(Closed) Silk Flowers?? Any thoughts?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i think it’s a matter of opinion, but i prefer real flowers; silk can be fine (some even look super realistic, and if you are DIYing flowers, you can do them way in advance, which is great!) but yes…it’s just personal preference!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m personally not a fan of silk.  I think that they just don’t have the same effect that real flowers do. But then again, I haven’t really researched them.  Maybe they make brands of silks that are more life-like?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not a fan of silk flowers personally. Most don’t look realistic at all, and those that supposedly do are incredibly expensive compared to real flowers. If you want the smell of fresh flowers, you’ll have to spray perfume on the silks. Unless you are getting exotic flowers or something that is out of season, then fresh flowers are generally cheaper. There are many places you can order fresh flowers from that are cheaper than a regular wedding florist’s markup. Also, unless a flower is delicate by nature (gardenias for example), then it will stand up the entire day and several days after without wilting.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Sister’s were gorgeous! If I had my camera, I’d take a pic of them. I kept the tossing bouquet and my Bridesmaid or Best Man one (and it’s been 2 years)! I saw go for it!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m doing silk flowers, I couldn’t justify the cost of real flowers. There are some really beautiful and realistic looking flowers. I got the flowers for my bouquet at Hobby Lobby and I’m using Real Touch Roses and “Freshed Pick” Ranunculus grouped together and while it’s not done yet I think it’ll look really good. The cost was great too because I got them on sale for 50% off, the total for all the flowers was like $30. There have been a few bee’s who have done silk floral (Mrs. Lab) and I thought they all looked fabulous. All of the pp are correct it really comes down to personal preference, if you like the look of silk then do it but you could find fresh flowers for a decent price.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m getting the ones that look and feel real. I just can’t afford fresh flowers! but its only for the bouquets for myself and the bridesmaids, so it will be pretty cheap! Esp since michaels is having a sale of all their silks 40% off!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m using silk. here’s a pic. [attachment=682845,88647]

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I want my flowers to look nice, but I’m not attached to the idea of real flowers. My budget is dwindling, so I’m probably going to do some, if not all, silk. At the end of the day, ten years later, no one will remember whether your flowers were real or silk. Do what works best for you and your budget!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’ve definitely seen silk flowers that are sooo realistic looking that it gets the job done. my preference is for real flowers (even though they dont last forever), and i just found out from my florist this past weekend, that silk flowers aren’t that much cheaper if at all (for the good ones).

totally a matter of preference

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@killerpenguins05:  where did you find your silk flowers? they look great!

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