Post # 1
I’m totally down with artificial flowers for my wedding. I may use real for my bouquet but not sure. Anyway, I’m planning on having very simple centerpieces in simple vases, and lots of foliage as a runner. I would love to know where you got your real touch flowers! I plan on keeping them to add to my decor post-wedding, which is why I’m not using real. I’m looking to purchase them by the stem. Thanks!!
Post # 2
I bought the majority of mine at Hobby Lobby because I liked to see the flowers in person—some are definitely better than others. I bought a few from Afloral but I felt like those looked less real than the hobby lobby ones did (my roses looked and FELT real). Afloral looked a bit too much like foam.
JoAnne fabrics had some really great greenery and lambs ear stems that I bought, but I didn’t care for their floral…I forget what their brand was called there.
Post # 3
I got some real touch flowers from afloral just to use around the house. I bought two tulip “bunches” and one peony.
The peony is gorgeous. The tulips.. are OK. a few were squished/damaged. They smelled like armpits for months. I kept spraying them with perfume/febreeze and leaving them outside.. but still I’d get whiffs of sweat as I passed them for a long time.
Post # 4
Alas, I do not have a hobby-lobby anywhere near where I live. I alwayd hear such amazing things too! I agree with seeing them in person. I do have a Michaels that is acessable, so I guess I’ll have to check that out.
That is hilarious about the armpit smell!!! I’ll make sure my flowers pass the sniff test lol!
Post # 5
Ebay. Bought lots from various sellers to test. Some were hideous. Some were amazing though and ended up ordering more from that seller.
Do you have time to do this? It worked out very economical.
We had real for bouquet and buttonholes but a mix of faux and real for all the decor.
Post # 6
amanda1988 : Weird! I ordered doilies from afloral to put under my centerpieces and they had the same sweat/cat pee smell! There must be something up with their warehouses.