(Closed) Silk Flowers VS Real Flowers? Thoughts?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1522 posts
Bumble bee

bump bcz i hav the same question

Post # 4
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m a flower snob, so naturally I’m going to say real. I just hate the idea of fake stuff, I’m also very opposed to fake fruit. I have no real reason for this, because I hate the, for lack of spelling skills, sameness. I think the differences in organic flowers (shades of color in the flower, sizes, and unique scents) are really what makes it beautiful.

I’m on a tight budget for flowers, I’m definately using real but I’m going to find things to use as fillers. For my fall wedding I want to use baby pumpkins, candles, and baby’s breath. Although I’m not too sure how this is going to work yet. haha

Post # 5
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think go for what you like best as well as what works best for your budget! I used silk at my wedding, was no big deal 🙂

Post # 6
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with artificials, but if you’re going that route, and care whether people can tell, I’d not get those. You can tell they aren’t real.

They are pretty, though.

Post # 7
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t have a problem with fake flowers and I think the realtouch ones look real!

Post # 8
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

I personally love the idea of real flowers more. The thing is, it’s not always practical. I mean, fake flowers are fine if they look real enough. The flowers in the picture look fine to me!

Post # 9
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think silk flowers can be really beautful but you do need to spring for the more expensive ones. the ones in the photo look a bit dull.. it may be the lighting though.

Post # 10
43 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

If your going to go with fake flowers, I’d go with the Realtouch ones. I’ve heard that depending on how good your photographers camera is, in the pictures you’ll  be able to see that it is fabric (like you can see the lines), and the fraying of the fabric around the edges of the petals. I’m doing fake flowers too, but using realtouch because they look and feel real!

Post # 11
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I ordered some “real touch” flowers from Wedideas and hope that they turn out well because we can’t spend on real ones. It’s not one of my priorities anyway.

Post # 12
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My flowers were fake. I used the best that I could afford and they turned out beautifully. In fact, even people that held them in their hands were astounded when I told them they weren’t real. 


ETA: I bought my flowers at Hobby Lobby. Each bridesmaid bouquet cost me about $11 total, and mine cost $30. Luckily, when I went all of the florals were 50% off, but even without the discount they still would have been much much cheaper than real flowers. 

Post # 13
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ll probably be doing artificial as well.  I’m DIYing all my decor and I will have to do it all ahead of time.  My wedding will be nice, but by all means, not a fancy $100,000 affair.  Most weddings in my area have nice artificial flowers.

I love that bouquet, btw!  I even saved the picture.  🙂

Post # 14
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love your picture in the OP and wouldn’t be able to tell they were fake once they’re put together as a real bouquet. I’m obviously not a flower snob though… because they really look great to me.

I’m going silk. It was an area of the budget I decided to scrimp so I could splurge on other things. I’m happy with how they look. There are things I do care what others think about, and flowers just isn’t one of them. As long as I like them, I’m happy.

It’s not for everyone, it just depends how important real flowers are to you.

FWIW, I have never seen wedding photos where you could tell they were fake (unless it was meant to be obvious, like felt flowers), even when I knew they were, as long as you use natural colors.

Also, I ordered some real touch (for mom’s corsages) and some regular silks, and honestly – I like the regular silks better.

Really low-quality photos on my camera phone in flourescent lighting:

Post # 15
15 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Im having silk/foam flowers for my bouquets and the girls bouquets so we can keep them, and having fresh for the centrepieces. I don’t think they look cheap or tacky at all, you can get some really nice silk ones!

Love the bouquet you made, its really similar colours to mine 🙂

Post # 16
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I made my BMs bouquets. Came our to be very reasonable and worked out great for our DW 


also used the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets for the center pieces as well 

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