(Closed) did you have real or fake flowers?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: what would you get? did you get?
    silk flowers, but i had real : (0 votes)
    silk flowers : (20 votes)
    32 %
    real flowers : (41 votes)
    66 %
    real flowers but i had silk : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    I bought from afloral.com and Hobby Lobby. I had no problems with either and loved the products from both. Afloral.com has a large clearance sale that is going on right now if you’re wanting some nice fake flowers.

    Post # 4
    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I made my centerpieces out of flowers/supplies from Hobby Lobby, and I’ve ordered my bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages from WedIdeas.com.  Won’t receive those for about a month yet, so can’t say yet, but I really love my centerpieces and know I saved a TON of money going with silks.

    Post # 5
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had all my silk flowers made on Etsy. I HATE real flowers. Don’t like the smell, they cost too much and honestly I can’t see paying that much for something that will die in 3 days.. soooo… here are my flowers. 

    My bouquet was $150 and my other flowers (3bm, 6 bouts, 2 corsages) were $250. 


    Post # 7
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Mrs.ChubbyBunny: thank you.. for someone who doesn’t like flowers, I actually was really happy with the turn out. We are getting married in Jamaica next month so I wanted something bright but not too tropical.. 

    Post # 8
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Cupcake1382: z0mg these are beautiful.


    mine are also silk.  cherry blossoms are sort of part of the theme for the wedding, and the wedding is in belize so i didn’t really have any option besides silk.  they’ll last forever!  i got hydrangeas as well, both at afloral, spent less than 20 bucks total with tons left over.

    Post # 9
    886 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We did a mix. Real for bouquet (it was a huge cascading one that doubled as a head table centerpiece), tossing bouquet, groom’s boutonniere and centerpieces. Fake for other random decor. It worked well for photos this way. We paid around $500 total, and I’m on the East Coast (location makes a pricing difference). It was a mix of florist (bouquets, boutonniere and some loose stems/greens for centerpieces), and wholesale flowers for centerpieces from Costco. The silks we got from craft stores with coupons. This was a 60+ person wedding, to give you an idea of size and we had more flowers than we knew what to do with!

    Post # 10
    12 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I had all silk flowers.  It was sooo reasonable and I was excited to get to diy the bouquets and bouts.  They ended up amazing and I am so excited for everyone to see them.

    Post # 12
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We did silk flowers and I love the way they came out!  It was a good bonding day too for my Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen and all there SO’s. Plus, I love that everyone can keep them, and that we ended up having extra flowers that we could make a toss bouquet!  Love it!


    Post # 13
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We’re having paper flowers. Handmaking them ourselves.

    Post # 14
    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I had silks, they were gorgeous:

    Post # 15
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I prefer real because you can’t replicate the look, texture or scent with silks. Plus, real flowers are cheaper, unless you’re going for out of season or exotics.

    That said, whatever you choose will be beautiful. Everyone has their own preferences and that doesn’t make someone else’s choice better or worse.

    Post # 16
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Cupcake1382: Those are really well-done! 

    @mrsrangrang: I ordered my bouquet from Wedideas and it was gorgeous. People kept commenting on it and couldn’t believe it was fake. The key to getting really nice silks is to get the True Touch or Real Touch flowers as they look and feel real; the only noticeable difference between them and real flowers is the lack of a floral smell!

    Yes, these also cost more, but Hobby Lobby runs sales all the time. 

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