(Closed) Artificial or Real Flowers?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Artificial or Fake?

    Artificial centerpieces

    Real centerpieces

  • Post # 3
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t care for silk flowers…I personally think that fresh flowers (even if you do less or cheaper varieties) look nicer. Are you going to DIY the flowers if you do fresh? I only spent about 450 and I had looser fresh arrangements kind of like you’re describing.

    Post # 5
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    A lot of bees have a lot of success with artificial flowers but its the one thing I’m super picky about. I think fresh is best. I have never seen an artificial flower that has measured up to the real deal.

    Post # 6
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Personally, I prefer fresh flowers. I did my own flowers for our wedding, and spent about $200 total (although it depends on what kind of flowers you’re looking for). Costco and Sam’s often have wonderful prices on bulk fresh flowers. 

    Post # 7
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you really want fresh flowers it’s definitely possible to do simple arrangements like you’re talking about for fairly cheap. I wanted to chime back in to say that as a wedding photographer, fresh flowers photograph so much prettier (in my opinion).

    Post # 8
    5166 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You can get very realistic looking “real touch” flowers  that are artificial but arent made out of fabric. They look and feel real. I used real touch flowers for my bouquet and even my moh who held my bouquet thought they were real.

    Post # 9
    1947 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We did artifical flowers for everything.  I had had my heart set on gardenias, which are very delicate and very expensive.  It cost $18 for three real blooms.  For the same price, we got enough artificial gardenias to make bouquets for myself and my three bridesmaids.  For a few dollars more, we got enough to make our centerpieces, as well.  They actually look realistic..the only thing missing was the gardenia smell, (well, and their delicacy!).  We did of course, have to spend additional money for the other flowers, but the gardenias were the most dramatic in price difference.

    We went to Michael’s, and the flowers were nice, but they looked somewhat fake.  The ones we ended up with looked very real, (we went through a florist wholesaler via our florist).  And as an added bonus, my bouquet looks as good today (two and a half years later) as it did on the day we were married.  We have our altar flowers on display in our home.  It was definitely worth the money we spent, and it was a fraction of the cost of real flowers.

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