silk flowers versus fresh

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Would you use silk flowers at your wedding reception?
    yes : (9 votes)
    36 %
    no : (16 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I personally do not like silk flowers. Perhaps for the bouquets, but up close, where the guests can see it.. well, I just don’t like it. I know they can be really pretty, but something about them reminds me of my grandma’s house. 😛 

    You can make some cheap, beautiful centerpieces with real flowers if you think you have the patience to do so. 🙂 My family/friends and I all got together the day before the wedding and created all of our bouquets, bouts, centerpieces, mini centerpieces, and aisle bundles. It took about 3 1/2 hours, and we spent $500. We used hydrangeas (as well as a bunch of other stuff) — those were the most expensive. Otherwise, it was mostly fillers, carnations, lisianthas and roses. 🙂

    Post # 4
    2916 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m all for silk flowers, and after the wedding you can try to sell them if you would like!

    Post # 5
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We’re having silk flowers for everything, they are beautiful

    Post # 6
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Not a fan of fake flowers–sorry. Even the best ones still don’t look like the real thing. I think there are MUCH better nonfloral options than silk flowers. 

    Post # 7
    1385 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I was going to do silk for bridal party and myself but once I seen what I wanted in person I did not like it.  Way different than what I seen on computer screen. So I went fresh flowers for the bridal party. As for the centerpieces, I really want hydrangeas but our wedding is in Oct and they do not hold up well at all (per my florist) so I am going to Michaels and Hobbly Lobby this coming week and going to get faux ones. 

    Post # 8
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t like them. I think if they’re someplace that can’t be inspected closely (maybe alter arrangements?) then it’s fine, but I always think it looks cheap when there are silk florals used in centerpieces and such. I’d rather use candles or some other non-floral option.

    Post # 9
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I arranged our flowers. It was $160 for my bouquet, 2 BM bouquets, 5 corsages, 5 buttonieres, and 5 centerpieces!

    Post # 10
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I am really undecided, I have seen some really lovely looking fake bouquets on Esty but I’m not sure how they look IRL. If my budget stretches then I’m going to have real flowers. 

    Post # 11
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted yes, assuming you were really asking whether I would use cheaper fakes instead of real flowers, but I wouldn’t use silks specifically. I’m hands down not going with fresh flowers because I refuse to watch that much money wilt before my eyes in a couple days. But silks are too fake looking for me, especially if they start to fray. I’m getting real touch flowers, which are more realistic and slightly more expensive fakes. I’m thrilled with my choice. 


    Post # 12
    3349 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I do not like silk, real touch, plastic, or any type of faux flower. 

    The only time I get them being used in place of real is when there are allergy issues.


    Post # 13
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2001

    If you are nervous about what they will look like or what people will think why not try and find cheaper options (Sam’s club, grocery store, online or farmers market) 

    or go completely non floral. There are some awesome non floral bouquets (paper folded flowers or brooches)

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