Post # 1
Im seeing some great blogs with lots of amazing arrangements.
I want to know what your using for your big day!
Are you using silk flowers? if so why?
Paper? How much time to create?
Real flowers? Are you happy with the options?
I would love to see what other brides are doing, so i can make my decision. I saw some amazing paper flowers on a blog called a very chocolate wedding and i am so tempted to sit down and do this.
Also silk tempted me as i could order right colours and be versitile?
And real, just because their beautiful!
Post # 3
Hi ccrane! I’ve been having the same thoughts… So far, it seems like silk flowers will be best if you want to get all the arranging done before the day of your wedding, and be able to endlessly rearrange and tweak them. For example we’re having a semi-DW and I am nervous about having tons of live flowers shipped to the location, then remembering to bring all the right tools and supplies and finding someplace to store them. And I bet the flowers themselves will be much more predictable, in terms of how open they are and exact coloring. That’s why I might go with silk!
Do you have the link to the paper flowers site?
Post # 4
I did silk flowers!
$200 for ALL our wedding flowers (ok i lied, except the petals i bought…so bouts, bouquets, etc)….awesome. Plus, super hella hot here in stl in June. They would have just died. Oh and i have major crazy allergies to real flowers =]
Recap 4 of 5! I’m almost done, I swear.
My mom made them!
Post # 5
We’re going for natural touch silks – I’m so excited to see them! We’re having them done and sent over closer to the wedding. I just love the thought of being able to keep my wedding bouquet in my house looking the same as the day I got married.
Post # 6
we’re doing real. we’re having an outside wedding and reception, i wanted a vintage/garden theme, so real flowers were the only way to go for me. i’m not very picky about what kind. as long as they’re pink and pretty, i’ll be happy.
Post # 7
Chantel:heres the link, I think these paper flower just could convince someone!http://averychocolatewedding.blogspot.com/2009/09/flowers-are-done.html
Keep the replies coming, as im taking notes! I dont have to make the flower decision just yet!
Post # 8
I have allergies too, but real flowers is one thing I am willing to spend money on!
I’m using all types of peonies in various shades from white to deep pink (other color is clover).
However, I don’t plan on doing anything with the flowers myself because I have no talent with them.
I guess for DIY fake is better.
Post # 9
You can do both, use real flowers with silk Illuminated Flowers. They are battery operated, easy to hide the battery, and re-useable, great for bridesmaids gifts and best of all create a magical atmosphere! Oh yes, they come in lots of colors!
Post # 10
I’m getting real touch silk flowers from Angel’s Accents http://www.angelsaccents.com and Im really excited! Im a Destination Wedding bride and I really want what I want and that can’t always be guaranteed at the resort at least not for less than a million dollars lol. Plus I will be able to bring them along with me to the resort in or carry on luggage so it’s just one less headache! For the bridal bouquet and the grooms boutonniere its $125 however, I also plan to add corsages for both mothers and grandmothers. <br style=”line-height: 1.22em;” />
Post # 11
The only real flowers we will be using is for the bouquets. Everything else will be paper with a little silk. Oh yeah, and real freeze dried petals for the aisle. We just don’t have the budget for real flowers. I have manzanita branches in my parents yard that I have been collecting (on private property!) and bought some cute velvet cherry blossoms to glue on. The paper flowers I plan on using everywhere- they take forever so I’ve been folding them every night.
Post # 12
We are only doing real flowers for my bouquet and his boutineer. But we’re also using freeze-dried petals for the isle lining and toss after the ceremony. They look just like the fresh petals and can be bought up to a month before the wedding!
Post # 13
I have to add my two cents- either use paper or real flowers. Silk flowers.. I just don’t care for how they look. Even the natural touch- they don’t look real and they cost almost as much per stem as real flowers. Paper flowers… well, they’re different and because they’re different I like them. Real flowers… so pretty. Yep. Paper or real is my vote.
Post # 14
I am thinking of doing real flowers for my bouquet and his boutonniere and possibly for the mothers and fathers. I am really considering doing silk for the bridesmaids and groomsmen- they are only seen at the ceremony and you can’t tell that they are silk unless you are up close.
Post # 15
A friend of mine is going to make nylon stocking flowers for her wedding, I saw the sample flowers she made, they are so real and beautiful. We love the calla lily. “http://www.newsheer.com/project_wedding.php I will lean how to make them for my own wedding.
Post # 16
I would make sure you see exactly the silk flowers you are using before getting bouquets done in them. I ordered a sample from Wedideas.com and decided they looked much too fake for me. I really liked the real touch flowers though. That’s what I would have went with except I found a florist within the same price range as the real touch flowers from Wedideas.com.