(Closed) real or fake flower in wedding hairdo??

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Real or fake gardenia in wedding hairstyle?
    Real flower : (10 votes)
    26 %
    Fake flower : (28 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I was going to do real, but I am getting married in July.  I didn’t want it to wilt while I was outside taking pictures (my florist forewarned me). So, I went with a fake flower. It’s just as pretty!

    Gardenias are absolutely beautiful. They will look great in your hair!

    Post # 4
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    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I bought a fake flower, used a real one. The real one looked so much nicer! I might pin the fake one on a cardigan or something someday.

    Post # 5
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    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Get a really nice flower on Etsy. Don’t think of it as a “fake flower,” think of it as a hair accessory. Make sure it has a clip with some sort of grip (rubber or velvet lining works great).

    Post # 6
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I am voting for fake just because I’ve seen some real ones wilt and look bad in the bride’s hair.  My sister did a small fake orchid piece in her hair and it was adorable!  Plus, you’ll be dancing, hugging, etc and you don’t want it to fall apart with the bumping it may receive.  Also, if I remember right, gardenias are a delicate flower so I’m guessing a fake one would be best…..the real ones do smell amazing though.  Are you having a gardenia bouquet?  🙂

    Post # 7
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve seen both.  Real flowers have potential to wilt badly, especially if you’re getting married in the heat.

    Post # 8
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Fake! The real one would wilt pretty quickly.

    Post # 9
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    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m also nervous of wilting — so to be safe I’d go fake.  BUT, to play devil’s advocate, I’ve heard that gardenias are actually pretty hardy flowers, so if you were to wear a real flower, that one’s a good choice.  Also — can’t beat that scent!  (Although, you could always spritz a little gardenia scent on the fake flower…)

    Post # 10
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    6573 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i went fake. i love real flowers, but i was scared of it getting squished with hugs or wilting. my sister/moh bought one for me at anthropologie.

    Post # 12
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @MacFaniam24:  It all depends on what you want to do with your hair.  Do you know what style you are going to go with yet?

    Post # 13
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    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I agree with the other bees – fake will hold up better. I ordered mine off of etsy too, some of the real-touch flowers don’t look fake at all. I got the comb as I plan to slip it on top of a side bun. 

    Post # 14
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Find the most realistic looking fake flower you can – I know if you really shop around, you can find a good one that will fool everyone!

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