(Closed) Real or fake????

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

While I love real flowers, I couldn’t justify spending all that money when they are just going to wilt & die! I am using real touch flowers for my bouquet & my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets. & I am decorating with some paper flowers at the reception.

Here’s my real touch bouquet:

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It depends I am doing real flowers but buying in bulk from costco and my aunt is putting them together and my flower cost is about what it would be to do fake. 

BUT if you dont have anyone to put together the flowers for you the night before/day of it might be a lot less stressfull to do fake flowers. 

Also it depends on the type of flower you are having. And if you are dead set on the type of flowers you want. Some flowers look better than others in silk!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I liked having real flowers for my bouquet because it smelled so pretty all day. We used real touch flowers for the centerpieces, though, and I loved them!

Real bouquet:

Fake centerpieces:

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are ways to make real flowers cheap.

Choose greens in interesting textures, choose in-season flowers etc. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We decided to go with real flowers. Though there are great fake flowers out there, we just love the look, smell, and touch of real flowers. There is the price difference but we think it’s worth it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know people use fake flowers, but I just wouldn’t be able to.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m also debating on using real or fake.  Not really because of the cost as the local flower district has great deals but my main concern is that our wedding will be during a hot temp time and the blue color I want is usually only achieved using flower paint which could stain my dress and with the combo of the heat and chemical color, they’ll wilt faster than Usual.

Is it mandatory to get flowers for our parents? Allergies are a factor for my parents.  I havent seen many nice faux flower boutonnieres so dunno what to do bout that.

Also, We’re not having a bridal party nor maid of honor or best man.  We will need flowers for the centerpieces and sweetheart table and that’s pretty much it.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know some people do fake flowers and they come out great, but others don’t come out so awesome and you can tell they are fake.  I guess it depends on the look you’re going for.  My wedding is a formal black tie event, and it would stand out if I used fake flowers (because I just know there’s at least one person who would touch them, figure out they’re fake, and tell everyone).

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I’m using real flowers only because some of the flowers I want to use are very real looking when bought fake.  And I want my bouquet as natural looking as possible.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m doing real touch flowers…real flowers..cheap or not are gonna die. Don’t u wanna keep it for memories…real touch seriously looks very real..its hard to tell any difference and u get to keep it and cherish it..and not have to throw it away

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My sister used real flowers and they were beautiful..either is great..depends on your budget and your resources…heres my Real Touch bouquet..I made it this weekend.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well I just made a post on mine but I’ll post again! : )

I’m using these wood flowers. They’re made from wood shavings from Phillipines boatyards. I love them! And they were pretty cheap!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abbie017:  Definitely! Real Touch flowers don’t carry every type of flower and so people are stuck using that really cheap material that doesn’t look real at all..Real flowers are best for certain occasions…my wedding is a little bit more simple so went with real touch lol

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Robin_Sparkles:  Gorgeous! I love that idea and its unique!

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