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 # 16
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    2579 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I was willing to have both but Fiance is really into using real flowers. However we have mostly flower free centerpieces, except for a few big buds. 

    Post # 17
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    787 posts
    Busy bee

    I did real flowers. To keep cost down, my bridesmaids carried lanterns overflowing with flowers & then they doubled as cemterpieces. 

    Post # 19
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    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper

    A mix! Purely for budget reasons. 

    Bouquet and grooms button hole were real with amazingly gorgeous all out beautiful blooms. No bridal party. 

    Flower girl had faux in her headband (she wanted to keep it) and then centrepieces and other decor was mixed real and faux with tons of real green foliage. 

    Faux flowers were from ebay and pound shop of all places. There were some awful ones about but I ordered a sample from various sellers and then when found the goodies ordered in bulk. 

    Post # 20
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    53 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m a fresh flower kind of girl. My plan is to buy the flowers wholesale and make the arrangements together with a few of my craftier family members. lol Fresh flowers are expensive, but diying is assuaging my guilt a bit.

     

    Post # 21
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    863 posts
    Busy bee

    red21 :  My personal opinion? If cost is a concern, choose an inexpensive, but beautiful flower. Buy some in bulk at Costco for $70 and call it a day. 

     

    80 Stems of Lisianthus: $94

    50 Stems of roses: $40

    150 Stems of green fillers/leaves: $100

    Wild Flowers/Ferns on the side of the road: free

    12 Thrift Store Vases: $12

     

    For under $250, you’ve got 12 beautiful centerpieces and bouquets. It’ll take some elbow grease and you won’t have a ton of variance in the flower arrangements, but it’s affordable and beautiful. 

     

    ^^This is a bouquet of lisianthus, roses and green filler–nothing else.

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    Post # 22
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    266 posts
    Helper bee

    This is from when our centerpieces were still very unfinished but we went with fake flowers. We were able to DIY long centerpieces for each table well ahead of time so we don’t have to sweat it on the day of. I shopped around a ton so I don’t remember where I got em. My wedding package includes real flowers at the ceremony gazebo, on the cake, and in my bouquet so it was a mix for us. Good luck bee! 

    Post # 23
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    We are doing a mix. Someone gave us fake flowers that we are using for decorations (see the pic below). And we plan on getting the wedding flower package from Costco for just my bouquet, the bridesmaids, the corsages and bouteniers. And in the end for the flowers it will cost about 450$. 

    Post # 24
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I hate fake flowers, but my Future Brother-In-Law will give us all of the ones from their wedding, so it would be free. Now I’m debating doing non-floral centerpieces and just making some bouquets myself and skipping the rest of the flowers lol.

    Post # 25
    Member
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    desertgypsy :  I just want you to know that every time I see your bouquet, my day improves. 🙂

    Post # 26
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    3891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    squirrelyone :  Hey, me too!  It’s currently sitting in a vase on my mantle along with our handfasting cords 😀  One of the +’s of having sola flowers…

    Post # 27
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    12 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I’m going with silk flowers, but mostly because I can get all the silk flowers I need for free. My brother owns a silk floral wholesale business, so I’ve kind of hit the jackpot there. I think, though, even if that wasn’t the case I would go with silks. There are so many high quality real looking flowers out there. I also really want to keep my bouquet. 

    These are the two bushes that I’m going to be cutting from to piece together all the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. I’ll probably add some more cream colored flowers and maybe some more greenery  

     

    Post # 28
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    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I’m most likely going to do real flowers for the centerpieces, and artificial flowers for bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids. Not sure about the boutonnières just yet or the ceremony flowers. I just really like the idea of being able to make our bouquets in advance and having the option to keep them forever! 

    My centerpieces wont have much as far as flowers anyway. Just an orchid stem as far as the flower aspect of them.

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