Post # 1
I’ve been going around to a few florists recently, and have been deciding on flowers. My Fiance still wants his aunt to do the flowers (I don’t care, whatever costs less), but I’m unsure if I want to do real or fake flowers. I know the fake flowers now don’t look as fake as they used to, but I still kind of like the idea of real flowers. It’s just a lot of work, and I’d have to keep them all in water all day.
Did any one do fake flowers? What did they look like? Did the look fake? Did you wish you did real?
For those who did real flowers, was it hard to keep the bouquets in water all day?
Post # 3
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
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
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 $$!
Post # 6
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
@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
@ejs, your flowers are gorgeous! Where did you purchase them?
Post # 9
@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
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
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
- 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
@KellyV: Where did you find the silk peonies?
Post # 14
@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
Post # 15
@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
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.