Flowers – florist? silk? wood? DIY?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Newbee

For my wedding I had a ton of real flowers and I definitely would not have had it any other way as it was even more beautiful than I had envisioned! But, my sister got married a few years ago and she and my mom made paper flowers which they put into these really cool wood blocks and they also looked amazing. My friend is getting married this year and she ordered flowers from ecoflowers and based on the arrangements I have seen, they look great. I think it’s about what look you are going for. My wedding with real flowers had an extremely different feel from my sister’s with paper flowers, but both were beautiful.

Post # 3
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136 posts
Blushing bee

I used silk flowers in my wedding as it meant my grandma could take her time putting the arrangements together (she’s a retired florist but rather elderly).

In truth, quality silk flowers cost a lot of money and I’m not sure I really saved that much. For me it was more about grandma making them up as it was super special and personal to me. An upshot has been they’ve been done ahead of time and I’m thinking of re selling them afterwards (maybe just keeping one).

To get a good silk flower estimate, take your mums friend to the store and cost up making one centrepiece (and add some extra for contingency). I found this worked out well.

I think dried flowes would look cool in your venue! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m making crepe paper flowers — almost done. Mostly poppies in pink and orange. They look pretty, at least to everyone who has seen them. Silk flowers can be very expensive. I didn’t want to DIY bulk flowers at the last minute — it would just cause too much stress. If I wanted real flowers, I would use a florist.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

brereuther :  Lanterns with a few silk flowers would look brill in your venue. As for the bouquets, I used silk flowers too (attached photo so you can see how they look) but they wernt much cheaper than real flowers. If I were you I would save money by doing your centrepieces yourself, and get a florist just to do your bouquets. As bouquets are in so many of your photographs I think they are usually worth the money.

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