(Closed) Fake vs Real flowers? (Pictures welcome!)

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Birdiebaby4:  My friend made my silk flower bouquet and it looked amazing =D I went to a few flourists but no one did the sort of think i was looking for, or even offered it at a decent price. So my friend ( she has some flourist training), offred to make me a bouquet. The materials alone cost $70 and I had a small bouquet. THe bonus to silk/fake flowers is that you can keep them, or re sell them. I kept my bouquet in my little memoire box =D Im very happy with my choice

Post # 5
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Birdiebaby4:  I thought about that too! But then you would have to put it in a shadow box, and hang it somewhere. Personally its just not something i’d want to hang up or leave out to look at every day,for me its more of a keep sake to show the kids when theyre older. I mean if i had a walk in closet or something i could put it there. I LOVED the idea of putting the dress in a shadow box but again theres no where to put it lol Whichever makes you happiest! both ways works =D 

Post # 6
9691 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used real ones.  I just don’t like fake flowers.  I suppose you could resell them, that’d be the biggest benefit to me.  I just don’t find the fake flowers very nice in the bright colors, they just don’t usually seem as vivid to me.

My bouquet was around $175 and my BMs were $75 and some of the expensive nicer looking fake flowers end up costing almost just as much.  So it wasn’t worth it to me.

I also did not care to keep my bouquet (dried) and I certainly didn’t want a bunch of fake flowers lying around either.

I really had to shop around to get the best price though.  I met with like 6 florists.

Here are mine

Post # 7
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I made my bouquets and I used brooches and pearls. everyone loved them and now they are all on display in some way at everyones house! BellaBridalBouquets.etsy.com

Post # 8
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did real flowers and arranged the bouquets, bouts and centerpieces myself. I would say that it cost me $90 for my bouquet and $30 for each bridesmaid


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