Flowers REAL or FAKE???

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Flowers REAL or FAKE???
    REAL flowers : (45 votes)
    67 %
    FAKE flowers : (22 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
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    9719 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    We went with real and only did flowers for the ceremony to cut on costs. I played around with doing fake flowers for awhile but was never really happy with how they turned out.

    Post # 3
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    1169 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I went with real flowers. If it’s a cost concern, I found a florist who sells the flowers wholesale, and we make the bouquets and centrepieces.  A lot of bees here got theirs from Costco and maybe Walmart too?  Real flowers don’t have to mean a huge chunk of the budget.

    Post # 4
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    4231 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    We went with fake, and also DIY. I have no regrets as myself and two of my BM’s chose to keep our boquets. I started collecting early and waited for sales. I went to craft stores, but also wasn’t too proud to go to Walmart and even the dollar store for ‘filler’. It’s amazing what you can find at those places if you have a little patience and are willing to dig through all the junk! For three Bridesmaid or Best Man boquets, my boquet, a throwing boquet and five boutineers it cost about $160 and an afternoon of our time. I don’t have any pictures of the boutineers, but they were a single white rose with two simple large green leave. Pictured are our boquets ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - garden

    We cannot afford real flowers so we decided to go with no flowers at all.Our reception will be outdoors so I think that fake flowers would really be a big no no.

    The only flowers we will have are the ones on the cake. A few pink and ivory English Austin roses, I hope.

    Even my bouquet will be made of pearls instead of flowers.

    Our centerpieces will be candles, etched crystal pieces, silver tableware, and silver candleholders.

    Post # 6
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    2631 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We did a mix.  We used fake for our centerpieces, but we had real for bouquets, bouts, and two alter arangements.

    Post # 7
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    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    We went fake, with Real Touch flowers, and no one knew the difference ๐Ÿ™‚ I got them on Etsy. We didn’t use any flowers for the reception (didn’t fit with the theme), so it was only my bouquet and flowers for the wedding party/family and it saved a ton of money. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. They looked amazing, and everyone thought they were real!

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    3984 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We went with Sola Flowers, but also had pine cones, wheat, grass, pine and juniper boughs, and feathers.  I thought it looked awesome.  Fresh flowers would have been kind of…off…for our Winter wedding.  Here’s a photo of mine… 

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    Post # 9
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    snowflake8 :  This is what we plan to do! My mom is great with floral arrangements and looking for fake flowers that you could never tell the difference. I can’t see spending thousands of dollars on something that will die within a few days. She did my sisters and they were absolutely stunning, just like yours!!! Great job!

    Post # 10
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    1903 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    red21 :  We are doing real flowers for all except boutonnieres, which I am making with fake. I got some real touch ones from Hobby Lobby, they are perfect!

    Post # 11
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I am doing both… Real flowers for my ceremony bouquets, boutonniers and corsages… But fake for decorations and center pieces. (I also got the real touch flowers and it’s amazing how REAL they look)

    Post # 12
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    136 posts
    Blushing bee

    We’re having fake flowers. My grandma is a retired florist and is generiously doing all flowers arrangements for us. As she is doing them all herself, she is using fake flowers so she has plenty of time to prep them. At first I was a bit worried about the look of fake flowers but there are some great quality silk flowers out there and they look great! In terms of cost, we spent £320 on 10 centrepieces, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, bridal bouquet, a top table piece and boutineers. Another benefit of fake flowers if that you don’t have to worry about wilting or staining (some brighter flowers or types of pollen stain really easily).

    Here’s our centrepieces, she’s currently working on bouqets which I can post soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    2471 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Perhaps if we referred to them as “artificial” which is what they are, rather than fake, as though there was a turnip masquerading as a Lily, we could make a more fair comparison between two perfectly acceptable ways of decorating for an event.

    We recently attended a wedding in which very high quality silk flowers were used as decorations. They cost more than fresh, live flowers and looked beautiful. 

    Post # 14
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    2146 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    im in mind set to… fake is logical and yet ‘society’ makes me feel like I would be cheeping out so I debate it frown im only having 4 bouquets though – no centerpeices or flower decor

    Post # 15
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    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee

    WE are going with real. I’m not a fan of the look of fake flowers. However no judgement here people do what they like. 

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