(Closed) Real Flowers versus fake flowers please help

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What type of flowers!!
    real flowers : (60 votes)
    63 %
    silk flowers : (26 votes)
    27 %
    both : (9 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Go on etsy for flowers – I never wanted to spend a ton on flowers and my bouquet was perfect and she threw in the buitonniere for free!

    Post # 4
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I used silks. Do not regret it AT all. I was the same way you were – I wanted pretty centerpieces and bouquets but not really a huge flower lover. I ran the math 100 ways to Tuesday and even buying bulk flowers online and DIY’ing them, it was more expensive to have real flowers than silk.

    I ordered silks from afloral.com and they were great (not the fancy real touch ones either, just regular silks). They were done way ahead of time, cost me a fraction of what real flowers would have cost even if I did them myself, and were SO low stress – no dripping water, no worries about wilting, no problems transporting them.

    I am very glad I went with silks. I think if flowers are important to someone, they should do real and have a florist do them, but if they aren’t, I think they are a great place to save.

    Post # 5
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Personally, I am a flower lover so I might be biased. But I think that real flowers are nice because of the nice smell and vibrant look of the tangible/texture flower itself. If you are worrying about price, I am DIYing my flowers from Bloomsbythebox.com and my cousin used them, and the flowers came out gorgeous. My cousin isn’t that crafty and she used the tutorial videos on the website, and they looked similar to what a florist would do! I think it is totally your preference on what you want to do, but you can always give the centerpieces to someone whoever sat there, it will be a good reminder to them of how special your wedding was after they go home!

    Post # 6
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Personally I really dislike fake flowers, its the first thing I notice when I sit at a wedding. I would definitely go with real flowers. 

    Post # 7
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Sam’s Club or Costco seem like nice, economical options for cheap flower arrangements. 

    I’ve heard of a lot of people donating their flowers to churches, nursing homes, and schools after the wedding so that the flowers don’t go to waste.

    Post # 8
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    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @ashump210:  I think that those centerpieces are very pretty and elegant. If your wedding is going to be fancier, than I would say you really should go with real flowers, I know it hurts the wallet, but your guests will notice. I personally do not like fake flowers, mainly because the ones i’ve seen look very fake. Have you considered a centerpiece that does not include flowers if you don’t really like flowers?

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @ashump210:  If price isn’t the issue and you really love those and don’t find anything else, I think real is the way to go, and I agree with PP that you could donate them to a hospital or nursing home after!

    Post # 13
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    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have all fake flowers for my wedding. i love afloral.com and i discovered wedideas.com which is were i got my bouquet, cake flowers, and a few of the decoration flower and they all look beautiful! also check out bridesbouquet.com. i think getting real flowers is a huge unneeded expense for the wedding. if you dont want your flowers after the wedding you can always giver them out to guest, give the bouquets to your bridesmaids as a momentem or keep some like your bouquet as a decoration in your home. i have blue and white roses and we already know after the wedding when we move in together our bedroom is going to be blue so I’m planning on putting my flowers in a vase in our room as a decoration. There too pretty to get rid of. or if you just plan want to get rid of them you can alway put them up for sale on ebay or something for another bride to enjoy!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would definitely consider other centerpiece options. Candles, lanterns, etc. I’m a slight botany geek, and grew up planting flowers with my father, so I’ll likely be buying bulk and doing a little DIY like we did for my sister’s wedding. But my BFF is looking for a flowerless option for her future wedding, let me know if you find any good options!

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