(Closed) Real and Silk Combo?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

i put artificial stems in both my bouquet and my flower girl’s bouquet (see recap posts), but they weren’t meant to imitate real flowers.  i put them in for texture, and i don’t run the risk of it ‘looking fake’ when those elements weren’t suppose to look like flowers in the first place.

i have seen bouquets that mix real and silk, and the results greatly vary depending on the quality of the silk stems, how well it’s put together, and how well the real and silk stems work together/compliment eachother.  you can definitely make it work well, but i strongly suggest some practice runs.  if i come across photos in the near future i’ll try to remember to send them your way.  GL!

Post # 4
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m doing it, and if you get good enough quality silk peonies, no one will notice, and it will be just as gorgeous! Then you get to save the silks to use in your home with your FH!!

Post # 5
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

  I’m biased, because I am not a fan of most silk flowers (especially from the craft store).  I would suggest buying your real flowers wholesale online- the cost is the same as silk flowers (sometimes cheaper)- the only difference is the real won’t last.  If you want to do peonies, but don’t want to spend the money on them- you can wire together 4-5 carnations- they look very much like peonies.


  If you really want to mix the real and silk, make sure you get a higher quality silk flower.  They do make silk flowers that look almost real.

Post # 6
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think you will be fine as long as you get good quality faux flowers. I have seen many that you wouldn’t know the difference unless told.

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