(Closed) Is it tacky….

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: is it tacky?
    yes fresh flowers always : (37 votes)
    37 %
    no not at all : (63 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
    8579 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m doing artificial bouquets/bouts/ect because I want to keep & frame them afterwards.

    Artificial flowers photograph very well.

    Here are some bouquets from the company that are making my bouquets, they look beautiful.

    Post # 4
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Fake flowers have come a long long way from when I got married the first time (circa 1980s) so I don’t think they are tacky at all / any longer

    Infact, I know a lot of Brides who are opting for them, or choosing to do something entirely different… be it for their centrepieces, decor, bouquets, or hair decorations etc.

    I even considered a “Shell” Bouquet for awhile… but in the end went with a genuine floral one… although I have to say I was extremely sad when I had to bid it farewell the morning after our wedding as we were catching a plane / ship out of country (Agricultural Laws… meant I couldn’t take it along)

    This is one occasion when having an artificial bouquet might have come in handy… in that I might have been able to enjoy it longer / bring it along / bring it home etc.

    To compensate… we took lots of photos of that beloved bouquet before I gave it to the nice folks at the front desk of our Wedding Hotel as a THANK YOU for all their great service while we were there (the gals really appreciated it… having some lovely flowers to brighten their day.  Lol, one even mentioned that she hoped it would bring her luck / a Proposal from her Boyfriend or Best Friend, because she’s had no luck catching Bouquets at Weddings she’s been to recently)

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 5
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Well if they are tacky than I guess my wedding was TACKY I used fake flowers…

    Post # 6
    3121 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think so!  I think if you browse around and find the best fake flowers you can do them really well!

    Post # 7
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think fake can work if they are high quality.  It would also give you the flexibility to make them ahead of time.

    Post # 8
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

     I have only seen them at a tacky wedding BUT im sure that if you use quality faux flowers they will look just fine!  I only say the other wedding with fake flowers was tacky because there was no effort put into arranging them in a nice way and the plastic vases were, I kid you not, duct taped to the tables. So can they be tacky? Oh yes. Do they have to be? No way!

    Post # 9
    5958 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    The whole Real vs Synthetic debate is something I can’t imagine any guest actually caring about, or even really scrutinizing, since I can appreciate both.  I love flowers, because, they’re flowers, they smell good, the petals are soft and they are a marvel of nature….I dig synthetic because of the craftsmanship, consistency and durability of them, and depending on the application, I would be equally wowed out by either, because I’m groovy like that and besides, I only go to weddings to dance badly and eat cake!

    Post # 10
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If the flowers look real, then go for it! IMO, spending lots of money on “real” flowers is ridiculous. I’ve never walked away from a wedding saying “Did you see her flowers?”, nor have I heard of anyone saying such a thing. Most people want good booze, good music, and good food!

    Post # 11
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Sassygrn:  now that is a amazing example of how fake flowers should be used! These are lovely!!

    Post # 12
    9578 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think it’s tacky but I don’t like fake flowers.  I have absolutely no desire to keep my bouquet so that doesn’t really matter to me.  You just have to make sure you buy the best quality possible, otherwise they remind me of browsing Hobby Lobby or some place like that.  There are some very high quality ones that look lovely.

    Anyway, no one will remember what kinds of flowers you used, only you will.

    If you’re interested in saving money, you can order wholesale flowers online for a lot less than you would pay a florist and you can DIY your own.  It’s not really hard to do, just takes some organization.  From the prices I’ve seen of some fake flowers, I don’t know that it’s much more expensive (if any) to do your own.

    Post # 14
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I think for the centerpieces like the photo you posted, it would be fine to use artificial flowers. Normally I am completely against them, but in some cases they’re perfectly fine to use. The only reason I’m really against them is because I absolutely and in love with fresh real nice smelling flowers, but you’re right it can save you some money, and you could always use them again or sell them. 

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