(Closed) Artificial vs Real

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am having both….my bouquet and wedding party flowers will be real but my other arrangements will be artificial….

My gazebo decor and pomander balls for the isle will be artificial! Mine are looking really good so far! I say do a mix of both….artifical flowers look great if done right!

Post # 4
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I vote artificial!  Flowers are bad for my allergies so I will be using all silk flowers except for 4 live roses involved in the ceremony.

Post # 6
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t care for fake flowers, as even the better-quality silk ones still look fake.

To save money on flowers, I’d do the bouquets with local, in-season (real) flowers, and have non-floral centerpieces. 

Post # 7
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m not fond of artificial flowers, however, for my wedding I used a combination of artificial and real as the purple hydrangea that i wanted as a filler was out of season! So I ended up with fake hydrangea, real roses and real callas and the combination of real and fake reduced my flower cost quite a lot!

I would also do non floral centerpieces.. candles are just as beautiful. 

Post # 8
3323 posts
Sugar bee

If you don’t mind the look of artificial and don’t care if your guests can tell then get fake.  But if you care, or care if your guests notice get real.  Even the “best” artificial look fake.

Local, in season or a simple single stem flower, won’t be that expensive, especially if you get the from a grocery store and DIY them. 

Post # 9
5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

All the flowers in my wedding were made with paper. They were a lot of work, but saved us a ton of money and I think they looked great! 🙂 I typically don’t like things that are trying to imitate the real thing (I dislike fake plants, fake wood panneling, ect), but I liked the paper flowers because they looked artsy!

Post # 10
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

If you want real flowers, check out Sam’s Club or Fifty Flowers.com. Make it simple- 2-3 flowers, and you can easily DIY bouquets- I got a book out of the library with step-by-step instructions. Centerpieces can also by DIY- and a bunch of votives candles (I got a great deal on these at Big Lots) with a simple arrangement goes a long way.

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