Post # 1
i just wondered what the general consensus was on flowers. I am having a bit of a budget wedding due to a very short engagement. One area I thought I could save was artifiCal flowers.
i wanted a wild flower spread at the reception and I’ve been doing jars with a rustic feel. Looked into wild flowers and cost a fortune so went with some artifical ones.
what do people think can I get away with them do they look cheap and nasty? what experience do others have with artifical flowers or artifical bouquets? Xxx
Post # 3
Funny! I just posted something a few minutes ago re artificial flowers. We are doing silk flowers for the bouquets, boutonniere and centrepieces. I think the trick is finding good quality flowers that you are happy with and try different things with them. I am all for fake flowers!
Post # 4
yes I agree that quality of the fake flower is very important. If must look real, and make people wonder if it’s real. Also I suggest going for neutral colors cos those are less likely to go wrong. it may be a giveaway if the color seems a bit “off” or too bright/ plasticky.
thats said, good quality fake flowers doeant come cheap either! Up to a certain point they may cost as much as real ones! I’m contemplating silk flowers for bridesmaid bouquet but those I have seen have had prices that are te same as if I diy my own real flower bouquet
Post # 5
thanks I know what you mean…I also was wondering about having some fake flowers and mixing with real greenary as what I’m find in from the artifical ones I get off eBay (they are very cheap from china) is that the stems and greenary seems to look very fake, plastic stalk etc
Post # 6
did you get your artifical ones online or from a local shop? I’ve been ebaying and getting tester samples from china!
Post # 7
For our centerpieces I got the flowers at Micheal’s. I was able to get good quality flowers at a decent price with their 50% off sale. For the bouquets, I have used afloral. They get mixed reviews, but I am happy with what I purchased. I stayed with cream-colored flowers, so as PP mentioned, it helped in making the bouquets look more real.
Post # 8
Personally would do something simple and inexpensive, but real, before artificial flowers.
Post # 9
Could you use real flowers but inexpensive ones like Carnations?