(Closed) Silk Flowers: Smart or Unthinkable?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@noritake22: thank you so much for posting your review, have you tried the other silk flower companies you posted?

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used flowers from dollar tree for our center pieces (I am done with them as we were supposed to have our wedding last year). I was worried about them looking cheap so I took them to a ladies house to ask her. She is one of those almost perfect classy party planner types and I really respect her opinion, and you will get the truth no matter what. She loved them. She said she would know they were fake, but the way I had cut the bunches apart and put the arrangement together were fabulous. She even asked me where I got the flowers as she wanted to do something similar for a huge political thank you party they throw every few years. When I told here they came from dollar tree she about fell over in shock. They have been sitting on a shelving unit with just a cheap plastic tarp over it and they still look like they did on the day I made them. I did add in bead stems to give them that little pop.

Post # 19
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry I was going to upload a pic, I just figured out how to do it.

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry I was going to upload a pic, I just figured out how to do it.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We used silk flowers at our engagement party, and I thought I would hate them and they would look cheap and such, but we made these arrangements for just under 10 dollars each.  They looked great and took like less than two hours to make eight of them.  (I had a few helpers)  Now I’m seriously considering doing silk for the reception.

Post # 23
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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@elliestan: You are very welcome 🙂

I have not tried the other companies; however, I have read really good reviews about them; here on the bee and online. I am either going to go with Flowers by Design or AFloral. AFloral has more of a selection, but I think that Flowers by Design will be less expensive for what I want.

As other posters stated, you could go to the dollar store, Michaels, or even Joanns to get your silks; however, I am extremely picky and although I used silks from Michaels and Joanns for my poms, I just don’t think they would be nice enough for the bouquets.

Also, something I just thought of, for those of you that are going to or thinking about using silks. There is a spray called Silk n’ Splendor that you can spray on your flowers to protect and clean them. I got mine at either Michaels or Joanns. I do a lot of work with silks, so I always keep some on hand. Just lay a towel down on a table or the floor and then spray. You don’t have to rinse it off, and it does make a difference.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@noritake22: yeah, i was looking at the FbD website which has better prices, but I wasn’t seeing the exact colors and types of flowers I’m looking for, specifically in their real touch section. I was thinking maybe doing a real touch/real mix if i decide to have like orchids or something. I’m definitely picky as well and while I have silk peonies and stuff at home, I know I’d also want something that looks super realistic if I go the faux route!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

http://www.wedideas.com  has some beautiful flowers but I couldn’t find any daisies which is what I want in my bouquet. 🙁

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a local florist make my bouquets of high-quality silks.  It cost me $140 for 3 of them.  Mine was $75 – $80, which I was happy with.   They looked great & I get to see them every day still!

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it is smart.  Silk flowers have come a long way and really don’t look fake and cheap like they used to.  They are more affordable than fresh and you can keep them forever and they will look as nice as they did on your wedding day.  I am having a seller on etsy.com make mine.

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