(Closed) Artificial flowers: good alternative or cheap and tacky?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
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Blushing bee
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xjemimax:  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!

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Helper bee

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CarolineLefe:  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 

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Blushing bee
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xjemimax:  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.

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Honey Beekeeper

Personally would  do something simple and inexpensive, but real, before artificial flowers. 

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Bumble bee

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xjemimax:  Could you use real flowers but inexpensive ones like Carnations?

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