Is using silk flowers tacky?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I don’t think it’s tacky at all. Lots of brides on here have posted photos of their silk bouquets and/or arrangements, and for one, I couldn’t tell they weren’t real. But I could tell that they were absolutely gorgeous. I think it’s a great way of having beautiful florals without the typical floral price!

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

Tacky? not really, Would I? no. They are a little too “old lady” or cheap in my opinion  If it was a cost savings issue, I would do something non-floral.

I havent seen a picture of real life bouquet where I couldnt tell (or maybe I have an didnt know it) even the ones on here where people say “they look real” I never think they do.

Post # 7
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I mean, honestly, if I were a guest and I touched your flowers and found out they weren’t real…I wouldn’t judge. I’ve been a bride. I know what weddings cost. I’d probably just think how smart it was.

To answer your question about alternating real and silk — I’d be a little careful with that. If you wanted real bouquets and silk arrangements, for example, that might work. But if you get the real and silk flowers too close together, that’s when you risk there being a noticeable difference, I think.

Post # 8
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@lefeymw:  agreed 100%. I’m not a fan of them. I understand why people would go that route but it is not my taste. It’s one of those things that I prefer to have.

Post # 9
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I actually bought fake flowers, and took them all back once I talked to a florist, shes going to do the same thing I wanted for about the same cost,  maybe a little less. They’ll be real and I dont have to do any work! Check into it, all florists charge diffrent. Where i’m at fake flowers are expeennsive

Post # 10
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We did artificial flowers and I think they looked great…not tacky at all. We got a ton of compliments on them.

Post # 12
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m floating the silk flowers in my centerpieces, so people won’t be touching them to find out that they’re fake. By catching the sale at a craft store, I got flowers for centerpieces for a total of $30.

Post # 13
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

As long as they’re pretty, I don’t think I would care in the least.  I went to a wedding a couple years ago where the flowers were real, but wilted.  That, people noticed.

Post # 14
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am using silk flowers! I was worried about it at first too… but honestly, Id rather have fake than none… and im not gonna fork over that much money for real ones that will die. at least I would be able to sell some of them after, and keep my bouquet forever. =D

Post # 15
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love the look of fabric flowers, paper flowers, etc. I’m planning on making paper flower topiaries for centerpieces. I think these days, anything goes!

Post # 16
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Call me tacky then, because we used silk flowers! I wanted specific colors that you can’t find in nature, plus we were on a strict budget.

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