(Closed) So irritated with flowers! Real/fake???

posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve decided to make all of the bouquets myself for our wedding.  I’ve done two trial runs so far.  I went to Costco and spent $15 for ~25 roses each time.  It was pretty simple (I followed a tutorial on youtube for a hand tied bouquet) and I still get fresh flowers for an affordable price.  You can also order roses and other flowers online from Costco, but I will still probably just go to my local store to pick them up.

Post # 18
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had silk flowers of cream cymbidium orchids with burgundy centers and cream day lilies. They were so real looking that my Mother-In-Law put her corsage in the fridge cos she thought it was real! Didn’t have to worry about wilting on an August day either! Plus I can keep the bouquet and hair clips and have them stored in hat boxes so they stay nice.  Got everything from Bloomed to Last and the designer was wonderful to work with!

Post # 19
1141 posts
Bumble bee

we did fake altar flowers & real bouquets…no flowers on the tables or pews…if you make your own, I think it’s a lot easier if you do single blooms — for real flowers, there are some gorgeous mums that are large and cheap — hydrangeas are also big, but they can cost a lot of $, esp. certain times of year

Post # 20
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@budgetbeautiful, thanks for the link! I am hoping to get/make a silk bouquet because my bridals are going to be taken in two settings not in the same town as my wedding florist, and we’ll be taking photos in a few locations on our honeymoon as well… Does anyone know of a good store/site to get silk mini calla lilies, spider mums or lisanthius? 🙂 In purple?

Post # 21
1616 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am ordering fabris bouquets/bouts, and corsages from a seller (hairbowswonderworld) off of etsy. I am excited to have a keepsake that will last forever!

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Post # 23
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am using silk flowers, and I have gotten a lot of complaints about it from my mother, my fmil, aunts…just about everyone! But I am sticking to my decision. For one, I have awful allergies and I don’t even want to chance that on my wedding day. Also, we are on a budget, a tight budget. I considered DIY, but it is going to cost me $300 for all of my flowers (7 bouquets, 12 bouts, 6 corsages, and cake topper)…I would spend the same amount to DIY them myself, and this way I don’t have to worry about it.

I see that you went to a craft store, this place: http://www.wedideas.com

Has awesome prices and they carry real touch. You can’t even tell they’re not real! This is not my bouquet, but it is one of theirs and it just shows a closeup and how real they look.

Post # 24
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ KellyV can I ask where’d you get your large silk peonies from? They’re awesome!

Post # 25
42 posts

I plan on having some fake flowers and some real ones as well. I will be doing a rose ceremony, and I want those roses to keep forever, so I plan on getting silk ones for that.

Post # 26
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Girl!!! I know what you mean….I have sworn off “real flowers” because I refuse  to pay that much for something thats just going to die. I am using velvet roses from http://www.efavormart.com you get 168 for like $35.

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Post # 27
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Mattel thanks for the link! We are definitely doing silk real touch flowers. First, I’m not a flower girl at all and secondly were doing a destination wedding and I do not want to leave my flowers to chance 🙂

Post # 28
45 posts

There are so many high quality true touch flowers on the market today that you make your bouquets, not tell anyone and many will never know.  I often scent my true touch bouquets if bride’s requeust it.  One bride had a grouchy grandma that wasn’t going to wear a “fake flower”.  She had me do her corsage in true touch, scent it, bag it in clear cello.  Grandma never figured it out until about 5 days after the wedding when it wouldn’t die so she could press it.  She was used to the fake cemetery, dollar store flowers and didn’t notice there was a difference.  She was happy she didn’t have to press it to preserve it.

Post # 29
7 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

I ended up making my bouquet of clay…still love it. : )

It doesn’t feel (very light) or smell like a real bouquet…but it fooled some people, including my photographer. Grin.
(I got some help with the filer flowers…hoping to learn to make those soon. : )

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