Post # 1
I was thinking about using both real and silk flowers for our day. Anyone carrying or wearing flowers would be real flowers and any decorative flowers would be silk.
When I mentioned this to a co-worker, she said it would look cheap and people at my reception would be able to tell the silk flowers weren’t real.
Now I’m paranoid. Has anyone mixed flowers before? If so, did it look OK?
I can afford to do all real flowers, I would just prefer to spend my money elsewhere.
Post # 3
Your coworker is tacky! Who calls someone else cheap to their face?
Our venue had lots of silk flowers and I completely ignored them. Didn’t even notice them. Actually, we all had silk flowers in our bouquets/bouts and the tables had real petals. I had a few people compliment me on my bouquet and then go “omg they’re not real!” when they got super close. And who cares if they can tell they aren’t real? Like, really…
Post # 4
personaly, i can tell silks a mile away. good silks are nearly always more expensive than real flowers (unless theyre from the MIchaels dollar bins, but those arent really “wedding” style flwoers anyhow).
a common thought if you do them in silk is that you can keep them after the wedding, but honestly, what are you going to do with 15 centerpieces?
i would prefer to go with all real if you can.
Post # 5
My bouquet is mostly real flowers, but I’ll have a few white grape hyacinths because it’s the translation of my grandmother’s name. Due to the fact that they’re out of season I am requesting silk hyacinths. My florist informed me that she often does these things and it doesn’t look at all odd.
Post # 6
I’m doing real, I was afraid of mixing and it being noticeable and having to look for realistic silk flowers sounds like a pain in the butt and would probably cost the same. I will be doing small tiny blossoms that are fake though on a manzanita tree, other than that all real.
Btw @AzinAugust great idea to incorporate flowers that you want that are out season, I think you can definitely pull it off once it is mixed in a bouquet.