tissue paper flowers mixed with real flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I say stick to one or the other. I like paper bouquets, but I think they might look too trendy. I’m goign to make paper ones for the rehearsal and use real ones for the wedding

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you decide to mix tissue paper or cardstock with real flowers, I suggest doing a test run.  They need to last hours, through possibly a little rain or lots of heat, perhaps? 

Also, back when I was sold shoes at a retail store, we had a really good waterproofing spray.  We used to do demonstrations for customers where we coated a little square of paper heavily with the waterproofing spray, let it dry, and then you could dunk it in water and the paper wouldn’t get wet.  If you think this could work for your bouquet, please do several trial runs to make sure.  I’ll tell you though, after doing the demo, it usually wasn’t hard for us to sell the spray…

 

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.  Have a wonderful wedding day, no matter what happens! 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Well, I have no idea if I’m too late to be helpful, but I mixed paper flowers and real flowers for my wedding and I got so many compliments! I used book pages, so I’m not sure if tissue paper would hold up. A sturdier paper definitely holds up though and looks fabulous. The book pages were totally fine by the end of the night too. I’ll attach a pic so you can see what I mean. Sorry my ring is in the pic lol- I’m still waiting for the rest of my wedding pictures and this was just a sneak peak from the photographer so it’s the only pic of my bouquet I have for now! 12247147_10153139831891087_3780501327488346572_n

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2016

jessiebearwhat:  Oh my goodness. I started out making all paper flowers from books just like yours above and have realized how big that task is. My Future Mother-In-Law suggested mixing paper/real flowers and I didn’t think it was possible until I saw your gorgeous photo! Do you have any more pictures, suggestions, tips? I’m probably going to be making the same thing with roses!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

afelkins :  Oh god, sorry, I’m sure I’m way too late for your wedding because I never check weddingbee anymore! If someone else finds this thread helpful though, here are more pics of my bouquet. I’m going to be honest, I’m not crafty at all, so I ordered the paper flowers on Etsy for really cheap haha. Hopefully these pics help someone!

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