(Closed) Silk/Fake Flowers

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How do you feel about fake flowers at a wedding?

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  • Post # 3
    23 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m having fake flowers for bouquets + bouts + some decor, but having real flowers for my centerpieces and altar.


    The reason being is b/c I make decent looking bouquets and bouts, and I want to keep these for our house decor, while I want real flowers for the rest b/c honestly, I lovvvve real flowers.


    Post # 4
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like them as long as they are not the cheap ones from the dollar store. I’m having fake real touch flowers at my destination wedding. They look so real you can hardly tell they are fake! I also like that my bouquet will last and wont wilt in the heat.  Here is a picture below:


    Post # 5
    1222 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am using faux flowers for half of my centerpieces and for my alter arrangements.  The bouquets, boutineers, and corsages will be real. 

    I am also using real touch flowers.  My issue was budget – though I had a generous budget for flowers, I still could not afford the type of flowers that I wanted (hydrangeas, garden roses, and lots of roses with little to no greenery).  I couldve DIYed the arrangements with fresh flowers for approximately the same price but I have 40 tables.  Yes, 40 tables.  It just made sense to use fake flowers so I could make the arrangements ahead of time and not worry about it on the day of.

    EDIT:  Heres a link to my latest post about DIY flowers – http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/evolution-of-the-diy-flower-arrangement-for-crystal-candelabras#axzz2LZ9GYXYV

    Post # 6
    6593 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @SoobySays:  Depends on how they look and what they’re used for.  I think fake can look really good or really bad depending on the quality of the flowers and the lighting. Not everyone can afford to drench their wedding in real flowers; flowers are truly the biggest extravagance of a wedding in my opinion.

    We are having real flowers for the bouquets but the centerpieces will likely be fake since I am DIYing the centerpieces.  I can make the centerpieces ahead of time with fake flowers and make them look really nice rather than throwing them together at the last minute with real flowers while stressing out about getting dressed for the ceremony.

    Post # 7
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had faux flowers for my wedding and would not have done it any other way.  I really wanted plumerias in my bouquet and the best way to get them was by getting fake ones.  I really think it all depends on preference.

    Post # 8
    1223 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    love them as long as they aren’t dollar store quality

    Post # 9
    1054 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love them! I used real touch flowers to make my wedding bouquet.

    Post # 10
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Hate them, you can always tell, and I just hate the look.

    I’d rather have cheap in season flowers than fake ones.

    Also, I’m pretty sure that if fake flowers were more expensive than real ones nobody would get the fake ones.

    Post # 11
    8067 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I really don’t like fake flowers but the use of fake flowers has never made a wedding any less fun.  As a guest…most people just care about good food and a good time.  So the flowers don’t really come into play.  It’s always lovely if someone has some beautiful flowers, but it doesn’t really impact the experience IMO.  And guests will remember the experience over the looks.  No one will remember your colors or decor years down the road, but they will remember how much fun (or not) they had.

    However, some fake flowers look much better than others, so it all depends on the quality you get.  But I still prefer real flowers

    Post # 12
    7111 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the fake one because they can be re-used, re-sold or kept as a memento. I also like that they don’t wilt or brown as real flowers do. And – they’re lightweight which your Maid/Matron of Honor will appreciate!

    Post # 13
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I really didn’t want to deal with a florist and the coordination the day-of. I wanted to hold a hanging lantern, but my mom threw a hissy fit and I caved. My bms are still holding lanters though!


    Post # 14
    8 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013


    Here are flowers that I have made for my wedding and they are silk. I think they are beautiful but it is your own personal preference. I would go with silk just so you can keep them and possilby make a shadowbox or some sort of keepsake later.

    Post # 15
    5636 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it all depends on how they are done! I used a mix of real and artificial througout our wedding. Bridal party and reception was all real. Gazebo decor, pomanders and aisle runner was all fake. I like both actually!

    Post # 16
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Id rather have real flowers, but lets be honest some people can’t afford them and their budget is what it is. In fact I’m wodering if I’ll be able to have flowers when its all said and done.


    I don’t think anyone is going to walk away from any wedding and say “Man, that sucked they had fake flowers!”

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