(Closed) Fake flowers vs Real??

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Real flowers vs Fake



  • Post # 3
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t like fake flowers. I think they look cheap and cheesy. If I didnt have the budget for real I’d forego flowers altogether


    Post # 4
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We are using fake. He’s aunt is a florist and is putting them together for us and her preview is amazing so far. I LOVE real flowers but I have really bad allergies. 1 day I can be perfectly fine with real flowers and the next day I have swollen, red, watery eyes and cant breath very well, not the look I am going for on our wedding day lol. (and yes that is with daily medication and a monthly shot). Didnt want to chance it on our wedding day so Fake it is. 

    If I had a choose I would have done real. 

    My suggestion if you are doing fake have a professional put them together so they dont look cheap. 


    Post # 5
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @SamJane:  Try polling this!

    I’m going real, but just because I love love love the SMELL. Yep, smell of my flowers 🙂 Also, because Im using orchids I find the false versions just don’t quite have the colour down (Im using lots of blue singaporean orchids, with whites as well)

    However, I would never say they are “cheesy”, if you buy real-touch and good quality silk flowers most people don’t know the difference until they feel it! I didn’t know they existed till WB and now Im realising theyre everywhere dammit! 😛 The cheap ones are very bad though, I wouldn’t bother with them.

    Post # 6
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We went with all real, I love flowers and the smell of them , I definitely think it was worth it that we spent more money to have the real flowers. I was especially happy with the way my bouquet turned out.

    Post # 7
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We used real carnations and hydrangeas but my bff used fake. We put them together ourselves and they came out awesome. I loved them! They looked great in the pictures, too. And she can keep them that way forever if that’s something you’re into.

    Post # 8
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I’m not a fan of fake flowers, but I think brides should go with whatever is in their budget. I have seen some beautiful silks at weddings it just depends on how they’re arranged.

    If that’s what you want go for it.

    Post # 9
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m ordering mine from ETSY the real touch kind. I don’t mind fake! I always tell people when they ask me fake or real flowers. I say, “Flowers can be fake because my love is real and that’s all that matters!”  besides you can keep them as a reminder of your special celebration.

    Post # 10
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I had 2 ceremonies- one in town and one out of town. So, initially the plan was to pack the silk bouquet (which was absolutely stunning by the way!) and use the real flowers for our ceremony in town the week after. 

    Well, of course things go wrong for weddings (every bride knows this afterwards, LOL!) and it wasn’t until I arrived to my hotel that I discovered that I left the silk bouquet at home. So, I ended up going to a late night grocery store, picking out some flowers and one of the workers who didn’t even work in the floral dept. made me a bouquet on the spot! It was absolutely gorgeous…she was a lifesaver!

    When I got back in town, I was finalizing all of the plans for our hometown wedding, and the night before our morning wedding, the florist whom I ordered the beautiful exotic flowers from informed me that the she could not order the flowers because they were out of stock from the distributors…WHAT???!!! This was about 10PM the night before. So, the next morning, I rushed to a local store and picked up a bag of fresh rose petals for the flower girls, single stem roses for the bridesmaids, and I ended up using my gorgeous silk bouquet for me. So, at the end I ended up using both fresh and silk, just for the ceremony in which I didn’t intend to…howevers pics were beautiful anyway! LOL!

    Post # 11
    3656 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @SamJane:  Faux flowers–just, no.

    Now, with lots of imagination and time, you can do tons of things with real greenery that you clip from around your yard, neighborhood, or city. Plus, buy a few flowering things OR use what is in season at home.

    But that takes real resources (time and imagination.) Which is another reason why I dislike faux flowers when they masquarade as the real thing–it looks like someone just didn’t care enough to put any thought into it.

    It depends entirely on what you are talking about. If you want something for everyone to carry down the aisle–clipped ferns from someone’s yard or a mix–put together by someone with experience or at least an eye–beautiful! Talbe decorations can be something besides plant material: books, sculptures.

    But all of that said, and even though I grow a ton of flowers myself, I still go into craft stores and will look at arrangements made with fake flowers (they aren’t silk! The ones you see in big box stores are polyester.) Some of them are pretty cool.


    Post # 12
    8437 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I did real flowers, DIY.  It was pretty easy to be honest, so if you’re on a budget I recommend it.  I personally don’t like working with silk flowers, plus I think it is much easier to make real flowers look nice.  That being said, there are some very beautiful silk arrangements, but it was cheaper for me just to do my own with real.  I used fiftyflowers.com and Costco (total cost $320)

    Post # 13
    480 posts
    Helper bee

    My plan right how is a mix. My bouquet will be real, the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets and all bouts will be fake. And the reception is super minimal on flowers — just carnations, which are cheap enough from Sam’s Club that they will be real. 

    Post # 14
    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    we are using real because my grandma is a florist and insists on not using fake lol. she is making me a replica of my bouquet in fake but i really don’t think i would have used fake for my ceremony etc. growing up with grandma doing flowers, and helping her along the way, i absolutely love real ones for weddings

    Post # 15
    2113 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @SamJane:  Mine will be a mixture of real and fake, every other floral thing will be fake.

    Post # 16
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We used real. I love flowers so going fake wasn’t an option for me.

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