(Closed) Fake flowers???

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Real or Fake Flowers?

    No fake at all!

    All fake is fine!

    Fake flowers for decor but real in bouquets

    Fake flowers in bouquets but real for the decor

  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My supervisor had fake for her wedding.  They were finished last fall to be used this past June!  There were amazing!  I am also doing a fake bouquet for my cousin.  She requested it because it would be cheaper.

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee

    parchment paper painted flowers with beading for me.  

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m picky, but I think all fake flowers look bad. I also don’t understand using them- it’s usually less per stem for fresh flowers. 

    Post # 19
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    NickysGirl14:  Where did you get your flowers from? Or did you make them? They are so beautiful! 

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Real flowers can be very expensive and they go to waste.

    I will be using wedideas for my vow renewal flowers. 

    I think your wedding will be beautiful with fake flowers.

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

    We won’t be having any real flowers at 

    Post # 22
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    sarahmazing89:  Curious Floral Crafts on Etsy! She is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

    i had a mix of fake, real, and dried. boquets were fake from micharls and afloral, and my mom has huge hydrangea bushes all over her home so we dried some. then when my day came i felt like i needed more flowers and she needed to cut the heads for the season anyways so we killed 2 birds with 1 stone ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee

    My centerpieces will be tissue paper flower poms so that’s like, the ultimate in fake lol. My brooch bouquet will have a base of silk hydrangeas. And I’m not quite sure what the entrance to the aisle will be yet but I’m sure they will be fake flowers too. Oh! And silk petals for the aisle runner! Bring on the fake!

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    brinny04:  do you mind me asking where you got all the elements for your bouquet? I absolutely love what you’ve done and am just starting to look at fake flowers. I’ve only looked at Michaels, is there somewhere else you recommend? And where did you get the cool looking jewelry pieces that are in there?

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    FutureMrsvDavis:  Thanks! I’m glad someone likes them!

    I got the sola (wood) flowers and preserved elements from save-on-crafts.com

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/shellflowers.html<br />http://www.save-on-crafts.com/so.html

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/solaflowers5.html

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/sola-gardenia-i312-2.html

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/solaflowers8.html

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/thistle1.html

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/himalayanblue.html

     

    and then when I had all of that I knew I wanted more variation so I went to hobby lobby and bought some silk flowers (I ended up loving the peonies and rananculus)

    and I ordered a few from afloral

    My favorite flower of all the fake ones is the paper peony from afloral

    http://www.afloral.com/Search?keywords=paper+peony I got it in antique blue, but they have other colors.

    The “jewelry” in there are vintage brooches, all picked up at antique stores. Oh and I got a couple at hobby lobby I think that fit the look but obviously aren’t vintage. I set a strict price of <$3 per brooch and I’ve only spent $3 on one that was rather large.

    For the sola flowers and the brooches you’ll need wire “stems” for the sola flowers the pre cut “sticks” were perfect and I just poked a hold in the bottom of the sola flower and then twisted around the bottom, then finished with some hot glue for extra security.

    for the brooches you’ll need a lottt of wire, then you just loop it through a place on the brooch and twist, each brooch had at least 2, sometimes 3 or 4 separate wires and then you twist them all together for stability. there are lots of tutorials on this on youtube and blogs if you google it.

    I just arranged them how I thought looked good, wrapped with floral tape a few times throughout the process and then at the end.

    I need to finish collecting and making the brooch “flowers” and cut my “stems” still. ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We’re having a mix of fake, real and dried!

    Church flowers are all real, bouquets all dried, and venue fake/dried! For me, I’m happy so long as we stay away from the fake leaves…. they look rubbery and awful on the flowers I’ve got, but the flowers themselves look lovely. I’ll share some pictures when I get chance ๐Ÿ™‚

    We’re making the table centrepieces ourselves.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    A mix is interesting because the eye is more likely to believe that they are all real. 

    That said, it doesn’t really matter which you use. But if you do prefer fresh flowers, they sometimes can be cheaper than fake so be sure of your options before committing to fake flowers.

    The best thing about fake is that they are 100% reusable! It’s great to keep, resell, or gift to another appreciative bride.

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