(Closed) Fake flowers outdoors: Yay or Nay?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Fake flowers at an outdoor wedding: How bad is it, REALLY?
    Horribly tacky (the wedding gods will smite you) : (7 votes)
    20 %
    Pretty tacky (you can do it, but I'll talk about you) : (11 votes)
    31 %
    Eh, Go ahead (eh, go ahead) : (17 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee

    your mom can make the bouquets and then if the reception is going to be outside you can maybe buy potted flowers For centerpieces? I don’t know if that’s weird or not but that’s what I did… Just potted orchids on each table. My venue provided them but you can get orchids/ potted flowers from trader joes. Then at the end play a game where if someone has a sticker under their seat they can take the orchid home? (I did that at my bridal shower and the people who won were totally thrilled) That might be tacky but whatever!!! Lol I’m trying my best 😛 or… You can get spray roses and cheap filler such as eucalyptus from the grocery store and make a centerpiece… I’m including a pic of one of my bridal shower centerpiece that took me, no joke, 1 minute to do. It cost me $6. If you were feeling weird about fake flowers (which aren’t bad, they are normal now) there’s some cheapish real flower options and don’t worry they won’t wilt!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  lindsey2015.
    Post # 18
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    472 posts
    Helper bee

    Just realized maybe you weren’t even talking about centerpieces lol oops sorry if you weren’t… 😛

    Post # 19
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    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I’m getting real touch flower bouquets. I’m ordering off Etsy. I know what I want, and I am having a destination wedding, even though it’s in the US, but I still want flowers I can keep without having to worry about preserving.

    Post # 20
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    2931 posts
    Sugar bee

    An alternative could be paper flowers. It would add a touch of whimsy, a somewhat good-humoured take at the fake flowers choice.  Plus, they can be really beautiful! There are plenty of alternatives at Etsy, from bouquets to centerpieces to garlands, corsages, etc.  Here are some examples:

    Post # 23
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    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    luvliboosh:  You can also use feathers instead of flowers, I have also seen someone have their bridesmaid hold lanterns in lieu of flowers. Really your brides maids can just hold a nice clutch (handbags) It’s really just personal prefernce, of coarse flowers are the norm but you can be creative if this is something you do not wish to incorperate into your decor. 

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