(Closed) Are silk flowers that terrible??

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  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The women on that show tend to be catty and look for things to complain about, there was a recent thread about this. Don’t take to heart what strangers say on reality tv. Reality tv is rarely based on real expectations

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee

    I’ve been to plenty of weddings where silks were used and I never thought anything less of the couple or the wedding. Don’t worry about it. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    I’ve seen silk flowers that were very lovely. Don’t make wedding decisions based of TV shows. 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Rustic barn/ pavilion

    Loved making my DIY silk flower bouquet and it looks beautiful in my living room now.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I think silk flowers are great. It’s just one of those things that people get hung up on because “it’s just the way things are.” People who insist on live flowers are a lot like people who insist on diamond engagement rings. There’s really no reason why it has to be that way, it just “feels right.” Of course, there is nothing wrong with live flowers or diamonds, it’s just a personal choice. I think all the options are beautiful and have pros and cons. I think silk boquets are really awesome because you get to keep your bouquet after your wedding. It’s such a fun keepsake! I’ll probably use live flowers because I think my mom will insist, but I’ll always be a *tad* jealous of the bees who have silk bouquets.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee

    I don’t think hey are bad at all. I was thinking about silk flowers because they woulld be perfect forever while natural will fade and die. I alo thought it would cut cost, but my florist said that silk flowers costs more than flowers that are in season (and all the flowers I wanted was in season since I planned my wedding around the seasons of flowers). So I went with natural flowers.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have yet to see a silk flower bouquet in real life that looks good. However here on the bee I have seen some well done arrangements. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I used silk and I loved it. I am sure most people would hate the fact that I did but I really liked the look of them 🙂 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    Silk flowers can be pretty! 🙂  I’ve seen some good ones, but they run up high in price. 

    I wont be having flowers, but potted greenery on mine.  I have always had this weird feeling where I think plucking flowers is a crime almost, saying “I died for your ears/wedding/event”.  They are beautiful but the loss of flower makes me sad.  I’m having an off morning sorry.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee

    I think silk flowers are great! I got mine arranged by a pro on Ebay and they look amazing to me (I will note that I am not that picky, and flowers were definitely not my top priority). I got everything for less than $250 and I had them here months before the wedding.  No stress, and I get to keep them forever!  I’ve always wanted them, because my mom has her bouquet displayed in a hutch and I think it’s so nice that she was able to keep it.  And it’s a keepsake for my bridesmaids, too. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee

    The women on those shows are sooo high strung.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

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    Jakesgirl110:  I’m not a fan of silk flowers. I just don’t think anything immitation looks as nice as the original (this goes for a lot of things- not just flowers). I don’t think they are cost effective. They cost about the same as real flowers, or sometimes even more. For fun I priced out my wedding bouquet in silk flowers and it almost cost double what real flowers cost. 

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    theshannondee:  I have yet to see silk flowers in real life that actually look good. Some photo’s on the Bee look nice, but anything can be made to look nice for a photo with the right angles, lighting, etc. 

    Although, I admire you for making concessions in your wedding for your flower girl. I know how excited my flower girls are and I can only imagine how yours feels.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I like silk flowers! I plan on using all silk for my wedding. Real flowers are just to expensive and its an expense that doesn’t seem worth it to me personally. These are my centerpiece trials I made with all silk flowers. I still have a lot I want to do it (add crystal strand, a different ribbon and broach, etc) but I wanted to try it out and see how I would like the silk flower look and honestly I really like it. the silk flowers on the right are all from the dollar tree by the way! lol. but i did have to use over $50 worth of flowers. the one on the right i didn’t make but ordered from ebay for $12. I was trying to see if the labor was worth it. Silk flowers is a personal choice. do what works for you!

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I loved using silk flowers, cos I will be able to keep my bouquet forever! I arranged my own, and feel that they turned out alright (I liked how my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets turned out better than my own). And we used silk for everything else.

    For what I had envisioned in my head, I don’t even know how MUCH that would have cost me in real – to only have them die a week later (if they made it that long).

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