(Closed) Is using silk flowers tacky?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 61
Member
114 posts
Blushing bee

Eventhough I’m concerned, we are still using fake flowers for table centrepieces whilst having real flowers for our bouquets, I could’nt justify the cost of real flower centrepieces for 25 tables so opted for fake 1’s.

We went for whatever was cost effective for us but I know there will be those people who open their mouth and tell people its fake or else make a snarking comment about it since they used real flowers for their wedding/s. Makes me kind of bogged down about it but there aren’t enough flowers to go around if we take apart bridesmaids and my flower bouquets to distribute to guest tables.

Post # 62
Member
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I have opted for silk flowers as the type of flowers I want arent in season at the time of my wedding. to be honest I dont care what anyone thinks. my bouquet is gorgeous and you couldnt even tell they were silk until you touch them!

 

Post # 63
Member
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

View original reply
FutureMrsRN:  where did you get your silk flowers from?

Post # 64
Member
312 posts
Helper bee

When people look back at your wedding, I highly doubt their thoughts are going to be on if you used real flowers or not. 

Post # 65
Member
2366 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

View original reply
Mrs.SplatterPaint:  They do look great. 

Post # 66
Member
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think its a little tacky as the bride knowing but I dont think its something people would really comment on. I think mixing real and silk flowers is a good way to minimize the budget.

I don’t think tacky is the word that I would use… more like practical.

Post # 67
Member
1786 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

View original reply
Mrs.Beeloney:  your flowers are stunning! if you don’t mind where did you purchase them? i would like to use silks for my wedding next year but i want something of nice quality. 

Post # 68
Member
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m doing real touch flowers.  I’ve read great reviews on them, even on people who were in weddings where the bouquet was real touch and they couldn’t tell.  

I’m not going to spend an arm and a leg on something that I can’t even bring home from Mexico.  

 

My friend had 500 people at her wedding, over 50 tables.  Spent an arm and a leg on purple dyed roses for her centerpieces only to walk into a banquet room filled with purple and teal tables and PINK roses since the dye hadn’t “taken to them” fast enough.  They were purple the following day.  I’d rather have fake flowers that are the right color than real flowers that are the completely wrong color.

Post # 71
Member
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

View original reply
Mrsgurzakovic:  I had silk flowers and was told that it was tacky. I preferred to spend my money on great food and alcohol.

Post # 72
Member
1786 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

View original reply
Mrs.Beeloney:  Beautiful! Where did you order from?

Post # 73
Member
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I used artificial flowers. we had a doube wedding with my lovely SIL and her SO. A close friend of hers was kind and talented enough to make the bouquets. The great thing about using artificial flowers is you can keep your bouquet as a memory of the day! I have mine on my bedside table and they make me happy.

Post # 75
Member
333 posts
Helper bee

This seems like such an odd question to me.  So many people in my family are allergic to flowers that only my bouquet would be real.  That’s not tacky.  It’s thoughtful. 

The topic ‘Is using silk flowers tacky?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors