Post # 1
I went to the dollar tree today and saw some of the fake flowers they sell and decided to get some to just play around with and DIY some bridesmaid bouquets for fun. My wedding is still a long way but just wanted to play around a little. What do you guys think? The bouquets contains four bunches which costs me 4 dollars.
You can be honest with me, I promise my feelings won’t be hurt since these were only for fun.
Post # 3
Your flower arrangement is very nice, but the flowers themselves are just too cheap to look good, I fear. If you did the same thing with some higher quality artificial flowers, I think they would look great.
Post # 4
I’m so confused becasue I usually reallllly dont like any kind of fake flower (unless its sugar and on top of a cake…) but I like these. I mean, they do look fake… but its pretty. Are you going to DIY them for your wedding? If you are, I suggest you keep playing around with fake ones and then possibly order some real bulk flowers and assemble! I’ll be doing that for our centerpieces!
Post # 5
The idea and arrangement is nice, but the flowers scream fake.
Post # 6
You’re good at visually balancing/rounding the flowers in the bouquet; but I’m not a fan of the fake flowers.
Post # 7
Thanks for all your opinions. I haven’t really decided if I wanted to use fake or real flowers for the actual wedding yet since it’s still over a year away. I just wanted to play around with the arangements. I do know for sure that I want to DIY them whether they’re real or fake.
Post # 9
Not a fan of the fake flowers or style…looks a bit 80s
Post # 10
the shape’s a lil weird… 🙂
Post # 11
I think you should use this arrangement of blooms if you want–I like it. I think you should use fake flowers if you want. But don’t use THESE fake flowers. They look really cheap and negate a lot of the talent and artistic eye I can tell went into making them.
Have you thought about Real Touch? They aren’t cheap, but the good thing is you could sell your bouquet afterward if you wanted.
Post # 12
I am using fake flowers, so I am PRO silks. But these aren’t doing it for me. If I had to narrow it down to some specific things:
– The greenery is really looking fake to me in the side view. That isn’t how greenery in most bouquets looks, it is more placed in separately rather than left on the stems. I’d add greenery in more to the bouquet rather than leaving it on the bottom of the stems.
– The roses look really poor in quality. And I’m using relatively cheap flowers in my own bouquet, so I’m for cheap flowers. But these look like 3 for $1 at Dollar Tree in these photos.
– I think the shape is a little off. This sort of looks like stacked flowers – greenery, then the white flowers, then the roses, then the things coming out the top. I’d try to make the shape a little more integrated.
– This is just my perosnal preference, but I like it better when the bottom of the stems are left slightly out of the wrapping. That’s how they usually are on real flowers since you need to be able to set them in water.
Post # 13
By all means there is nothing wrong with silk flowers, my wedding flowers were silk but these need some more filler and flowers added and a little better quality of flower besides the dollar tree. You’re on the right track.
Start cutting out weekly coupons for Michaels, AC Moore and Joann’s, buy a bunch at a time with one coupon to save money, ask family and friends to cut the same coupons out and pick up the flowers you need each week and reimburse them.
If money is super tight what about doing all baby breath bouquets? Super cheap from the florist and they look beautiful.
Post # 14
@mishagirls79: Money isn’t really an issue right now just did these for fun and wanted to see what others thought about it.
Post # 15
Do you have a Hobby Lobby near by? I feel their silk flowers are good quality. I made this bouquet for my bridesmaids
Post # 16
I think you need to invest in some better quality flowers for the actual bouquets. Michaels has great flowers and coupons/sales. Also, real flowers are not always symmetrical, mix it up some (but keep a good round shape to the bouquet). The random placement of the flowers and “filler” (baby’s breath, berries, cattails, etc) will really help it look more real. Good luck!