(Closed) Flowers…Real or Silk??

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Did you choose silk or real flowers or what are you choosing?

    I chose real flowers and loved them/didn't have any problems

    I chose real flowers and wish I would have chosen silk

    I chose silk flowers and loved them/didn't have any problems

    I chose silk flowers and wish I would have chosen real

    Other - Please give details below

  • Post # 17
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I certainly don’t mean to be rude but I went to a wedding that had silk flowers recently and they looked incredibly cheap. It was the first thing I noticed. It was perfectly obvious they were silk. I’m not usually a woman who cares/judges people’s weddings, and I’m also very frugal and understand the immense cost of flowers but….I honestly thought the silk flowers looked chintsy. She also had a flower girl that was throwing silk rose petals…umm… I’m probably biased because I LOVE flowers and it’s one of the few things I’m willing to splurge on for my own wedding, but I have to strongly disagree with posters that say that “no one will notice that the centerpieces are silk.” Yes, they will. Will they care though? I certainly did but I don’t know if everyone is that way. I honestly believe real flowers are the way to go (when else in life would you buy large quantities of fresh flowers??) unless you have an allergy or something. They do in fact look better.

    Post # 19
    528 posts
    Busy bee

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    Gemma1million:  I’ve never seen so beautiful and realistic silk flowers! They’re stunning!

    Post # 20
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I choose silk and had a meltdown when the lady who made them told me, she couldn’t and she make a bouquet from fresh instead. Miscommunication that’s all and all was well. I wanted silk for a couple reason, they don’t wilt, don’t fall apart, cheaper and reusable. Fresh are well fresher, nice and look great. I’m not against them I just liked silk. 

    Here is a pic of my flowers. 


    Post # 22
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Why not do a mixed bouquet of both? I had real and they were a little thirsty at the end. They looked incredible in the photos tho.

    Post # 23
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    Gemma1million:  Hi!  Where did you purchase your flowers?? They are beautiful!!

    Post # 24
    1786 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I selected other becuase i will be doing a mix of both for my wedding. For the most part im not a huge fan of silks because i can tell they aren’t real. The ones I wanted that looked real cost more than the real flowers. I do recognize there are amazingly beautiful silks that look real but they were to expensive. I found a florist in my budget that will be providing all the bridal party florals and the head table garland. I am doing a lot of candles and few large pomanders on 20″ vases. These will be silk. That was my compromise. So most of my flowers will be real with the exception of 6 pomander balls and 2 pergola tie backs! I also knew I wanted a more greenery viney bouquet so real would work best.

    Bouquet inspiration (real)


    Pomander centerpiece (silk)

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