(Closed) What do you think?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not usually a fan of artificial florals, but that bouquet is really pretty! I like it!

Post # 4
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think they look nice, but it’s hard to tell quality on fake flowers in pictures.  If they have a good return policy, I would maybe buy them and check them before making a final decision on them.

And if you are on a budget, getting those same flowers from a local grocery store/farmers market would be about the same price as one of those bouquets. I would reccommend looking into that if you are concerned about them not looking fake.

Post # 5
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

They’re pretty but I think they look a bit fake.  If you’re going to string 4-5 together you could spend less if you just DIY some flowers. 

We used blooms by the box and the bouquets were pretty easy to assemble.  If you live in any states surrounding or near NJ they have free shipping and have lower minimum numbers of flowers you have to order

http://www.bloomsbythebox.com/

Also, they were super helpful on the phone and if you give them a bit of notice they can get whatever flower you want in.

Post # 6
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

But a word of advice about fresh hydrangeas, they don’t last very long after they’ve been cut from the bush.  They wilt very fast if not kept cool and in water.  And they can be expensive if the store has to import them because they are out of season locally.  But you can always adjust the flowers in a bouquet you make yourself.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

That’s true, hydrageas are delicate.  We had them in our bouquets and they worked out fine though.  We hydrated them O/N, then the day before the wedding tied the bouquets together, then the morning of my mom cut the stems and put clear nailpolish on the bottom to seal in the water.  We forgot to spray them with hairspray or finishing spray but that helps.  she sealed them probably around 10 am and at 8 pm at the reception they were still looking good.

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