(Closed) What do you think of these DIY bridesmaid bouquets? (Pics)

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How do my bridesmaid bouquets look?
    Love them! : (5 votes)
    6 %
    They're okay : (15 votes)
    18 %
    Hate them : (13 votes)
    16 %
    They look really fake : (49 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
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    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @moriah:  +1

    The idea and arrangement is nice, but the flowers scream fake.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You’re good at visually balancing/rounding the flowers in the bouquet; but I’m not a fan of the fake flowers.

    Post # 9
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    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Not a fan of the fake flowers or style…looks a bit 80s

    Post # 10
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    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    the shape’s a lil weird… 🙂

    Post # 11
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @sruan:

    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 # 15
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    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    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
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    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!

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