(Closed) Is using silk flowers tacky?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 47
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Wannabee

To silk flowers you can add fresh baby’s breath or real roses the same day of the Wedding.

If you are still looking for silk flowers I have been a florist for over 25 years and I can help.

 

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I think it’s weird when people call other people’s wedding choices or decor tacky, it just looks bad on them. It’s all about what you want, and think of it this way, not everyone goes silk because of cost. I’ve seen plenty of bees on here that spent more on silk than they would have real! Silk also photographs well, and that’s what you’ll have to remember the day.

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m doing all silk for my wedding. I wanted to have the bridal bouquet and groom’s bout to keep as souvenirs afterwards and due to the logistics of me planning from afar, the week ahead of the wedding when I arrive will be too hectic to worry about making all the decorations in the days before. We simply will not have time, especially because we are DIYing the food and that will take up the entire day before and morning of. Using silk flowers means a lot of the decorations are already made and ready to go. I’ve yet to see any other bride’s silk decor or bouquets look anything other than beautiful.

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really wanted fresh flowers but my colors are chocolate brown and champagne and unfortunately brown flowers are dead flowers ๐Ÿ˜›  I was planning to do fresh white flowers for the bridesmaid bouquets but have decided I’d rather have flowers in our colors which means I’ll be using silks.  (Our centerpieces will still use the white flowers)  I found some very realistic ones that I think look great with the bridesmaid dresses.  My Mom also made me a brooch bouquet using some of my grandmother’s brooches mixed with new ones we found and those are combined with some gorgeous ivory silk flowers.  It looks amazing.  Sometimes I think silk makes more sense depending on what look you are trying to achieve.  You can’t make a brooch bouquet ahead of time using real flowers!  Do whatever makes you happy and try not to worry about what everyone else thinks.  You will never be able to please everyone.  (If only I could take my own advice!)

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 

I’m using all silk and I don’t think it’s tacky at all! This is my bouquet (it’s not tied or wrapped yet) and I think it looks just as good as any real one! (of course I’m biased but still. :P)

I spent $250 on flowers instead of the $700 they wanted at the flower shop (only for the bridal party/attendants!)

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

No, not tacky.

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrsgurzakovic:  I don’t think silk flowers are tacky at all – they often look just as nice as fresh flowers, and you usually can’t tell unless you’re giving the flowers a very close inspection. I would think if someone is peering at your flowers that close, they’d find blemishes on the real ones, too!

I’m doing real flowers, but ONLY because I got an amazing deal from a rather rural flower shop – otherwise I would have gone the silk flower route or perhaps no flowers at all. As long as YOU like it, that’s what matters ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 55
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m using silk flowers!! I don’t think it’s tacky by any means and get to save my bouquet forever as a momentum of the wedding day ๐Ÿ™‚ This is my bouquet…I absolutely love it!!

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m using silk flowers for my centre pieces!

Here’s a photo of a quick arrangement I made ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There are some really nice silk flowers now.  I did real flowers because I love the smell of them, and well, my parents were paying but I did make a copy of the boquet with silk flowers.  It wasn’t “cheap” becaus I used to high quality flowers, but it was less than the real boquet and looks real.

Oh, the other reason I didn’t use silk is DH thinks they are tacky.  But he’s a guy, so what does he know? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think if they are quality silk flowers, then they will be beautiful. Cheaply made ones are noticeable, though. But when you spend a couple hundred on quality ones, I don’t think you’d have anything to worry about.

I’ve seen dyed wooden flowers, fabric flowers, and nice flowers, and they all looked beautiful. I also think the farmers market suggestion was a great suggestion, especially if you’re going for a rustic/shabby chic/garden look!

I think no matter what you do it will look gorgeous.

Post # 59
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@laurn88:  Could Not have said that better myself………

 

I am not a fan of flowers at all….  But I am pretty sure that none of your guest will leave your wedding saying “everything was beautiful but she should have used real flowers”  I have never had the balls to reach over and touch the flowers and see if they are real at a wedding.  My focus were on the bride and groom!!!!  This is your day enjoy it!!!!!!!!!

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Not tacky at all!!!  Silk flowers have come a long way from back in the day.  I am guilty of sniffing a silk flower or two in the past without realising they’re fake.  Go ahead with your plan for silk!

 

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