(Closed) Real or Fake bouquet

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We were going to do fake, but opted for fresh DIY flowers as it was cheaper, easier & I like the idea of having fresh.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really wanted fake but I found that what I wanted was more expensive so we’re going with real..

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The ones I picked that were fake were on Etsy for over $200.  From my florist I am looking around $160.  I think it depends you might want to call a few florists in your area to get an estimate (depends a lot on what flowers too) and compare with the cost of suppilies to DIY.  I would have tried to DIY but I am not good at crafts..  at all.  Post pics if you end up making them!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@nanny1702:  In my experience, yes, real flowers were cheaper. But it totally depends on what you’re looking to do.

If I had wanted an intricate arrangement with lots of exotic flowers, silk probably would have saved money. This is because a lot of my money would have gone towards labor (for the florist) and the connections a florist can offer. By using silk, I would have all the time in the world to arrange the flowers (and saved money on labor, since my labor would have been free), and I wouldn’t have to find a supplier who would likely have minimum purchase requirements for the exotic flowers.

But, since I want something simple (roses & hydrangeas), it actually turned out to be a lot more expensive to do silk. Roses & hydrangeas were cheap from Costco (ordered online in bulk), and I’ll be arranging them the night before with all my bridesmaids. Good quality silks are actually not all that cheap (IMO).

I’m spending around $7/each for my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, and mine will probably be around $30.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m considering crocheting my flowers. Flowers are ridiculously expensive here. I could never get a bouquet for $15 here. Well, I could. But that would be like a gas station bunch of flowers.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

sorry i had to edit my post..  i am an idiot and thought we were talking about bouts..  i should prob refrain from posting while enjoying wine.  my apologies. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I’m going with real.  Personally not a fan of fake flowers!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m going with fake, I’ve had the worst allergies this year and my wedding day is not a day where I want to test out how well allergy medicine holds up.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2007

I would use artificial wedding flowers. Firstly, silk flowers last a very long time and won’t wilt. Secondly, heat and cold won’t hurt them either so no refrigeration or air conditioning is needed, also they don’t need to be arranged in water or wet floral foam. Finaly, you can create your own quite bridal bouquets very easily.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

going to use fake for my and BMs tulip bouquet, too much of a fuss to organise the real ones…

but DIY the tulip toss bouquet… so the toss bouquet will look little different to the rest of bouquets.. but whos going to pay that much attention to details

 

HAHA

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Real. I much prefer the look and scent that you can’t get with silks. Plus, it’s actually alot less expensive.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Real, having blue orchids and white roses for mine!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@nursemel: Those orchids are my flowers too! In fact, my whole wedding is planned off those orchids. Add in some red in there and that’s what I want my bouquet to look like!

OP, my plan right now is to do real flowers for me and SO, and then fake for everyone else. 

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