(Closed) DIY bouquets- fake or real flowers?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

A co-worker of mine made me bouquets out of the silk natural touch flowers.  They looked fantastic!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I made  my bouquets pearl and crystal and brooch bouquet. I LOVED them all !!! So did very one else they are just time consuming 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I made mine with cotton and other natural materials.  So not real flowers, but not fake either.  It was very cost efficient, that’s for sure!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I made mine out of true touch fake flowers.. I loved them!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We made my bouquet and my husband’s boutennier with real flowers but used fake ones for some of the other arrangements and it worked out nicely…after doing a lot of shopping around (snooty wedding florists, wholesale florists, and super markets) we ended up buying several bouquets from different high end grocery stores and then putting together everything ourselves – my mom already had the ribbon and floral tape, but I’m sure they aren’t too hard to find and it was quick, easy, and inexpensive.  Also a nice bonding experience.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re doing fake bouquets. We ordered them from afloral.com premade at around $10 each. They always have coupons so look out for them!

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Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ordered my flowers unassembled from a florist who was VERY nice and helpful, then assembled them with my grandma, mom, and a friend.  Spent about $300 including supplies.  Very pleased with the results!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Here is my bouquet that I made.  Brooches, fake flowers and fabric flowers that I made. 

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I ordered the flowers for the bouquets from Sams Club. I made the bouts and corsages from white satin rosettes because I didn’t want to deal with making them from real flowers. The roses and carnations will be delivered 3 days before the wedding and my BM’s and I will assemble the bouquets Friday before the wedding!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@roweboat:  Where did you find those flowers? They are beautiful!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I made mine with regular silks from micheals. They were $1.99 a stem. My deciding factor was ease. These are ready to go-real flowers have SO much prep work that has to be done the week of the wedding. My flowers look amazing and are sitting on my table ready to go!

 

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am not…but I considered it.  I would have ordered wholesale flowers though and assembled them with the help of my mom and some Bridesmaid or Best Man the day before.  I’m not a fan of fake flowers though.  It’s not too hard to assemble flowers if you do a test run (let’s say get a few flowers locally and do a test run putting together a bouquet a few weeks or a month before).  You just have to be organized and have all your supplies beforehand.

I’m sure there are some tutorials/DIY accounts floating around of people who did their own the day before.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I know that this isnt a bouquet – but I am making our centerpieces out of true touch flowers.  These flowers would make a beautiful bouquet IMO. 

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