(Closed) Real or Fake?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What did you do?
    Real, Loved them : (26 votes)
    79 %
    Real, Too much hassle : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Fake, Loved them : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Fake, Wished I had real : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i’m doing real, we’re doing an outside wedding in a courtyard and my dream was to have a garden wedding so i just couldn’t imagine having anything but real. i did go to a wedding once with fake flowers, a family member owns a silk flower shop so they did all of the flowers and they looked amazing. i would never diss fake flowers after that wedding, and now my friend who was a bridesmaid gets to have her bouquet as a centerpiece at her dining room table.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I’m doing real flowers, mostly because we’re doing a garden wedding & they only allow real flowers. But I never thought of doing fake flowers..I wanted the real deal completely. But it’s totally up to you, you’re right about how fake flowers almost look real these days.

    Post # 5
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    fake all the way! in fact they sit in a vase in one of our extra rooms. Real flowers were just a hassle to me and caused allergy issues. We had fake ones..people didn’t know it and were all “oh so pretty!” and then were surprised they were fake. Meh. Real=hassle and expensive.

    Here. You may dig, you may not. But i didn’t care so I saved myself the $$!

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    Post # 6
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m a fan of the real. I don’t think I wouldn’t mind the centerpieces and things being fake so much, but I definitely wanted my bouquet to be real!

    Post # 7
    Member
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @ejs4y8: Those look awesome!  Just as pretty as “real” (or live, whatever you prefer to call them).  And even better that you have a keepsake.  Beautiful! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @ejs, your flowers are gorgeous! Where did you purchase them?

    Post # 9
    Member
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @ejs-WOW they look so real! Makes me think twice about getting real ones now, i’d do anything to save money, did you do those yourself?

    Post # 10
    Member
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Real- loved them.  And we had them do double-duty.  Since we had a destination wedding instead of having guests take the centerpieces home we took them to a local nursing home the next day.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    only my bouq and my MoHs bouqs were silks-but they were high end expensive silks.  Everything else was real.  I had to have peonies and my florist couldnt guarantee the quality.  Photo is here.

     

    Post # 12
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    My friend had fake flowers and they looked amazing. SO lifelike. I bet no one knew they were fake aside from the wedding party.

    Post # 13
    Member
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @KellyV:  Where did you find the silk peonies? 

    Post # 14
    Member
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @Ms. Snuggie – fioribelli.com.  They are the “Perfect Peonies” in cream – both our bouqs were half full bloom and half cupped.  My bouquet had I think 12 in there, MoH had 8, so I purchased 2 dozen which cost $144 plus shipping.  So not terrible, but not Michaels-price either.  My florist assembled them and added rel lemon leaf

    http://www.fioribelli.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ItemNo=1170

    Post # 15
    Member
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @ejs4y8- I love your flowers! I am also wanting to do fake to save on money plus flowers aren’t a high priority for us as long as they look nice is all that matters. Did you do these yourself? Or hire someone?

    Post # 16
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    803 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ive never been to a wedding where the bouquets were kept in water.  florist know what flowers will last and what flowers wont.  unless you are getting married in July in 110 degrees, you shouldnt need water.

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