(Closed) Real or Fake?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
4979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I don’t think it’s tacky at all, especially if you get nice fakes. 

Post # 4
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would urge real flowers, unless flower allergies are a consideration. Maybe you could have a florist just do your bouquet to save money, or look up tutorials on how to do it yourself? Also, if you need bridesmaids bouquets, personally I would suggest even having the girls carry something as simple as one rose each. I just love real flowers myself, but you don’t have to spend a lot on them!

Post # 5
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I love real flowers. Fake were not even an option. I would rather use filler flowers like babies breath for everything than use fake flowers.

Post # 6
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Fake is easier just more  expensive. I am using a local flower grower and it is super duper cheap 

Post # 7
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I vote fresh. If cost is the issue, you can use less expensive flowers like baby’s breath or carnations in larger groupings, and they look beautiful! 

If it’s just that you don’t want to deal with it the day of (I didn’t, and I love flowers!), a good florist will make the whole thing easy.

Post # 8
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Real flowers! I didn’t think I wanted real flowers but they were my favorite thing in the wedding! They were so beautiful and they smelled amazing… it was really calming. Plus shopping for them was sooo much fun! I had my bridesmaids carry lanterns with flowers attached to the bottom. In all we spent under $500 on my massive bouquet, 4 lanterns with flowers attached, 10 cups of rose petals, a flower basket, a birds nest, 7 bouts and 100 branches for our centerpieces. Flowers definitely don’t have to cost a lot to look amazing. =) In the end it was hundreds less to get real flowers than to get decent fake flowers. We picked them up on the way to the venue so they were already packed and everything, it was so easy.

Post # 9
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

There are good looking fake flowers and there are bad ones. It isn’t always cheaper but if you want out of season flowers it will be. Also, if you are DIY you don’t have a mad rush the days before because they can be done sooner. 

For reference, my totally fake flowers:


Post # 10
2436 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Real real real!! There’s nothing like a fresh bouquet of delicate, fragrant flowers. Like some another poster said, you can always opt for cheaper yet still beautiful real flowers

Post # 11
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Real. No question.

Post # 12
2269 posts
Buzzing bee

I am making my roses out of coffee filters, using the “realistic look” method, and filling in with baby’s breath (so cheap and easy to grow yourself), and possibly hydrangeas from friends’ bushes in their yards, and some greenery I’ll harvest from my yard.

Post # 13
504 posts
Busy bee

Some fake flowers are simply beautiful! I was shocked at how beautiful the coffee filter roses are.

I talked my daughter into real mainly because they smell so wonderful. Plus when people leave I’m sending the centerpieces with them so no need to transport them. People may as well get enjoyment out of them.

Post # 14
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used real. I love the smell of real flowers, especially for an indoor wedding.

As a general rule, good fake flowers are more expensive than real flowers.

Post # 15
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Speaking as a florist-in-training…. If you go the fake road,,, Latex Real Touch flowers. They are more pricey than standard silk flowers, won’t wilt like real flowers, last a lifetime and feel just like flowers. I love them.

Post # 16
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

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