Post # 1
hi everyone, i just wanted your opinion on silk flowers as hair accessories. i see them all the time online, but i just wanted to know, do you think they look ‘too fake’ as opposed to real flowers? i mean, i know they are obviously not real, but the pro of the silk flowers is that they last longer in your hair. i guess i just want to know if you guys have suggestions (maybe websites or links) to silk flowers that look more on the ‘real’ side! or in your experience, have any of you seen them in person and can share your thoughts? it’s tough to know what they actually look like from the website pictures! thanks for your help!
Post # 3
i just went in DB this past Tuesday to look at veils and happened to see their version of the silk flower.
i didnt care for it. But i am certain there are some vendors out there that make better looking silks.
i am considering doing a hairpiece too. there are several options out there made of other materials, such as feathers, organza, that are designed in floral shapes but their not trying to be flowers.
i’ve been eyeing a few feathery options on http://www.shelleysheek.com recently. They also have silk options.
Post # 4
We are doing silk flowers at the altar, as there will be real flowers all over the room, and the only people who will really get close to the altar will be us. Also because the set-up people will have to move them out of the way after the ceremony (altar area also dance floor), and real arrangements of that size would be not only super expensive but really heavy. The problem with silk flowers in your hair is the same problem with silk flowers in your bouquet – people are going to see them close-up. Really nice silk flowers are not that much cheaper than real flowers – they just last longer. IMO, silk flowers that are significantly cheaper than real flowers just don’t look that great, especially up close.
Post # 5
If you aren’t concerned about cost, only lasting power, you can get some really nice silk flowers. Try Something Spectacular. I used them for all my flowers.
I do agree with suzanno that realistic looking silk flowers cost as much as real flowers though, so don’t expect to save money.
Post # 6
You can get high quality, dirt cheap silk flowers if you have some patience and persistence at a place like Michaels (or comparable craft store in your area). I’m getting all of my flowers there, and right now they have some flowers that are half off. My wedding’s not for another ten months, but we’re picking them up now and storing them at my parents’ house to save on money next winter (when they will be back in stock, but back at full price at $7-$9 a stem)
Post # 7
I wore an orchid from hibiscusflorals.com in my hair for my wedding. people were amazed when they found out it wasn’t real. truthfully, the only people who even knew were my bridal party because they helped me put it in my hair, and they kept asking if it was real. I think Mrs Plumeria blogged about using them for her portrait session and was happy with them. I ordered mine very last minute and they were very accommadating to my needs. I’d give them a A+.
Post # 8
thanks everyone! and especially to nkang, i think i may make a purchase at that hibiscus florals website…