Post # 1
We decided a while ago that we were going to do fake flowers. We like them and liked that they won’t die.
When I first told my mom she was fine with this idea.
Then a couple weeks ago she was looking at fake flowers and decided they were so ugly. She phoned me to tell me and kept going on and on. I told her all the positives and yes some are ugly but there are nice ones. She then said she was worried she would have to convince me to use real ones.
Fast forward to last night. We are chatting on the phone and she tells me that herself and my grandma had a talk about the wedding this weekend and wanted to tell me something. She says to me “we want to pay for the flowers but only if you use real ones.” Apparently my grandma wants to do something for the wedding so this is what they came up with.
So I said I appreciate the offer, I will talk to Fiance and let you know.
So I talk to Fiance and he is all excited that there is one more thing we don’t have to pay for. I’m disappointed in his excitement because I wanted fake like we decided. So we talked about it and came up with doing a fake bouquet for me so I can keep it and letting my mom order real for the rest.
I haven’t talked to my mom again, I will talk to her this weekend.
I want to know what you bees think, would a fake bouquet look fine if the rest are real?? Should I just let my mom talk me into real flowers? Or should I try and talk her into liking fake ones?
Post # 3
What would you do with the bouquet after? To me, it’s something to dust that hangs around the house. I’m not incredibly sentimental about “stuff” though 😉 Personally, I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers, so I would go with the real ones, especially since your mom has offered to pay for them! Do make sure though that you end up with flowers in the style/colours YOU want and not what you mom wants if she’s the one paying for them!
Post # 4
@bakerella: <–what she said 🙂
Post # 5
I’m doing fake because they are cheap. I don’t actually want to keep them afterwards or anything like that (collect dust much?). If someone wants to pay for them for you, I would take them up on that offer.
By The Way there are tons of pics of fake fower bouquets on here if you want to convince her they will look fine.
Post # 6
I think you should just let your mom do the real ones.
Post # 7
Is there another reason that you prefer the fake flowers other than the fact that you could keep them as a keepsake? You seem really attached to the idea.
I’m not anti-fake, I’m just wondering what else your reasoning may be.
Post # 8
@Mrs.RDV: what were the reasons you wanted fake flowers in the first place?
If it was just to save money, I’d let your mom and gma help with the flowers. That’s a really sweet gesture.
I haven’t seen anyone use fake flowers for wedding, so I can’t comment on how they would look. I know I’ve seen fake flowers look ‘real’. I used silk roses for my poms, but I think they looked fine – but I wouldn’t have been happy with them in my bouquet.
Post # 9
Since it isn’t a budget concern any longer I would take your Mom up on her offer to get real ones. But definetely agree with previous poster that you need to make sure you are choosing the flowers and style. I personally went for real, and just did less (due to budget) because I wanted the smell of the flowers, and I couldn’t get that from fake.
Post # 10
I’m kind of a hoarder so I’m doing fake for all of the people flowers then I’m going to use them to decorate later. My venue is outside so I won’t get any of the nice smells and it will be HOT so they might wilt and honestly, I just didn’t want to worry about it. Maybe you could compromise and do the flowers for the people real and your bouquet and maybe the centerpieces fake so you can reuse them/people can take them.
Post # 11
It’s been a quiet morning at work, so I’ve been thinking about everything. And if I had fake and everyone else had real that would look dumb. I think I just really liked the idea of keeping my bouquet, but then I started thinking what will I do with it?
So I think I’ll talk to my mom and let them buy real ones. As long as I get to choose the types and colours then it shouldn’t be a problem.
Thanks for the advice ladies!! It helped me lots!!