Post # 1
Ack! This girl cannot stop thinking about her wedding flowers! It was so much easier finding a wedding dress than it is for me to figure out what to do about my wedding bouquet. Real? Fake? Silk? Real touch? Dyed? Natural? I’m going crazy.
There is too much to think about!
I want my bouquet to be gorgeous, of course, but I also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg (I would like to have those for dancing at the reception) and I would also like the flowers to last for years to come. I see the pros and cons with using real flowers and the same with using fake flowers. I just can’t decide. I need some advice/info.
Our colors are dark purple and dark blue. Our dream flower of choice is a peony, or a peony-like flower. They are so romantic! The problem is, they don’t come in our colors. (Insert sad face here). So, that’s why I’ve been looking into faux flowers instead. Then I came across the idea of dying the real flowers! We all did it as kindergarteners back in the day with carnations, why can’t we do it with our wedding bouquets? I’ve heard that some flowers dye better than others and that some flowers take certain colors better than other colors, but I haven’t been given any specifics yet.
Do any of you ladies happen to know anything about dying flowers for a wedding bouquet? What about advice on staying true to our colors/theme, but also dealing with the obstacles I’ve mentioned above?
Please help, bees! 🙂
Post # 3
@MissesAwesome: I think you should go with real flowers. Our wedding colors are navy blue, dark purple and ivory. This is my inspiration bouquet I gave my florist. I like how the pink and purple will pop against my wedding dress.
Post # 4
@happybbbeee: Thanks! Does anyone else have any ideas, too?
Post # 5
@MissesAwesome: hydrangeas come in both purple and blue and are much less expensive than peonies…..they are very plush looking in bouquets!
Post # 6
I too was in search of that romantic peony vibe. I also did not want to spend a ton of money on flowers. I looked online for months searching for great silk flowers, but was wary they’d turn out looking cheap. I ended up driving the hour to HobbyLobby to check out their selection. If you don’t have a HobbyLobby, they also sell flowers on their website (usually can get 30-50% off all their wedding stuff). Anyways, the selection was amazing and the real touch flowers they sell look so real! They have real touch flowers in the big floppy romantic feel like open peonies in your colors. I ended up buying all my flowers there and only spent $200 during their 50% off sale for all real touch flowers. I bought flowers for my bouquet, my MOH’s bouquet, 7 smaller bridesmaid bouquets, my groom’s bout, 14 other bouts, and 6 corsages. If you don’t mind tying a ribbon around the stems yourself, I highly recommend this route. I’m super excited to be able to keep my bouquet forever!