(Closed) Submerged flowers – fake or real?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Would you use real or fake flowers for your submerged flower centerpieces?
    Are you kidding? Use REAL flowers! : (5 votes)
    22 %
    Use FAKE flowers (but don't skimp! get the nice ones!) : (18 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Yes hold flowers would work, but I think what ever is more cost efficient would work out best! =)
    If you do use silk flowers, I suggest using FILTERED water, seems to make less “air bubbles” on the flowers. 

    HAPPY DIY’ing!

    Post # 4
    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would suggest doing a test run before deciding against fake flowers. I wouldn’t think the color would run but I’ve heard of issues with the petals not floating with some fake flowers. You could purchase several different fake flowers and submerge them and check to how long they will last and which one would be best over all.

    Post # 5
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Definitely do a test run! I was originally thinking of submerging silks and some of the flaws were really magnified by the water and a few even bled some dye. Real flowers should hold out–they love water! After all of my test runs I think we’re going to go with real flowers because they’re actually cheaper than fakes for what we wanted. We’re buying bulk roses from Sam’s club and it’s only about $150 for 200 of them.

    Post # 6
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are doing submerged real calla lilies in our centerpieces. Our test run centerpieces lasted several days. 

    Post # 7
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m doing this on my mantle and I’m using fake flowers.  I am turning the lights down extremely low, having uplighting in the room and doing tons of candles.  I figure you would never know the difference between the real and fake in that lighting situation.

    Post # 8
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have actually bought all my vases and all my fake flowers! We bought real touch orchids. I love how they look . They only downside is after while in the water they did fade a little. Noone will know that they were brighter in color! I really want to do real but i dont know if the budget will allow it, For now I have my back up of fakes! You really cannot tell they are fake if you buy good ones!!

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