Post # 1
My dream bouquet is on the right, a silk etsy bouquet is on the left. I think the person who made the silk bouquet could easily change out the lotus pods for succulents and add in some more green. I know that my dream bouquet in real flowers could EASILY run hundreds of dollers, do you think it might be a better option to go with the silk for $165?
What direction do you think is better? How did you decide to go silk or real for your own flowers?
Post # 2
I went silk. I didn’t see the point in paying a bunch of money for real flowers, but I get why other people do. I also went through an Etsy seller. My bouquets aren’t scheduled to ship until the end of June, but the seller has great reviews and was wonderful about working with me on customization and pricing. My advice is to contact the seller you’ve found, send her the picture of the bouquet you love, and see if she is willing and able to replicate it. Maybe request a picture of a rough version, just to be sure? Then again, if you have the money and are okay with spending it, I don’t see a problem with using real flowers.
Post # 3
I went real, but mine were DIY so I only paid $320 for everything. In fact, purchasing wholesale real flowers was actually less expensive than purchasing the equivalent amount of flowers in silk.
Post # 4
I was going to do silk, but I ordered some on ebay and they did not look good at all. I have since decided that I’m going to order bouquests from costco. 10 bouquets for $99.
Post # 5
My worry with real flowers is that they will cost over 500 for just my bouquet (based on the size, style, and type of flowers I want) then I would have to worry about them wilting, getting smooshed or something. It just seems like a LOT of money for something that will only last the night. My mom had a silk bouquet back when she got married and still has it now in her memory box from her wedding. I’m really leaning towards the silk bouquet just because I know for sure it can be customized and changed to exactly how I want and be more affordable. Plus I can order ahead (and I love planning things early). The seller has over 9k 5 star reviews so I think she might be a good choice! I’ll have to send her the photo and see if she would be willing/able to recreate my dream bouquet! 🙂
Post # 6
All of those were the exact reasons I went with silk, too. 🙂 I’m happy that I’ll get to keep my bouquet forever, just like your mom! It seems like this is a great option for you. I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous silk bouquets in person that I never would have known weren’t real if I hadn’t touched them myself. Good luck with everything. 🙂
Post # 7
I would prefer real, but I am probably going to go silk for mine, mainly because my wedding colours don’t really exist in natural flowers unless they are spray-painted. I love your bouquet. I would say to do silk only because you can keep it after the wedding is done 🙂