Post # 1
Im sorry if this post might offend anyone. I was talking to my SIL About centerpieces and I told her that I plan on using silk flowers instead of real, and she said that waas a little tacky.. when she said that, I felt a little cheap and then decided to go the resh flower route but only to find out that its going to cost over 1 grand for fresh flower centerpieces. Has anyone used silk flowers in their wedding? How did you feel about it when using them? Im thinking maybe I can alternate between real and silk?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@Gemstone: I’ve seen pretty silk flowers – Im worried if people might just lean over touch it and realize it wasnt real. Well, reality is- I cant afford real flowers- atleast not in big amounts.
Anyone know of good sites to get silk flowers from?
I came across this :
Post # 6
@lefeymw: Hmm… If I decide to use flowers on some tables and non florals on others- Id have to come up with some awesome ideas for centerpieces. I loved the branch idea but it looks hazardous, so I gotta figure something else. 🙂 thank you for your honest opinion!
Post # 7
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
@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
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
We did artificial flowers and I think they looked great…not tacky at all. We got a ton of compliments on them.
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Post # 12
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
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
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
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
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.