(Closed) Real vs Fake

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 5
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

I think you should just let your mom do the real ones.

Post # 7
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@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
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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.

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