(Closed) Artificial flowers

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

we are looking at using fake flowers, which I kind of hate, because I don’t love them, but we are getting them free lol. Free > Real!

However, I found that fake flowers werent always cheaper than real flowers, especially if you want the higher quality flowers. If you’re having an autumn wedding, stay on the look out in oct/nov because all of the fall decor will go on sale. I’m not sure what kind of craft stores you have over there, but that is where I’d look. Michaels (craft store) just had a 50% sale on all their autumn fake flowers.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

It depends how you plan to use them, really. I found that mixing fake and real flowers worked adequately (I had some semi-tacky floral vines and twined them together with genuine flowers and eucalyptus and it looked alright).

Like PP said, sometimes real flowers come at a much lower cost than fakies! Hopefully someone in the UK can give you more direction as to where to look for good quality fake flowers.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Came back to suggest also keeping an eye on your local FB wedding boards for october/nov ish. A lot of brides will sell their decor to recoup some of the cost, so you could look at buying theirs and reselling at a later date too.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Fake flowers are not bad at all. You can also order online and get international shipping from most of the places in the US that have quality artificial floral.

I bought a ton from gandgwebstore.com for pretty cheap and my arrangements are beautiful. 

I also ordered from Joanne fabrics, A.C. Moore and Michael’s  for some of my florals and I am more than happy with my arrangements.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

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afranklinjm :  I found some good ones at home bargains of all places!

 

I ordered lots from various ebay sellers and found the best ones to be from 

Ebayer seller – eworld365

Here’s some photos of a mix of these best ebay ones with home bargains ones and in with some real and faux greenery.  

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2026

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UK-bee :  Gorgeous GORGEOUS photo at the end!! Did you do the arrangements yourself?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

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ellsiepig :  nope my lovely clever friend did them

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I did my bouquet, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 10 centerpieces, other table decor, and cake decor all with fake flowers.  People tried to smell my bouquet… so I think that speaks for itself in how lovely and real they looked 🙂 My total cost was about $300 for the florals.  Good luck in finding flowers you love within your budget!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

We did a mix where we needed to… the biggest concern was that I wanted magnolias for my bridal bouquet and it’s not considered a “cut flower” meaning, when you cut it from the tree within hours it’s all brown not matter how to cool it off. Apparently when you see them in wedding magazines they have 3 samples ready to go for whenever the previous prop “dies”. Since I can’t afford that- that option was out. 

So we came up with the idea to do a 50 real /50 fake bouquet for 2 reasons… 1) it got me what I wanted theme wise, 2) I kept me under budget for something I only needed for ceremony and photos. 

Artificial flowers CAN be cheaper but often times they LOOK cheaper… so you may pay more for something decent looking. I got mine at Target which is a US store but you can shop online. Just gave the long stems to my florist and they made it work. I also gave her natural looking magnolia leaves as well… got 3 beautiful stems and they were maybe $10 a piece?

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