it will be nice for everyone to be able to keep them after the wedding. Not only that, but I really wanted hydrangeas as a part of my bouquet and I was told that they don’t do well in hot weather (my ceremony is outdoors, in mid August). I have not received them yet but I am sure they will be beautiful! It is also nice to leave out the worry of trying to keep them all alive and plump for my wedding day.
I will be using real flowers for my centrepieces though. I will be ordering them through Safeway or Costco.