(Closed) Silk vs Real Flowers

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Silk or Real

    Silk Flowers

    Real Flowers

    A Mix of Silk and Real

    Other (please comment to explain!)

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a bouquet made of sola flowers, which are made from tapioca wood.  The hand dyed them to the colors I wanted and I think it’s beautiful.  I’m not a fan of real flowers and I’m really not traditional so I never even considered real flowers.  I’ve seen recent threads here of brides with paper, wooden, and even duct tape flowers.  Go with what you want and don’t worry what others think.  🙂

    Post # 18
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    Busy Beekeeper

    i wouldnt be so sure you have never seen silk in a wedding. one my friends whose wedding i didn’t go to, but i saw her pics, had a gorgeous bouquet for herself and her BMs.  I was even a little jealous as her bouquet is what i would have wanted for my own…..i found out months later they were not real flowers and i was shocked!  so maybe in person people can tell (but who cares), in pics, if you get real looking ones, they will look real.  Flowers were also not a priortiy for me at all, so i had no reservations about getting silk. i even sold all my bouquets after so i got some money back.  

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We are using both.  All of the personal flowers and table centerpieces will be real. Everything else will be fake, but I am making sure my fake flowers look as close to real as possible.

    Most of my fake flowers are from Hobby Lobby. They have them on sale for 50% off about every other week so I have been picking a few up every time they are on sale.

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @NCSUchick27:  50% off starting tomorrow!!! I’m going to stock up! haha….

    Post # 22
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    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @MLDoddie:  Haha, yes we are going tomorrow too. I need a few more green and white flowers. My colors are purple, green, and white and I have plenty of purple.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I used silk for my wedding… I made our bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres! They came out really well in our pictures and I didn’t have to worry about them slowly turning at any part of our wedding.

     

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I used fake real touch orchids that I got from Michaels. They had a sale around mother’s day for buy one get one stems, or I used the coupons in the paper. 

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I prefer real flowers.  To save money, you can purchase some inexpensive seasonal arrangements.  Keep it simple and even consider DIY centerpieces. 

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    what about paper flowers? this is something i am contemplating. I like the thought of using paper from one of my favorite books and then some lace one maybe?? there are lots of tutorials and I think they are better than silk plus they have more meaning. My Fiance said it was more classic – way to go FI! lol best of luck in your decision

    Post # 27
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    6014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I used silk for all the bouquets, and for what the FG’s carried.  Everyone still has their bouquet, I gave mine to my nieces so they can play dress up/wedding.  I did take the leftovers and made a really nice centerpiece for our dinningroom table.  I’ll have it forever.

    Post # 27
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    Edelweiss:  Hello,

     

    Where were your flowers from?

    Post # 28
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    Worker bee

    i think i prefer real 🙂

    Post # 29
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    Newbee

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    AmeliaBedelia:  WOW, those flowers are beautiful and look real to me. If I could make these up, I would, I’m not sure I have the talent.

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee

    I voted other because i hate fake flowers (not just for a wedding… just always hated them) and i hate the cost of real flowers, so i will be making my own centerpieces and my own bouquet… i LOVE this one, but i am wierd haha fake flowers that are supposed to look fake dont bother me….

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by  Jako.

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