(Closed) Where did you purchase silk/artificial flowers?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What do you prefer in a wedding?
    Real flowers : (11 votes)
    48 %
    Artificial flowers : (9 votes)
    39 %
    Other?? : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    39 posts
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I bought mine on ebay from the seller affordelegance. I would recommend them. I made all the flower arrangements myself so I became very familiar with the flowers.

    I ordered mostly blue and white flowers and I had no problems. I do not recommend the silver flowers from them though because they arrived smushed.

    Post # 5
    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

    I prefer real, but we’re going with natural touch fakes. They’ll last for ever and are about a QUARTER of the price of what I’ve been quoted for real flowers. I’m sorry,m but I refuse to pay so much money for something that’s just going to die in less than a week. I may as well throw that money in the trash, cause that’s exactly where those flowers will be in a few days! No thank you!

    Post # 7
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am using all artificial flowers and I got them all from Hobby Lobby!

    Post # 8
    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I am using artificial because I don’t trust anyone to make them but myself, and I need to make them way ahead of time.  I’m very picky and I just couldn’t handle not getting EXACTLY what I wanted on the day of the wedding.  I bought them at a wholesale silk flower place in Miami.

    Post # 9
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I just got a ton from Michaels.  They aren’t bad quality.  Especially once the flowers are all bunched together in a bouquet you really can’t tell.

    Post # 10
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did artificials because, well, I saved over $1,000 (of my own hard earned money, not my moms) and I have really nasty allergies. Oh and flowers don’t last in midwest heat very long! I only spent $200 on all the bouts, bouquets, etc and we had 6 attendants on each side. I bought them during a 50% sale at Michaels in jan.

    Post # 11
    984 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We were going to go with silk flowers for a while, I even ordered some online to see how they looked thebridesbouquet.com had some beautiful options. Ultimately, I decided that flowers aren’t that important to me so we’re DIY-ing my bouquet and my attendants are carrying purses with small bouts on them. We’re just ordering the flowers from Costco.

    Post # 12
    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am with all the other brides who can not see paying so much money for flowers that will die so soon… I mean honestly I just cant see spending hundreds of thousands on flowers i will enjoy for a few hours and then never see again

    I bought all of my flowers from A local craft store called Ben Franklin…. I am using a combination of Real Touch roses and other types of flowers. Some of which are expensive high Quality and some of which are  cheap but are small and going to only act as fillers

    Post # 13
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I got ours from Bloomed to Last. Cymibidium orchids and day lilies. My Mother-In-Law thought her corsage was real and put it in the fridge to keep it fresh for the wedding! LOL


    I chose silk flowers as they were a fraction of the cost for real, would not wilt for my August wedding, I got them in advance so there were no unpleasant surprises. Plus my BMs wore hair flowers and I wore clip on orchids in my hair for the pig roast we had the day after the wedding. I was very satisfied with how everything looked and I have my bouquet forever!

    Post # 14
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m using a mix of real flowers and fabric.  The centerpieces and some altar decor will be real but the aisle, bout’s, bouquets, and corsages will be made with fabric.  I don’t have experience with silk but I thought my sister said it was actually more expensive than real. 

    Post # 15
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I went to a wedding where the bride and groom choose to use fake flowers for the wedding and you really couldn’t tell. Until the reception—when their centerpieces were made up of fake flowers. It looked really cheap and I thought it was kinda tacky.

    Post # 16
    3252 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I also can’t see paying that much money for something that will die quite soon afterwards….and its not tacky at all….. bought my velcet roses from efavormart.com

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