Post # 1
Being on a very tight budget, I am considering doing a combination of real flowers and artificial. Use real flowers for the flowers in the bridal party (my bouquet, my moh’s bouquet, corsages, and the boutineers) and then using artificial flowers for all the decorations. I’m also trying to think of creative centerpiece’s that don’t involve flowers. We’re going for a country chic feel.
So what do you think? Too tacky? Do-able?
Post # 3
It is very do-able! I’m not having any real flowers. I ‘m taking silk flower petals and bunching them up and putting about 5 votive with in them. Very simple yet elegant and very inexpensive.
Post # 4
I love this idea, especially if you pick flowers that look good fake. Who really cares at the reception anyway, plus it seems to be cheaper. I like the idea of mason jars for a country-chic feel and you could tie a ribbon around them with a candle inside.
Post # 5
It seems to be a very nice idea! I’m also on a tight budget but considering to order cheap natural flowers for my wedding. They are still lovely, natural and cheap. Getting them from online vendors is so much cheaper. My sister recommend to take a look at Fiftyflowers.com. They offer whole prices. I’m planing to order colorful Peruvian Lilies and sober Baby’s Breath.
Post # 6
I’m all about using mason jars! My Future Father-In-Law is always going to a huge local flee market so I’m going to ask him to be on the look out for them. I’m also thinking of using vintage cake stands for the cupcakes (instead of a cake). So I’m looking for those too. Looks like I’m going to be hitting all the yard sales and flea markets come spring!
Post # 7
I used real calla lilies for our bouquets and latex callas from Hobby Lobby for the centerpieces. They were inside bowls and cylinders filled with water with floating candles in them. They were an inexpensive alternative that worked out great for us and everyone commented on them. We had lots and lots of votives in two sizes on the tables which gave it a cozy intimate feel. Tons of candles with simple rustic decorations can work great. The callas had been taken out of the bowl by a guest in the photo below but that was the only pic I had handy.
Post # 8
I love the look of submerged orchid centerpieces, but they’re so expensive to buy! I figured the fake ones will do just as well underwater and then I can use them afterwards at home in some kind of arrangement.
Post # 9
Beautiful pics! I hadn’t thought about submerging the artificial ones and keeping the up close ones real.
Post # 10
I was thinking about doing a real-silk combo! Glad to see it crossed someone elses mind!
Post # 11
I am doing all silk flowers, as me, my mom and sister are all really allergic. I found a good selection from http://www.save-on-crafts.com. And I’ll be ordering some over the summer to practice making bouquets so we can DIY our own