Post # 1
A friend of my moms does beautiful floral work and specializes in artificial flowers. It’s something she does on the side and I’ve seen pictures of her work and some samples and it’s really gorgeous. She’s also doing the work at cost which saves me a ton of money. However, since I mentioned I was doing artificial flowers to some people I could basically see them cringing which is making me second guess a bit. My bridesmaid is quite blunt and told me that there’s no way they’ll compare to fresh. Now I’m feeling a bit anxious that everyone will know that they’re fake and think it looks terrible. I don’t get my flowers for about another month, and I’m sure they’ll look great when they come as I know my moms friend well, but I think people are getting the best of me right now lol.
Has anyone used artificial flowers for their bouquets/flower crown/boutinnere? I would love to hear your thoughts and see your pictures if you’d like to share! 🙂
Post # 2
I used fake and it was totally fine. Fake bouquets, fake centerpieces, etc. if people thought it was tacky, I don’t care because it was so much more affordable and I still have beautiful floral arrangements in my home using the flowers 🙂
Post # 3
I’m planning on using fake flowers for boutonnieres, bouquets, flower crown and tables and I have had similar reactions, even from future Mother-In-Law. I know I will be so glad to keep them so I’m trying to focus on that and not let anyone influence my decision. Also I will be saving money using fake flowers over real so that’s another plus. I say stick to your original plan, especially as you know that they’re well done and from someone you know.
Post # 4
My aunt made all my centerpieces using artificial flowers. They were fantastic and lots of people took them home.
Post # 5
I’m planning to do silk too because I wanted bluebonnets and it would have been prohibitively expensive to get them from a florist and they have a short growing season that ends W couple of weeks before the wedding. Plus I wanted to have the flowers to put upnaround the house in the future. You can always order the same type of flower fresh, but it’s not the same.
You’re so lucky to know a flower artist who will work with you. I know there are some Etsy store, but I don’t know anyone who does it locally.
Post # 6
beetothesea : I have exactly the same fears!!!
This is my bouquet and I have no idea how I feel about it. It just made so much sense because we are eloping and I ddn’t want the hassle of organizing flowers in another country. I am thinking I might get one there if I find a shop I like and not too expensive. This bouquet was really inexpensive (as far as real touch flowers go) and so I won’t mind if I don’t end up using.
ETA: it’s looks more realistic and more beautiful in real life, but I can tell it’s not real because it doesn’t move and have the weight that real flowers have. I have no idea if I can go through with it though.
Post # 7
My sister had artificial flowers at her wedding. She bought them loose and arranged them herself into centerpieces and other various decorations, including all the ceremony decorations. They were honestly beautiful and no one noticed or cared that they were fake. If you arrange them in a nice way (and it sounds like your friend will do it wonderfully), no one except judgy jerks will bat an eye. And if anyone judged my sister I and no one else noticed. I don’t see why anyone would judge, not only can fake flowers be beautiful, they’re also SO much easier to deal with. It saved my sister a ton of money because she could arrange them herself and also store them and transport them without worrying about them wilting or whatever (so she didn’t have to pay a florist to take care of that stuff).
Post # 8
Shesaidyes : These are beautiful! Mind sharing where you got them?
Post # 9
I’m using fake flowers. I never wanted to use real ones since our wedding is in June I didn’t want to be bothered by bugs. Fake flowers can look real and you’ll have them forever.
Post # 10
Shesaidyes : Can you tell me where your flowers are from? I am trying to order a bouquet for my elopment and it needs to be able to travel with me. I think yours is beautiful!
Post # 11
msbtobe : hemiandhighheels : Thank you! I am so relieved.
No problem about the deets: That pic is from her Etsy shop, mine came in looking exactly like pictured, but I added some blush peonies for more color. The price was really good. All the other Etsy shops were charging twice of what I paid.
Here is her shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/586566663/real-touch-silk-wedding-bouquet-bridal?ref=shop_home_active_6
She was so great to work with. I highly reccomend!
Post # 13
Yes, we’re going to have a blend of fake & real flowers.
Post # 14
As long as we’re showing bridal bouquets, here’s a cheap one from Amazon. I want to integrate bluebonnets, so its been taken apart and no longer looks like this. They had more traditional white bouquets too. Here’s the Amazon listing pic vs actual bouquet. It’s normally $50, but I bought a used one for $35 from Amazon warehouse. That was more in my budget since I knew I was taking it apart anyway.
Zebratown 9.9” BLUELOVER Bridal Bridesmaid Bouquets Artificial Rose Silk Flowers Bouquet Home Wedding Decoration (Royal Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KL6OZXK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-BG1AbH10NJDE
Post # 15
I used artificial, and they were gorgeous! I also got them at cost, and truly Hobby Lobby has some real high quality faux blooms. With their alternating 50% off weekends, that’s the way to go. I loved my flowers, and it was nice to be able to incorporate my bouquet into my home decor. It’s so pretty!