(Closed) silk flower bouquets vs real flowers…

posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I think they look lovely!  I love real flowers, but hate that they will die after the wedding.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

They look so real! It’s hard to stomach paying so much $$$ for something that’s going to die. You can keep these in a vase for decoration to help remember your special day. I’m doing silk flowers as well so I might be a little bias 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

They look real to me!!! I was going to go the same route as you by puchasing silk but I found that samsclub.com has amazing deals on real ones!!  I plan to put all the flower bouts-bouquets-and centerpieces together the Thursday and Friday before our wedding 🙂 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s great you get to “preserve” your bouquet without the heavy price tag!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom made my bouquets and I love them!!!!!

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think you found a good place that sells high-quality silks, because nothing looks worse than cheap, silk flowers. The color and shape of the roses is-spot on. The only give away is how thin the handle is. A bouquet of real flowers that size would have a much thicker handle. So my suggestion is to pad it out with something. Other than that, I think they look great!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you want thicker handles try joann fabrics. My mom found bouquet holders that help make it fuller on the side and even have fake stems.

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Those are really good fakes. I like the idea of fake flowers (because you can have them ahead of time and they don’t die) but usually I hate the way they look. Those are beautiful!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

If you can get high quality silk, they look fantastic!  Some that I’ve seen are actually more felt-like than silk, and they have the texture of a real petal.  Gorgeous!!

The brides in all the weddings I’ve been in used silk and they were all lovely.  And we all got to keep them, so now I’ve got a really pretty collection and whenever I look at them they remind me of all the fun times we had at the weddings!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love the the flowers, what website did you find them.  I think i’m looking to do the same thing

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m thinking of doing silks for mine to preserve them and partially due to allergies. I haven’t decided if I’m doing the wedding party’s silk or not? But I want to keep mine. Check out somethingspectacular.com. Theirs are INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! I don’t think they ould be much cheaper thank real (depending on your area) but they are VERY high quality and beautiful

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