Post # 1
Yes, they’re fake. But I’m on a budget, and flowers aren’t the biggest priority for me.
I just want them to
1. Not look fake
2. Look nice in pictures
I’m thinking one each for my BMs, and possibly 4-5 strung together for myself (my dress is HUGE so the bouquet needs to be large as well)
Post # 3
I’m not usually a fan of artificial florals, but that bouquet is really pretty! I like it!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 8
Should have said that I am planning on ordering a test one.
The one advantage of having them be fake is that I can get them done WAY ahead of time. My wedding is planned for in the middle of midterms, so I want to get things done as soon as possible!