Post # 1
I’ve been toying with the idea of using silk/imitation flowers. I was wondering if anyone came across a website or a store they’d recommend. Has anyone else used silk flowers? Does it really cut down on costs?
Post # 3
A friend had her wedding flowers made at some market a few years ago. They turned out very beautiful and they looked real. It helped that she got that task out of the way long before the wedding and that she can keep them forever.
I think there are some online stores that have silk/imitation flowers for brides. Just search around. It’s a great idea, not sure on the savings but I’d rather have my bouqet real.
Post # 4
Got mine from Bloomed To Last (online) and Kristi (master designer who is also a wedding consultant) is excellent to work with. Tell her what you want and she will give you suggestions and provide a quote. Pictures for final approval are sent before shipping so you can make last minute adjustments. Everyone who has seen our flowers think they are absolutely gorgeous and look totally real. I would never have been able to afford the same (cymbidium orchids and day lilies) in fresh flower./ Four hair clips, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, my bouquet, 1 groom boutonaiire (yeah I know that’s spelled wrong) and 6 more boutinairres and two corsages ran me about $300.
Post # 5
I toyed with the idea of silk flowers as well, but I really wanted real flowers. I am not sure about where to get good silks at, I would try Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby they have a huge selection on flowers and you could see them up front then try to google them by flower name.
Post # 6
I actually got mine from a local silk florist. I went this route mainly because of the cost and I have been known as a plant killer.
For us, the cost of artificial flowers were tremendously cheaper then going with real flowers. We will be getting my bouquet, a toss bouquet, Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet, 6 bouts, 4 corsages, 7 boxes of loose petals, 1 dozen artifical butterflies for about $220 (including tax).
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
Miss Lab is using silk flowers and her bouquets turned out really beautiful!
Post # 8
Hobby Lobby seems to have the best selection. I’m also debating silk vs. real flowers.
Post # 9
I debated this and ultimately went with real, except for 2 peony bouquets. I got mine at http://www.fioribelli.com and LOVE them
Post # 10
I debated on the silk vs real to save money. In the end, I ordered real from Sam’s Club online, they seemed cheaper that way.
Post # 11
I had my bouquets made by Tara of viennasflowers.com. She did a WONDERFUL job. They look real! Most of the silks found in stores like Michaels are lower grades of silk, I believe around a 2 on a scale of 5. Tara used (I believe?) grade 5’s in my bouqets and they look so real, I kept sniffing them! I can’t reccomend her enough!