(Closed) Fake flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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amcgaughey89:  Many a bee has used fake flowers, just like everyone they have their own opinion on them.  We used them for our and saved a hell of lot of money.  And least to me it did not look tacky.  

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I used them and it saved money. Any flowers can look tacky, real or fake. Just get high quality or “real touch” flowers and give yourself lots of time DIY. Here are some of my flowers (and Bridesmaid or Best Man jewelry, it’s the best photo I have)

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My mother used fake flowers at her wedding many years ago. She studied floral design a loooooong time ago and put all her own flowers together. It looked amazing. She’s already asked if I want her to help with mine and I’m ecstatic. She seems to think we can save a ton of money, plus I’ll be able to keep my bouquet!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Manzanita is a great option you can pick up recycled from another pride for cheap that looks classy! You can always go non floral and rent or buy second hand if your worried about price.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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PolkaDotBandit:  I liked what you did with the keys… can I steal that idea?

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I ordered fake because I wanted to save the shocking amount that a florist costs.  My mother did silk flowers for hers as well.  I am very crafty.  Though I don’t think anyone will be fooled into thinking they are real flowers, the design looks very nice and we plan to sell them after the wedding to make some money back.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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happy_face:  Sure! The charms on the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets were from Michaels or Joann Fabrics and if you like the other keys messge me and I can send you the link to the Etsy seller I got them from. 

We also did key bottle opener favors/escort cards that led to table numbers that were in locks.

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I made mine and my niece (moh) made hers this weekend.  I saved a pot load of money. And I wanted to keep mine forever. I like them. They’re unique and special because we picked them out and did them together. ❤

Mine:

Hers:

I love the cascade of feathers she did on hers! So different and pretty!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have decided I might do real touch flowers if I can get a pretty good price and make my own bouqet. I can make it ahead of time and take it on the plane with me. These are pics of my best friends she had made at a local home decor type store with a two day notice I think they were $75 but I believe some of that price was bc it was short notice. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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amcgaughey89: This was all I used, and I thought they turned out well. I got them at Michaels (mainly), afloral.com, and a local floral shop. Some pics you can clearly tell  they were, but this worked for our budget and now my bouquet sits on our kitchen table.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not a fan, but because I tend to not like how they look. In my experience only the expensive high quality ones look good, and at the expense it’s just as much as using the real thing. I get that you’d still have them afterwards, but aside from your bouquet, how many fake flowers do you need? 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I had fake flowers, and I arranged them myself. I paid $160 for four bridal boquets, one throwing boquet and five boutineers. The added bonus is I get to keep my boquet 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I will give my opinion but really, take it as an opinion because everyone has their own style, budget, etc.

I personally am not a fan of fake flowers. I recently was in a good friends wedding and while the centerpeices looked beautiful, everyone could most definately tell that they were not real blooms. Also, in her wedding pictures it was much more apparent that they were fabric then I thought it was in real life. HOWEVER, totally my opinion, as you asked for opinions. Perhaps people “knowing” that the flowers are fake does not bother you in the least then I would say go for it and save money!

I do not have much experience with the price of silk flowers, but I would think that high quality silk flowers would not be cheap either? What is the price difference between the two?

Maybe have silk bouquets (real bouquets are $$$ I am coming to find) but use one or two real flowers in an interesting vase or centerpiece? just throwing out ideas!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We did fake flowers for the wedding, largely because both DH and I have wicked allergies to flowers and trees, and we didn’t want to have to deal with itchy watery eyes all day. I bought a few stems of blue hydrangeas and white mums and bound them all together with ribbon.  They didn’t look all that authentic, but I wasn’t overly concerned with that anyways.  We were satisfied with the results

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