(Closed) Silk flowers?? yay or nay

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Should I go with silk flowers for the big day?
    yes : (25 votes)
    49 %
    no : (26 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I did…but I do not care if they look “cheesy” as I had this image in my head of what I expected! All my stuff was custom made to my specs and I love it!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here is pic (some odd reason the pic does not make the bouquets look round..but they are not weird shaped…they are round) LOL

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    ^This is my kissing ball I had custom made (the damask handle will be tucked inside a black eiffel tower vase)

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I got my bouquets (yes white ones are BMs although i wont be having any..but will display all on head table to cut costs as well), corsages for grandmas and moms, bouts for men (no bridal party though), 12 kissing balls, etc for about $300 (includes shipping and a couple extra bouts and such).

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’ve found that real is definitely cheaper than silk, but there is the problem of storing them until the wedding.

    I plan on buying flowers in bulk from Costco and having them keep them for me until 2-3 days before if possible, then I’ll take them and arrange them in bouquets and centerpieces. If there’s no industrial sized refrigerator at my venue, I’m keeping them in my garage in big coolers. My friend did this, and because my wedding’s in November, I’m pretty confident they won’t die.

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you are doing them yourself (or with friends) it is cheaper to use wholesale in season flowers. The only issue is you cannot do them weeks/months ahead of time.

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I did silk and they were super cheap, I will see if any of the good ones survived once we pick up our tree from storage. I had tons of compliments on them. I did all my centerpieces from bunches I cut apart from dollar tree. I did my bouquet from Hobby Lobby and bead stems I made myself.

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @brideanjeza:  Awe thanks. I loved them and it was easy to do. I did have to have DH cut the metal stems for me, but other than that, it maybe took me an hour to put together. I had done the bead stems long before and just ended up throwing those in.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    As long as they are done right. Also check out latex or real feel flowers. They have some beautiful calla Lilys on eBay that are real feel. So beautiful.

    Post # 14
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am hoping to do the ‘real feel’ or ‘real touch’ flowers. I just began buying some flowers (from hobby lobby) the ones that I cannot find there, I am going to be purchasing from saveoncrafts.com. I was hoping to do my own bouquet/ boutoniers/ corsages, but I THINK I am going to an ‘expert’ and buying them from Etsy…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have decided to use silk flowers to cut down on costs. One great thing about them, other than them being less expensive, is that you can keep them forever without having to do any preservation. I have been looking on afloral.com- They have a lot of great stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    IMO Silk flowers (where I live anyway) are more expensive than real ones! I mean honestly, for a nice looking rose at Michaels they want like $14

    I would DIY- go to Costco and order them in bulk.  I am ordering 125 white roses for $125.  I am in Canada, you can get even better deals and alot more selection in the US.

    Also, buy vases used, or at the dollar store.

    Also, you dont even need flowers for centerpieces… personally, I would rather not use any flower at all than silk.  My centerpieces are going to be made with branches and candles.

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