- 11 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Now I know I am prolly going to get a bunch of negative feedback with what I’m about to post but everyone has a right to their honest opinion.
I am on a tight budget and honestly, dont see the point of getting fake flowers. If flowers aren’t in your budget, then simply dont use them. I do feel, many…NOT ALL, but many fake flowers can come across as tacky. It’s one thing if it’s in your hair or on your clutch, but another when it’s placed in the center of a table where everyone is looking. I feel to purchase a quality silk flower that has realistic features, stems, centers etc. is rare and just as costly as purchasing natural flowers that are on the affordable side. When you take the short cut of buying cheap fake flowers, you will get what you pay for. If you are going to spend the extra money to purchase quality fake flowers over cheap fake flowers, I would just go for the real thing or take a different route.
For your bridesmaids, they dont need a big fancy bouquet. They can each carry a single flower such as a sunflower or longstemmed rose which would be under $8 per person. And for yourself, you can talk with a florist and find something beautiful and within your budget I’m sure. For your wedding day, you deserve to have a pretty bouquet of FLOWERS, not a handful of synthetic material. Notice I say pretty bouquet, not fancy, not expensive, just something that looks nice and a bit more natural and tasteful.
There are just so many options to work with. Having silk bouquets seems more practical to me than silk centerpieces.There are so many alternatives to flower centerpieces today that you don’t need to purchase a bunch of fake flowers. In any case, if you do decide to go with fake flowers, i would avoid artifical colors like blues, pinks, purples etc. and stay with whites and creams.
There is no rule that you have to have flowers at your wedding. Today, so many brides are coming up with unique DIY ideas to save money and express themselves. Fall screams pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, romantic candle light, twigs, acorns…the list goes on and on.
The following post has some neat fall centerpiece ideas that do not include flowers. Just something to consider.