(Closed) For those of you going with something other than live flowers

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Why did you pick something other than live flowers?
    money : (26 votes)
    49 %
    ethics : (1 votes)
    2 %
    waste : (13 votes)
    25 %
    other (list below please) : (13 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 4
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    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We got silk flowers because they are much less expensive than real flowers and I can keep them forever without dieing!! With people picking paper or brooch bouquets, im sure its based off of just personal taste, and the feel of the wedding. Real flowers are always beautiful, but soooo exensive for just one day…

    Post # 5
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    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    @HeatherShane: Ditto. I also wanted to do something a little different than traditional flowers, so I’m doing real touch roses with crystals.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t really like flowers, so I’ve decided against using them. Not sure what I’ll use in their stead yet.

    Post # 7
    Member
    798 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont want to pay money for flowers, there i said it.

    We have bouquets and bouts, all coming in at about $400.  I don’t want to do wholesale flowers on the tables the day of, nor do i want anyone else too, and i don’t want to pay a florist a ton.  We’re going with glass vases, rocks, sand and candles.  Boom, done.

    Post # 8
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    6392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @babybluz: I can top that! I don’t want to pay the money for them, plus our venue rents out real touch pre-made centerpieces and I’m not creative enough to even DIY mine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I am severly allergic to real flowers. They just were not an option for me. Unless I wanted all of my pictures to have me in them with red eyes and a runny nose. So I decided to make paper flowers. I am going to be able to do every single flower in my wedding for under $75. All of them. Luckily my Future Mother-In-Law owns an antique shop so we are getting all of our milk glass for free!

    Post # 10
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    798 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @jo.lee:  Haha..score!  One of my BFF’s used those for her wedding in Cuba, they’re beatiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wanted to do fake flowers or even something more modern (lights? rocks? Candles? Lanterns)

    but the fresh flower idea got to me in the end, I think because I couldnt find ways of getting as colourful an outcome as I wanted (and SO bawked at the fake flower idea…because he is silly!).

    Post # 12
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    3010 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t really dig flowers.  Huge waste of money.

    Post # 13
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I said money and other…money is an issue, but also time…I’m doing the arrangements myself and I want to just be able to get them out of the way whenever I feel like it, be able to play with them over a few weeks/months to get them just right, etc. rather than have to go to the last minute and only get one chance with live flowers.

    Also, both of my FI’s cousins who recently got married used fake flowers for their bouquets, and they both now display those bouquets in their china cabinets/credenzas/wherever, along with their cake toppers and some framed wedding photos. I think it’s such a nice sentimental item…and even in 40 or 50 years you can unpack a box from the attic and there’s your wedding bouquet!

    Post # 14
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    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I chose silks bc I was having a destination wedding and didn’t want to leave my flowers to chance picking out of a book when I got there.  And I wanted to be able to bring them home and look at them everyday ๐Ÿ™‚  The quality of silks I chose  weren’t cheaper than live flowers; in fact, with my wedding package, there was a bouquet included, but flowers were important to me so I wanted to make sure I got exactly what I wanted.

    Post # 15
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    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I decided not to use flowers because I really am just not a “flowery” type of girl.  My family is actually really excited to see what I’m going to be doing and i’ve been keeping it a secret so they are surprised at the wedding.  I’m going to bee using mostly lanterns, chandeliers, candelabras, etc. I’m very non traditional so it just kinda fit my personality.  I am also making my own bouquet which i am very excited about!!

    You can check out this link to see my bouquet inspiration. Sorry, I cant paste the pics here ๐Ÿ™

    http://dellafiora.com/blog/?p=5488

     

    Post # 16
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    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We had a super modern wedding, and I wanted to use geometric objects as centerpieces instead. Every wedding has flowers – I wanted to do something more memorable/interesting!

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