Post # 1
So…I’ve decided to make my own bouquets for myself and bridesmaids, along with my own boutonnieres for my groom, his men and my brother and my fiance’s father. I’m also going to make my mother and his mother’s corsages. Anyway, back on topic, I am making them all out of artificial flowers. Not silk flowers, and not real flowers, but the artificial ones you find at the crafts store, but not cheap looking ones.
I’ve already bought all of my supplies and am going to get started soon. 🙂 I will post pics once I have one finished and I can’t wait! Anyone else doing the same thing? If so, do you have any pictures to share???
I decided to go the fake route not only because it’s cheaper, but also because I have really bad allergies even when it comes to flowers. =/ It really stinks, but I don’t want to be sneezing and watery eyed on my wedding day! So let me know if anyone else has any ideas or opinions, I would love to hear!
Post # 3
I am using artificial flowers too. I have some real touch ones and some silk ones. The orchids I’m using are all real touch, and the roses I have feel real as well. I am using silk hydrangeas for the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets though but they look real 🙂
I don’t have any pics yet because I’m still working on them, but everyone I’ve shown them to loves them so far.
I think it’s great that you were able to find a solution to the allergies and I’m sure they will look amazing!
Post # 4
I will also be using “fake” flowers; due to allergies and also the expense. Our bouquets will be real touch roses and the rest of the flowers will be silks. We are doing pocket squares for the guys, instead of bouts.
Post # 5
@agirlwithdreams7: I am getting a floramatique real touch bouquet, it’s being made but honestly if I could have got my hands on the flowers without a hassle I would have made it myself since my bouquet consists of one type of flavour.
Post # 6
@summerbride12 & @noritake22 Thanks for the input and your thoughts! That’s awesome that you both are doing fakes as well. I would have gone with silk flowers, but the craft store I was shopping in didn’t have much of a selection, so I went with bundles of poofy white flowers (I dont know the names of them right off the top of my head haha). But I’m going to wrap them together like a normal bouquet, and spray them with gold glitter spray paint, it only comes out glitter, so they wont actually be gold. I’m only spraying the bridesmaids bouquets then wrapping the base with gold ribbon. For mine, I’m spraying them, using black ribbon for the base, and adding pearl details sticking out from the flowers. 🙂
For the boutonnieres I’m using these ivory and pearl accented little flowers with a few gold flowers in them and some black gem type accents.
I’m going to get started soon so I can post pics. So excited to show everyone!!
Post # 7
@tiny tuna:That’s awesome, yeah I wanted to do them all myself since I have some time on my hands and I like to get creative. =)
Post # 8
I’m making fabric flowers to go with my vintage theme, so they aren’t like fake flowers that are trying to look like real flowers, they are like the obviously i’m not a real flower type of fake flower. I hope that makes sense, lol. I’ll add some pics when I’m done my first bouquet!
Post # 9
I just finished all my bouquets tonight! I would love to share some pictures and some advice.
-For the bridesmaid bouquets, once you’ve made one that looks the way you want it, use it as a base for all the others so that you don’t have any differences in size or shape.
-When you wrap the stems (if you are wrapping them in ribbon), make sure to start the ribbon at the top of the bouquet (near the flowers), wrap it down, and then wrap it back up again. This will give you a smooth, neat, tight wrap.
I’m using fake primarily for the cost. I managed to get all my materials for $106, which is awesome!
Here are some pictures:
Bridesmaids’ bouquets from the side:
Bridesmaid bouquet from the top:
Post # 10
those look amazing! Good job!
Post # 11
i am not making mine, but i found Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets on bridesbouquet.com for $9.99! the price was right for me!
Post # 12
Oribel013690 Those are so pretty! and thanks for the tips =) I will be sure to post pics when I’m done with my first, I’m going to start on them soon. :]
Post # 13
Very pretty!! 🙂 Just tried my first one……
Post # 14
Here are pictures of mine 🙂
Post # 15
Those are gorgeous! They look real in some of those pics 🙂
Fiance and I have been thinking about making paper flowers, which are, like Bostonsmom said, flowers that are supposed to look fake. 🙂