Anybody Use Artificial Flowers?

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

My aunt made all my centerpieces using artificial flowers. They were fantastic and lots of people took them home. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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. 

il_570xN.1400905562_2mt7ETA: 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Shesaidyes :  These are beautiful! Mind sharing where you got them?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
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Busy bee

Yes, we’re going to have a blend of fake & real flowers. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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!

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