(Closed) Silk Flowers

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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 # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hobby Lobby seems to have the best selection. I’m also debating silk vs. real flowers.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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!

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