Post # 1
Thoughts on using fake/silk flower bouquet? Since were having a Destination Wedding, I won’t have access to buy real flowers that morning to make a bouquet, and I refuse to pay $300 for a bouquet if sandals provides it!
Anyone else us Silk flowers? Can you really tell a difference? Here is the bouquet I’m thinking about getting. Does it look tacky or real? I know nothing about flowers (real or fake) so no clue what I’m looking at!
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
I would never use fake flowers, sorry OP!
Post # 8
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
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 # 11
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
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 # 13
Honestly I’m not a flower person and would totally nix a bouquet but I feel like I won’t know what else to do with my hands! Like I said, it’s a Destination Wedding wedding..middle of Jamaica. Who knows what I can find locally the morning of the wedding, if anything at all. The easier i can make that day the better, and running around a foreign island looking for flowers isn’t how I want to spend my day- cuts into my champagne drinking time 🙂 So my options are a silk bouquet, a $200 bouquet that is a waste of money or the free stem of orchid that doesn’t match the colot of the rest of the wedding. I like the bouquet I have a link to but not sure if they look “fake”??
Post # 14
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
Here’s a picture of the fake Kirkland’s flowers! They’re not available online, but my local Kirkland’s store still has plenty.