Post # 1
Do you care what people/guests think about it? I was looking over my florist paper and I mean, $239 for my bouquet alone seems ridiculous when I can make a real touch flower for $100!!! But I cant help but wonder, if people know it is fake, will they judge me? How do you feel?
Post # 3
My bouquet won’t be fake, but my centerpieces will be. I briefly considered whether or not it mattered to me if guests judge, but I decided I didn’t care. I’m renting them from my venue, and they’re way cooler than what we would have been able to buy in real flowers.
Post # 4
I am on the tightest budget posssible, will e spending less than 5k. hopefully. So my flowers mostly will be paper (lots of tutorials online thank god) and the ones that aren’t paper, will be dollar store dress up flowers.
but thats just me:)
Post # 5
I’m planning on doing a combination of fake and real, and I don’t care what people think. I think anyone who would be the type of person who would look down their nose at my flowers is not the type of person I want attending our wedding, anyway. Don’t put yourself in debt to satisfy the “what will people think?” mentality. Your wedding pics will look just as beautiful with the fake flowers, and you have the added benefit of keeping your flowers, or selling them afterwards.
Post # 6
@Tswife4ever: I really think it is totally fine to have a good quality silk flower bouquet. Youll be saving 165 bucks and it will still be so beautiful!!
Personally I would make sure that the quality of the fake flowers were very good, but even if they weren’t..it doesn’t matter.
We notice a lot of these details so much more than our guests will I think…and honestly- there will always be a small percentage of those who will pick and find fault with elements of all of our weddings…but we can’t make decisions based on those few downers!
Post # 7
I don’t really give a crap what they think, because I think I’m awesome for saving so much money!!
Post # 8
I had a real bouquet for our wedding, and now it’s dead… I wish I had gone with a silk version instead, because I’d still have it.
Post # 9
I really think using silk or real touch flowers will be fine. Nobody is going to come up to you and manhandle the bouquet. I think you may even have people (if they even know the flowers are fake) think it was smart to use fakes.
As a side note, we are making all the bouquets with real touch and we are estimating spending about $450 on that alone. The price I was quoted by a florist for bouquets of a similar size was about $1200.
I photographed some of the flowers when I got them from the craft store and showed the photos to some people at work and they all thought they were real. Real as in “Where did you get those amazing hydrangeas in the middle of march?”.
Post # 10
I could care less what others think. I like my fake flowers and they go very well with my colors.
Post # 11
My fakes 🙂 This was before they were done all the way. Now they have crystals in the middle too. I love them.
Post # 12
I didn’t use fake flowers but I wish I had. I guess I didn’t want to use fake flowers when I was planning because I didnt want them to look fake and I thought my DIY flowers idea was cheaper. In the end, I wish I had spent a little more money and time on them.
Anyway, I know if I had decided on fake flowers, I would have to just ignore all the nay-sayers. Just like the naysayers who didn’t like certain non-traditional aspects of my wedding.
Oh, btw, everyone’s flowers look so great!