(Closed) Fake/silk flower bouquets??

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would get real ones even if you just go to a supermarket and get a ready made bouquet.

I just don’t like fake flowers at all the weird plastic bits and stuff I don’t think they feel right.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think that fake flowers only look good if they are stylized some way and not actually trying to look real (because they never look real). 

Post # 4
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Newbee

The flowers from etsy look nice but not real. 

I would still go with real flowers. Maybe you could make a simple bouquet yourself to save some money. I have actually considered taking a few florist classes to be able to arrange my flowers and centerpieces myself.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Go with RealTouch flowers instead of silk. I did that for my bridesmaids’ bouquets and no one seemed to realize. The photographer even took close up photo’s with our rings resting inside them, and they look totally real. After the ceremony, the bridesmaid gave a bouquet to a guest to a hold, and I mentioned they weren’t real. It took a lot of convincing until she finally believed me. I’m not sure if all Real Touch flowers look completely genuine, but the calla lily ones definitely did.

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Do what you want.  It is your wedding.  Here is my bouquet using fake flowers and I love it.  Why would I pay hundreds of dollars for something that is going to die in a few days?  When I can spend very little and  I get to keep it as a momentot.  Mind you it isn’t completed yet, but like I said..I love it.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would never use fake flowers, sorry OP! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We’re having a Destination Wedding and are using silk flowers for both convenience and price! I ordered from a seller on Etsy and am really pleased with them….are they the same as real flowers? No. Are they still beautiful? Yes and I love that I get to keep them forever 🙂 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I made my own bouquet using real touch silk flowers and brooches attached to floral wire. My florist did all of our centerpieces/BM bouquets/bouts with real flowers, and honestly, a bouquet from her would have probably been cheaper than mine ended up being. But I really wanted something kind of unique that incorporated a couple of my grandmother’s jewelry pieces, so I decided to make my own ahead of time. Here’s how it turned out:

Just be aware that high-quality artificial flowers aren’t cheap. They’ll definitely be less than $300, though! 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

 

happycamper8:  I agree. My florist is doing a mix of real touch and real flowers. the real touch look and feel totally real.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I know lots of people who’ve used artificial flowers.  I’ve seen some that you really can’t tell until you get really close.

I think some of it depeneds on the type of flower you’re choosing.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I am using fake flowers, too!  I stumbled upon a “bushel” of flowers the other day at Kirkland’s.  I think they look totally real, but I will have to figure out how to cover up the fake stems.  It was only $5 for each bushel!!!  Way better than real flowers, if you ask me.  As for my bride bouquet, I may get real flowers..I’m not sure yet..  I just don’t know much about bouquets.  Also remember, your photographer will make everything looks fantastic!  No one examines your bouquets…  People only see them from a distance.  The only people who will know they were fake are your bridal party, yourself, and whoever catches your bouquet… Unless you put flowers on the tables, too.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Here’s a picture of the fake Kirkland’s flowers!  They’re not available online, but my local Kirkland’s store still has plenty.

 

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