Silk wedding flowers??

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I havnt used them but I dont think anyone will notice unless they see them up close. I think silk flowers are lovely though and I also like the idea that you could keep your bouquet after the wedding if you have silk!  

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

A friend used silk and people were trying to smell them. If they’re good quality silks they’ll look fine.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I say go for it.  They look the same in photos and you will have saved a lot of money.

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I made my own bouquet using silk flowers, sola flowers, and brooches 🙂 so I def think they’re a good option!

Though, I probably spent between $60-80 just on mine 😛

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

tropicana:  Probably not! There can be big differences in quality.  Maybe see if you can order a “sample” from the seller. Or see if they can make you a centerpiece of something useful for your house so that you can see their work/products. 

You can do them yourself too, look at Afloral.com. They even have some bouquets already put together. My friend purchased her flowers from there. We took some of their pre-made bouquets and tore them apart and mixed them together ourselves.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think silk flowers would be fine. Just make sure you inspect them in person before ordering a mass amount if possible. Not all silk flowers are of equal quality. You can always spritz a little perfume on your bouquet if you want, haha. 

I’m going with real flowers since I don’t have the patience to figure out how to do floral arrangements. I also got a great deal with my bridal bouquet, 6 BM bouquet, 2 wrist corsages, and 9 bouts ($370 for all). However, I’m just using baby’s breath for the BM bouquets and wrist corsages, so maybe that’s why the costs are low. 

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Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I used Silk flowers. ( I made my own own bouquets)

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I didnt have a silk bouquet, but i used silk flowers for my decor. Had about 30 silk flwoer center pieces throughout my wedding. And no one could tell the difference! Got a lot of compliments and they sold really fast!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I just ordered a custom package of silk flowers from a seller on etsy (brides bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, buttonholes, corsages) and I am so happy with them…They are excellent quality and beautifully made! 

I love real flowers but silk flowers are cheaper and we’re having a DW so it made sense for us. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I priced them out at Hobby Lobby and found them more expensive than real….like $9 per hydrangea.  What about buying some online and DIY’ing them?

Have you checked out Flower Moxie or Sams club yet?

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I used them for my wedding. Here is my bouquet from a sneak peek photo:

Photo: Congratulations to this couple Kacie& Blair! Yes, they did do all their pictures outside plus, got married outside too :) What troopers!

All of our flowers were silk, and no one said that they looked bad.

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