(Closed) ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS for the reception

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You know, I was looking at artificial flowers at Michael’s the other day… I’m thinking of decorating with them too.

As long as you use high quality flowers. & since the arrangment is tall not as many people would notice. & if they did what could they say? You’re cheap? Well, screw ’em if they say so.

& it’s definately better than if the edge of the flowers were wilting or brown…

I was also thinking if I used them I could donate them to the nursing home I used to work at, because, frankly what am I going to do with 20 centerpieces?

I think the round vase looks great. Bump the table a few times to see if it would tumble over. If a guest accidently did that they’d be mortified..

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you did a fabulous job.

I would keep the current vase as it is narrow and does not obstruct the view across the table or impede conversation.

If you are concerned about it being top heavy, you could add river rock in the bottom of the vase.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it would look great!

I’m using artifical flowers for my centerpieces as well. I just can’t justify the money for real flowers.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

I totally think you could do it. Your guests will probably notice close up, but if you don’t care, I don’t think it matters. I’m using real touch roses for bouquets/bouts. I don’t care if people notice, and they look fine in photos. Just be sure the flowers you use aren’t super cheap. Some silk flowers don’t photograph very well.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You should definitely do artificial flowers!  Although, I’m biased because we used silk roses for EVERYTHING.  As a side note, all the guests thought they were real!

I would keep the clear vase for the exact same reasons julies1949 mentioned.  However, I do caution you that IF you plan on taking pictures at each table with your guests, they will get in the way.  (Again, I know this from experience.  The guests didn’t know the flowers were silk until we had to move them for table pictures!)

 

I also agree about using river rocks or other decorative stones.  You could even add a little color by using the fish tank rocks!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am doing artificial. My grandmother is a florist. I love the flowers we picked they are natural looking and beautiful but they can be done farther in advance so its one more thing off the list. Not to mention once they are done, and re done if Im not crazy about them lol 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Where did you buy the flowers & the branches?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The hydraengeas look really fake – could you use dried instead? I think it’s really odd to have fake flowers at a wedding but I’m only one person. I’d rather have a small amount of real flowers than be around artificial. The curly willow is extremely dramatic and I think you could get dendrobiums at trader joes if you have one nearby – they are 5 blooms for five dollars generally. Just my 2 cents.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@HappyBride1211 – It’s just a personal preference.  I hadn’t thought of having silk flowers originally but then one of my friends used them.  I admit, I was hesitant about how they would look at her wedding….but they looked amazing! 

When I told my sister and some of my friends that we’d be using silk, I did get some push back.  They didn’t come around to the idea until they saw my sample centerpiece.  Then they saw the bouquets made and were totally blown away!

You just need to do what’s right for your budget and your vision (of your wedding.)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Definitely. The kinds of flowers on that centerpiece will look good as silk flowers. (It’s hard to find realistic-looking fake roses, but those should be easy.)

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