Post # 1
Normally I am totally against the idea of silk flowers, but I am doing all the flowers myself which means I will be hard pressed for time leading up to the wedding. So I thought that it may be a good idea to make some of them in silk and others with real flowers. I have attached 3 inspiration picks below and here is my plan (there will be 3 different centerpiece themes which will alternate tables:
1. Manzanita Trees-the pomanders will be made from silk flowers
2. The tall pomander centerpieces- these would also be silk
3. The low centerpieces would be real flowers
What do you think, please be brutally honest, I don’t want people at the wedding to realize that i’m combining fake and real and to think that it is lessthan elegant. All the bouquets for the girls will be made from real flowers. Thank you Bees!
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Post # 3
I like the low ones. I find the other two, too busy.
Post # 4
I really kind of dislike the idea of mixing. I think I like it less than if you did all of the flowers in silk. I hate to be a negative nelly, I’m sorry.
Post # 5
I kind of like the idea, though I’d probably just go all silk for all decorations. Just for the cohesiveness that that provides.
You can still do real for bouquets/bouts and it’d be fine.
Post # 6
I really like the low ones. And they look like carnations, which are fairly cheap – always a good thing!
Post # 7
Hmm…I think one or the other. I really like the ones with the manzanita branches!
Post # 8
When my friend got married, we did something very similar. The tall centerpieces were silk, and anything that would be close to people (bouquets, low centerpieces, etc) was real. I think everything looked great. The only way anyone could tell that the tall centerpieces were silk would be if someone was standing up looking closely. Especially if you have low lighting, no one will know the difference. I love the look of everything! My one suggestion would be to choose only one tall arrangement to mix with the low ones. Otherwise it will look less cohesive.
Post # 9
@missapis Thank you! This was the answer I was looking for. Did your friend keep all the flowers the same? As in same types, or were the silk ones a little bit different?
Post # 10
Too funny. I stared out doing the same exact things lol.. But I have since axed (at least for now lol) the manzanita branches! I am doing pomanders in tall vases and small vases also. I am also doing fake for the centerpieces and real for my girls.. It has taken me sometime to decide to do it.. But i am gonna! My Mother-In-Law thinks its worng but she is also not contributing to my close to 35,000$ wedding already.. So if i can save 1000$ by not using real flowers I will!!! Did you price your manzanita branches.. they are not too chaep!!!! I found them the cheapest on ebay or saveoncrafts.com…good luck!!.. and they are all great.. you have great taste!!!!