Post # 1
I’m trying to save money and think I can make pretty, inexpensive ‘maids bouquets myself out of fakes bought at Michaels. I only have two bridesmaids so I wouldn’t need that many. Do you think anyone would notice if mine was real and the ‘maids had fake flowers? Has anyone tried this?
Post # 3
well if you only have 2, how about just making them simple inexpensive bouquets with real flowers from the grocery store? i;ve actually seen this done very nicely… i’m just one who thinks that fake flowers have no place at a wedding. in any aspect of the decor. at least, when they’re trying to pose as real. because no matter how much you try to convince yourself they look real, they don’t. if you’re going to do something that is obviously not meant to be taken as real, like crepe paper flowers, then that’s an idea too. those can be SO pretty. but really, just grabbing a simple bunch or 2 from the grocery store (check for brown spots of course) and arranging them into simple and sweet bouquets tied with a ribbon will be so lovely and not hard on the budget.
Post # 4
I agree with the supermarket bouquet idea. I think it’d be smart to keep them all real or all fake for continuity and pics.
Post # 5
My personal preference it to keep all fake or all real. I suggest taking one of each and setting them next to each other to see if you like the look.
Post # 6
I’m partial to real flowers anyway, but I think with just the two of them you could DIY something real without a lot of cost differential. If you decide not to do flowers for them, I’d almost opt for a nontraditional bouquet over fake flowers (think a clutch that could double as their favor, or button bouquets like Princess Laserton’s).
Post # 7
I was in a wedding where she had real and we had fake, and it didn’t look so hot. I would not recommend it, at all.
Post # 8
I think if they’re done RIGHT, it won’t be that noticeable. But you could hold the fake ones with group photos and grab the nice, real ones, for solo shots, family shots, or shots with you and your SO
Post # 9
Honestly, for only 2 bouquets, just use real.
Post # 10
Since it’s only 2 bouquets, I think the supermarket flower idea is the best one. I agree with going all fake or all real. It might make the fake ones look more obvious if they’re going to be next to real ones.
Post # 11
People might notice in person, but i can never tell in photos which is what matters! Making a couple bridesmaid boquets would be super cheap and easy. Waht are your flowers? Safeway does bulk flowers, and most other grocery stores do too, just ask and they can order anything!
Post # 12
I think supermarket flowers would be the way to go…they are really cheap and you would probably end up spending around the same amt. of money…
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I think you have to go all or nothing. (I.e. all fake or all real).
Post # 14
I think all fake or all real. Even something really simple & inexpensive such as an all-baby’s breath bouquet can be really pretty next to your real bouquet. I’ve seen all-baby’s breath bouquet featured on quite a few wedding blogs and it looks super sweet!!
In addition to supermarkets, Trader Joe’s tends to have great deals on flowers, there always bunches of in-season flowers under $5. Good luck!