Silk or Real… The war on flowers

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Silk or Real
    budget friendly silk lookalike bouquet (with succulents replacing lotus pods) : (5 votes)
    56 %
    go all out and get the real flowers : (4 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I went silk. I didn’t see the point in paying a bunch of money for real flowers, but I get why other people do. I also went through an Etsy seller. My bouquets aren’t scheduled to ship until the end of June, but the seller has great reviews and was wonderful about working with me on customization and pricing. My advice is to contact the seller you’ve found, send her the picture of the bouquet you love, and see if she is willing and able to replicate it. Maybe request a picture of a rough version, just to be sure? Then again, if you have the money and are okay with spending it, I don’t see a problem with using real flowers.

    Post # 3
    Member
    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I went real, but mine were DIY so I only paid $320 for everything.  In fact, purchasing wholesale real flowers was actually less expensive than purchasing the equivalent amount of flowers in silk.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I was going to do silk, but I ordered some on ebay and they did not look good at all. I have since decided that I’m going to order bouquests from costco. 10 bouquets for $99.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    crisy003:  All of those were the exact reasons I went with silk, too. 🙂 I’m happy that I’ll get to keep my bouquet forever, just like your mom! It seems like this is a great option for you. I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous silk bouquets in person that I never would have known weren’t real if I hadn’t touched them myself. Good luck with everything. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would prefer real, but I am probably going to go silk for mine, mainly because my wedding colours don’t really exist in natural flowers unless they are spray-painted. I love your bouquet. I would say to do silk only because you can keep it after the wedding is done 🙂

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