(Closed) artificial, real or none?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Flowers in the bridal party
    Spend the money, you won't be disappointed, and use a florist : (8 votes)
    30 %
    Go the fake flowers from the pic : (15 votes)
    56 %
    No flowers, no one will care : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Kathe86:  I suggest having artificial flowers.  Me and my Fiance are having a destination wedding.  His mom has made several flower arrangements that we will take with us.  This option was easier (and cheaper) for us.  Everything was maybe $100, and our flowers will last forever.  I can’t imagine paying $500 for something that will be DEAD in less than a weeks time.

    No one will be able to tell from pictures that your flowers aren’t real.  So do what makes you feel comfortable budget-wise!

     


    My DIY projects…. Like I said, so far, under $100.

    Post # 4
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The fake flowers in the pic look lovely, though I think you could get the same effect for cheaper with real flowers from Costco or Sam’s club. It would be pretty easy to make a simple rose bouquet if that’s the look you’re going for. I ordered from Costco & had a great experience. Either way, I’m sure it will be lovely. I really like simple, white bouquets, they’re so elegant. ETA:I  see you’re not really considering DIY, so, in that case, I’d say go with fake 🙂

    Post # 5
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The “fake” ones your holding look great.  Use those.  We used fakes and now there are pretty flowers all over our house all the time. 

    Post # 7
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    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m going to have ‘fake’ (japanese origami) flowers, I don’t agree with spending a fortune on flowers (as lovely as they look) for one day (plus I suffer from hayfever).  I know that there are various ways you can re-use and preserve your flowers, but it’s a lot of effort.

     

    I vote use the fake ones, they’re guaranteed to look gorgeous and you’ll be able to display them in your new home (that you can afford because you didn’t spend a fortune on flowere Wink) forever!

    Post # 8
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    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @HisIrishPrincess:  Thank you! My Future Mother-In-Law would appreciate that!  She is very talented and I couldn’t be more thankful for her! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I did fake flowers and they look real. the last pic is a wreath that i made with the table arrangments from the 1st pic.

    Post # 10
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    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m mixing artificial and real!  Artificial centerpieces and real bouquets!

    Have you checked out Sam’s Club’s flower arrangements?  They have pre-arranged sets that you can buy in several colors!  They are pretty affordable if you are set on real flowers.

    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/bulk-wedding-flowers/1640101.cp

    Post # 11
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    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Also contact local grocery stores. Many of them also do floral arrangements

    Post # 12
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    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Kathe86:  Flowers are such a huge expense considering the will only last the day. We haven’t officially decided as of yet ourselves, but I’m definitely leaning towards the real touch fake flowers. Half the price of real flowers, but feel and look real, plus they will last forever.

    ETA: For my MOH’s wedding we went to the grocery store and got $100 worth of roses ordered and picked up the night before, we then just made our own bouquets with them, super easy to do a simply bouquet with ribbon and bouquet wire found at most craft stores.

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