(Closed) Silk bouquet vs. real bouquet. Convince me.

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What is your bouquet?
    Real : (35 votes)
    70 %
    Silk : (9 votes)
    18 %
    Other (brooch, fabric, etc.)e : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I ordered some real touch calla lilies as a sample and they are AMAZING. Silk flowers feel and look pretty fake, but the real touch ones are incredible. 

    Post # 4
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    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I choose silk; 1. budget, cheaper than real, 2. they do not die can be a keepsake for you and your bridesmaids, 3. you can re-sell your silk flower package after the wedding, 4. just as beautiful as real.

    My bridal bouquet;

    Maid of honor bouquet;

    Post # 5
    Member
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was going to have fake ones to save money until I found out it was cheaper to get real flowers! I was so happy I did too… I had fun at the florist shop, I had fun looking and shopping for flowers (way bigger variety) and on the day of the wedding I was blown away. They smelt so amazing while I walked down the aisle, it kept me focused and calm. =) My bouquet was one of my favorite things about our wedding actually!

    Post # 6
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m using real, I was planning on using silk for budget reasons but since I am DIYing my flowers, it is actually cheaper to buy bulk floral from Sams club and make the bouquets than it is to get the nicer silk flowers that look real. 

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee

    I just love that real flowers smell great too! We wnet real

    Post # 9
    Member
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    There’s good things about both I’d say! Real flowers are beautiful, and smell pretty! Cons are they may cause allergies and they could possibly wilt, depending on the flowers you choose they can be pricey. 

    Silk flowers can be kept as a keepsake, and be made ahead of time, no allergy problems. Cons are they dont have a pretty smell, poor quality flowers look fake. 

    I used real touch flowers for my wedding, they were not cheap but they looked very real and I was able to make them ahead of time which made it much less stressful!

    Post # 10
    Member
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @gangqinjia:  yep: bear grass loops, ivory polo roses, amaranthus, stephanotis, ranunculus, anemones, brown fiddlehead ferns, green and white lisianthus, eucalyptus, green hypericum berries, stock flowers and various ferns.

    Post # 11
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I just received my silk bouquet and am THRILLED. I was going to DIY flowers either way (live or silk), and the cost of silk was just much better not to mention not having to stress about it in the couple of days before the wedding.

    I was really nervous but I loved the flowers once they arrived. I’m so happy I’m going this route – not to mention it’s saving me about 50% over live flowers, and probably like 80% over live flowers through a florist.

    I will say, I am not incredibly picky on flowers. But I do have an eye for detail and design, and these meet my needs just fine. I ordered from afloral.com (not the fancy real touch ones, just normal silks) and am loving them. I ordered two smaller bouquets and reassembled into one larger one for me, plus added a little extra I had left over from some other items I ordered for boutonnieres etc.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Honestly I was going to go silk until I meet a flower grower who is giving me an amazing deal.  I am getting flowers  for all my centerpieces and my bouquet for what the local florist was going to charge me for just MY bouquet. Yay!

    Post # 14
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @gangqinjia:  To me, you’d have to get within 12 inches of the flowers and be looking to tell they are fake, but again – I am pretty easy going on flowers. They photograph completely real. I also think it is likely the type of flowers you use. All roses? Those are so common that people might notice more easily. I have a mix of hydrangea, peonies, and a few roses mixed in. Now that I think about it, the roses are probably the most obvious fakes to me.

    All of their flowers are different. Read the reviews and the return policy.

    Post # 15
    Member
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I am having a “real” flower bouquet so thats what I voted for, but it looks like there are some beautifully done silk ones as well.  

    Post # 16
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Ours were fake with the lillies being real touch 🙂

     

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