Post # 1
Is there anyone using fake or satin flowers for their wedding? Are you embarrassed at what people will think? We are no longer able to afford our florist and have decided to go with fake flowers but I can’t help but wonder if people will think our wedding is cheap….. thoughts?
Post # 3
We are using Real Touch flowers from FlowersbyDesign. I am deathly allergic to real flowers, so we really don’t have a choice. Some of the potential guests have balked at the idea, but we really don’t care what they think. It is our day and we are going to do what we want. With the flowers that we are using, I am sure that they won’t even be able to tell the difference, unless they try to smell them. I received a sample from them and it is really excellent quality.
Post # 4
My bouquets are all artificial flowers and we are not having centerpieces. I don’t care in the least what others think, I care about being financially sound.
This is my bridesmaids bouquet ($5 each) except I added some purple accent pieces in it. Mine is this, plus 3 champaign roses, and two misty purple large flowers. To me only the small flowers look a bit fake.
Post # 5
@Tswife4ever:yep. Im using them although i have no idea what they will look like when its all said and done. my fiances aunt does wedding decorations and wedding flowers as her side business and has offered to do all ours for free as a gift. Ive seen her fake arrangements and was actually very impressed so i have no issue with using the fakes. she just told me to find picts of bouquets that i like and then we are gonna go shopping for supplies together so i can show her what colors i want : )
Post # 7
psht. I don’t care what people think. I’ve dropped about $100 total on centerpieces and huge arrangements that would have cost me over $2,000. That and I can turn around and return them to the store/ sell them to other brides. It’s a win win! I also have AWFUL allergies, which was the original reason for going fake.
Post # 8
i did and i got SO many compliments on them! they were AWESOME – they were CHEAP – and I was able to sell them on craigslist after the wedding! a friend of mine who does this as a hobby went with me to old time pottery – we picked them out and spent about $300 TOTAL on the flowers/boquets/bouts, etc…
Post # 9
@junebride, you can’t even tell they are fake!
Post # 10
i’m using real touch flowers for my bouquet.. and not ashamed of what people will think if they know they arent real. I’m saving money and honestly i’m proud of that, we are paying for the wedding oursselves and so as long as everything looks good, i’m not too bothered what people think.. If they dont like fake flowers they can send me a check for the cost of real flowers lol…
Post # 11
I decided to use real flowers for my bouquets, bouts, corsages etc: basically anything that was for a person.
We went silk for our centerepieces and decorations and I think they look great. My advice would be to use “natural touch” fake flowers. They are a bit more costly but still way less than fresh and since your flowers will be seen in all your pictures you want them to look nice!
Here is a picture of our tall centerpieces:
Post # 12
I will be using submerged orchids as aisle decor. I have done them a few times and usually people LOVE them…so I have decided to line the aisles with them and flank them with silk pomanders on candle sticks.
Post # 13
@JuneBride_26June2010: Your centerpieces are gorgeous! Love them!
I’m planning to have all silk flowers as well. I’m using Angel’s Accents (www.angelsaccents.com) for my bouquet, and I’m making our centerpieces. Here’s my trial run of the centerpieces:
We’re having a very small wedding and reception and I just didn’t want to pay a ton of money for fresh flower centerpieces, because I know from experience (this is my second marriage) that most people really don’t care about the centerpieces. They may notice on a general level (oh, what a pretty table), but VERY few people are going to spend a lot of time thinking about the centerpieces, unless they’re brides in the midst of planning their own weddings. And there won’t be any of those at mine. 🙂
I wanted a silk bouquet for the same sort of reason…I hate the thought of shelling out a couple hundred bucks for something that I’ll just toss in the trash, and I want a really nice silk bouquet that I can keep.
Post # 14
I’m using fake flowers!! (I keep calling them fake, but every coordinator, photographer, etc that I talk too demands that they be called “silk” haha). Our wedding is outdoors, in August, at 3pm in the middle of a desert. Having real flowers wasn’t an option. Why spend so much money on flowers that will most likely start to wilt shortly after the reception starts.
Who cares if they talk about them being fake or whatever. It’s cheaper, it’s more reasonable and now a days they barely even look fake!
Post # 15
I’m going to use real ones for the bouquets (I think…that may change), but the centerpieces are going to be fake. This is kind of a bad picture, but it gets the general idea across!
Post # 16
I did my own centerpeices with fake flowers and they have gotten so many compliments on them.