Post # 1
I love real flowers, but the cost to have them professionally done for a wedding didn’t seem worth it to me simply because the bouquets will only be used to walk down the aisle, pose for photos, and… that’s about it. That’s not worth a couple hundred dollars in my mind. Plus, I‘m not sure if guests will remember the bouquets (at least I don’t remember past bouquets from weddings I attended or participated in). So I made my own bouquet. And I used artificial flowers because I was scared of waiting until the day before or day of my wedding to put it together. It was super cheap compared to what florists were quoting me.
Has anyone else used an artificial flower bouquet? Does it look tacky? Would guests even notice or care? If I change my mind about this artificial bouquet, I could always use it as a decoration piece. But I want to hear your opinions first!
Post # 2
That bouquet looks lovely, and almost no one who notices will care (and very few will notice at all). I used all peacock feathers and one fake flower in my bouquets, and everyone thought they were lovely. But mostly no one gave a shit to begin with, because–let’s be serious here–the only people who stick up their noses at something like this are assholes, and we probably shouldn’t cater to assholes.
Post # 3
It looks lovely and very natural! I will be making my own as well, for the same reasons you listed, and because I want to be able to keep it 🙂
Post # 4
I had artificial flowers for a number of reasons – allergies, hardiness (outdoor wedding in a potentially windy location, energetic young flower girl!), being able to DIY my table centrepieces in advance with the same flowers, instant keepsakes, and also cost.
Hardly anyone noticed, and a few people said they’d thought they were real and were surprised to discover they weren’t.
I got my posies, corsages and buttonholes ready made (as I had a broken arm in the run up to the wedding so couldn’t cope with anything too fiddly), then bought extra flowers from the same supplier for my centrepieces. My biggest tip if you’re doing your own bouquets/posies is to invest in good wire snippers, and a LOT of florist tape and/or glue to hold it all together well – just tying the stems together won’t be so secure.
Post # 5
I don’t think it is tacky at all. Silk flowers don’t look artificial nowadays unless you examine them.
Post # 6
I think that boquet is beautiful! I would just do artificial! The only time I really notice the difference is in the greenery. But you can always add real greenery or just go with good silk ones! The ones you have look good!