(Closed) Silk flowers….tacky?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Silk flowers are....
    tacky, Everyone uses real flowers this day in age : (33 votes)
    53 %
    Pretty, and you can keep them forever : (29 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6823 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not tacky .. considering I used fake flowers.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6823 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @GingerSweepea:  So much cheaper.  Put it this way in total including bouts, coursages, my bouquet and my BM’s it was about $200.00

    Post # 6
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    11394 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    No! I think silk flowers are beautiful. Plus you are paying for something you get to keep FOREVER for a much cheaper price. Go for it! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    8455 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    If you’re wrapping your own bouquets, wholesale fresh flowers are cheaper than high quality silk flowers a lot of the time (also depends on what kind of flowers you’re wanting).  For me (I’m doing mostly roses) it’s actually costing me less to buy fresh flowers.  The downside is, I will be very busy the night before the wedding.  Also, I’m not making fresh flower boutonnieres/corsages, just bouquets for the wedding party, mothers, and aisle.  With silk, you can make your bouqet ahead of time, you can keep it forever and it’s more forgiving.

    Post # 8
    Member
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Sassygrn:  Where did you get those beautiful jewel accents? I am wanting to add a sparkle of yellow into my bouquet but I don’t know where to look for it!

    Post # 9
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    9084 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If done right, not tacky. However, if done wrong, very tacky.

    Post # 10
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    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    There are good and bad silk flowers. The last time I used silk flowers, they looked so real that guests tried to smell them and one person put her corsage in the fridge to keep it fresh! LOL

    Post # 11
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    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Hyperventilate:  Agreed.

    Be sure to check out the price of using silk if you’re hoping to save money. It can actually cost a lot more than real. You can try letting a florist know your budget ahead of time so they can suggest flowers to you that would be in that range.

    Post # 12
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    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @Hyperventilate:  +1 This exactly. Can be great. Or really terrible.

    Post # 13
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    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @GingerSweepea:  I’m using silk real touch flowers for my wedding. I’m getting someone to make them for me for my destination wedding. They look super real and the best part is they wont wilt in the heat and will last forever 🙂

    Post # 14
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    8424 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Not tacky at all! We used silk flowers on our gazebo and I guess I’m partial but I don’t think it was tacky

    I got nothing but good comments on all the flowers….there is nothing wrong with using silk! Plus you can re-sell them after your wedding

    We actually used a mix of real and artificial throughout the wedding….gazebo flowers silk, aisle runner silk petals, pomanders silk

    All of bridal party was real, reception flowers were real.

    Maybe I am just partial but I didn’t think it was tacky

    Post # 16
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    3248 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think silk flowers are usually tacky. Even if the texture is good, the colors are usually slightly off and it just looks. . . weird. 

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