(Closed) silk vs. real flowers

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 5
Member
27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am using fake flowers.  I purchased real touch roses at Hobby Lobby.  If you live near one you should check them out.  Frequently they are 50% off and you can ask them to order exactly what you need.

Post # 6
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m getting my silk flowers through this lady that I found on E-bay that I  found. I put up a link that she gave me but it can also lead you to her store online. She is working on mine right now and I sent her some pics that I really liked for her to replicate. She only uses realistic looking flowers. Just thought I would throw it out there for you, she seems to be pretty reasonable. Let me know what you think!

 

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Post # 8
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My fiance and I are using Martha Stewart’s paper roses. They are a pain to make, but they look REALLY good. (Surprisingly!) I am going to have a real bouquet because it will be given away for our "Aniversary Dance". Otherwise, all of the girls will have the paper ones. We are donating the money we would have spent on traditional flowers to cancer research.

Post # 9
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

saveoncrafts.com is a neat website to check out. I didn’t get my silks from there, I went to Michael’s withe 40% off coupons, but I did buy tulle and ribbon at a great price.

Post # 10
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thanks for ths board! I’m deathly allergic to real flowers so will have to use silk (or other artificial) flowers. I love DIY, so I’m looking forward to it, but don’t know where to start on this one. Looking forward to all the answers and will be sure to post what I decide.

Post # 11
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@ kourtann

I got my flowers in!!!! They are really pretty! They were on sale too. They were very nice to work with and it only took 5 days to get my flowers. I would def. recommmend silk specialites!

Post # 13
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Im also doing fake flowers.  Its just not in my budget to do real.  I went to hobbly lobby and got some of the real touch pink roses for my flowers and i used white roses for the BM’s.  I even made the bouts and corsages too!  They really look great!  Now my only problem is making some sort of arrangement that will be on the table with our sand ceremony.  I’ve got to come up with something pretty, yet simple.  Any ideas on that one?

Post # 15
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2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I ended up not ordering enough flowers for my wedding, so we visited our local florists and they sold us flowers by the stem for a decent price (because they didn’t have to arrage them).  We didn’t buy mini calla’s (they were a rip off), but the roses matched the price of the online wholesaler. 

 

  Also if you visit fiftyflowers.com you can customize a wedding package and mix your  flowers.

Post # 16
Member
37 posts
Newbee

I got my flowers from USI Floral they have a wide selection of silk flowers at an affordable price.  Check out their site at http://www.usifloral.com

They even have some bouquet ideas that you can replicate.  Here’s an example

http://www.usifloral.com/page.html?id=45 I made an replicate one to use for my toss bouquet. 

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