What's with all the hate on artificial flowers?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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858 posts
Busy bee

I am using artificial flowers!!! the cost is way to crazy to do real ones! We wanted something more cost friendly and more DIY so we didnt have to get another vendor in. We are super happy with our decision, and we get to resell to recover costs. How isnt that amazing. We do have a few people that are scent allergic so that helped jsutify our action cause we did have a few frowners, but we are paying so frown away!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Princessbubblegum:  Some of them look really fake. I’m sure that some artificial flowers look ok, but others look really obviously fake and some people don’t like that look.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Princessbubblegum:  hi! we are on a tight budget, and my mother’s hobby just so happens to be doing silk floral arrangements!

my bouquets/bouts are dried lavender…which i was able to have custom-made on etsy (for a 20 person bridal party) for $300.

my centerpieces will be birdcages with silk florals inside arranged by my mom! i honestly don’t care what anyone thinks. its saving me a ton of money, and i am going to give them away to anyone who wants them afterwards since there will be 18!

…although i have had some people turn up their noses. they’re just being judgy 😉

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Real flowers look beautiful, but I love love love a paper flower. I am not all that impressed with faux flowers at say a Michael’s. Pier 1 has some gigantic faux cloth flowers I really like. And some of the crepe paper flowers I have seen are gorgeous.

Post # 7
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858 posts
Busy bee

Absolutely depends on the quality. I got mine off of silkflowerfactory.com> And costs were way better than any store I looked at in Alberta, Canada. And done right, you can hide the fact they are fake. We are adding some babys breath to help that feel of real.

Post # 9
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had ours done professionally by a lady who specializes in silk flower arrangements – came to about $300 total for everything.  We chose to go this route because we didn’t want to spend the money for real ones, neither of us care much about flowers as it is, and they would probably wilt in the Florida heat anyway.

I knew from the get-go that people would be snobby about it, so I’ve only mentioned it to my bridesmaids and mom…no one else needs to know.  I’ll be really curious the day of to see if anyone notices haha!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My flowers are articificial as well. For me, they were an insignificant detail. I am on a budget, and so I would rather have all those I love at our wedding rather than slash the guest list and have flowers that are going to die in a few days. Even if they look fake, I feel as though they don’t make or break the day!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 My Mom is still not thrilled that I’m doing origami flowers, but she’ll get over it. I’m allergic to the real ones, and as pretty as they are, I just don’t like cut flowers. They do nothing for me.

Post # 14
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858 posts
Busy bee

@Princessbubblegum:  yes i really like them. I had previously ordered from efavormart.com and the quality was crap and not appealing. These ones were actually soft to touch unlike the plastic efavormart ones…. and we havent even added in babysbreath as a filler and they look fantastic bunched. ANd i am very very picky. I bought the ivory silk chrysanthemums. Paid just over $200, and i have enought to dress 30 tables, 3 bunches each center peice. The order sizes are great too… for $200 i got 112 bunchs 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Princessbubblegum:  I think most peoples’ reactions stem from the idea of “traditions”, it’s like getting a moissanite or wearing a blush dress.  However, I looked into silk flowers and it was actually more expensive than doing fresh flowers (DIY, total $320).  I think you just have to use what works for you.

Post # 16
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Newbee

For everything you like, there will always be a bunch of haters who hate it. You just have to not care. Water off a duck’s back. Don’t hold out for universal approval because you’ll never get it.

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