We're here to help you keep moving forward, no matter what your plans are.

Gabbysitaxo
Dedicated October 2021

Fake Flowers-help?

Gabbysitaxo, on December 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 19
Saved Save
Reply

Hi everybody! I am allergic to flowers, and I have been trying to decide what to do to compensate for this in the wedding. My bouquet is going to be a broach bouquet from etsy. But I cannot decide what to do for the bridesmaids! I can't be around flowers or I break out in hives and such. Any suggestions?

19 Comments

Latest activity by Deborah, on December 24, 2020 at 3:55 PM
  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2022
    Chrysta ·
    • Flag
    There are tons of beautiful fake flower bouquets on Etsy!
    • Reply
  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
    Shelly ·
    • Flag

    You can always give them a bouquet of faux flowers! Craft stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby sell them, and there's also companies online that have faux flowers! Etsy has tons of shops as well that specialize in faux flowers for weddings!

    • Reply
  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2022
    Chrysta ·
    • Flag
    If you are wanting something besides fake flowers, I’ve seen weddings where bridesmaids have carried feather bouquets, lanterns, and macramé hoops or triangles
    • Reply
  • Belle
    Rockstar August 2022
    Belle ·
    • Flag
    I suggest you to take your allergy meds on your day, just in case. Good luck shopping for faux flowers. Too many to choose from 😉
    • Reply
  • Stacey
    Expert May 2021
    Stacey ·
    • Flag

    Sola wood flowers have become a very popular alternative if you're not afraid of a little DIY. And to me, they really look like the real thing!

    • Reply
  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
    • Flag
    Silk flowers, wood flowers, foam flowers, and paper flowers are all options that other brides have used. I used a mix of real and silk flowers at my wedding and no one could tell which were which.
    • Reply
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
    • Flag
    Florists can make arrangements to give you a real bouquet that doesn't mess with your allergies
    • Reply
  • T
    Super April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
    • Flag

    Check out sola flowers!

    • Reply
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
    • Flag

    We did fake flowers for everyone also! like someone mentioned, i got mine from michaels and it was super inexpensive

    • Reply
  • Gabbysitaxo
    Dedicated October 2021
    Gabbysitaxo ·
    • Flag

    Thanks everyone!!

    • Reply
  • J
    Master 0000
    Judith ·
    • Flag
    Have you ever been tested to see which pollen ( from which flower families) you are allergic to? Most people, it is rather selective. You can be allergic to roses, which are put everywhere, and het sick when the potato field is in flower, and when apple trees or cherry trees are in blossom. And be fine with lilies and iris , lilacs and begonia and fuchsia. So you can carry no flowers ( I didn't), or fake flowers, but have some that you have been tested for , as a few here and there. We had many small flowering plants with colored foliage for centerpieces , And larger ones around the Inn patio where we danced. But only iris and 1 kind or giveaway bouquet s or corsage. Both sides of my family come within 2 generations from the arctic, where only lichen and a few other things bloom, and a huge number of family members bodies think most pollens are a killer invasion. But things from subarctic area, they have had blow in on the winds, for a lifetime, for many centuries. ( I am allergic to many kinds of grass pollens.) Testing is fairly cheap and routine.
    In Europe and this country, in the north like here in N NH, no real flowers in great number were available for weddings. And Until flying and trucking brought in a regular supply 1960 on, people carried little bouquets of lace and satin ribbons, with beads and crystals sewn to places enough for a sparkle. My mom's has satin ribbons, each with the name of a friend done in tiny colored glass beads. With hand crocheted lace from cotton thread. And tiny glass flowers made of colored crystal beads and beading wire and floral wire stems. They called them tussie mussies, like the tiny nosegays or bouquets women carried then, with silk little blossoms. the components are each easy, a decorative outer holder, which start as a lace edged hankie. They are in museums, and pictured online. Fake Flowers-help? 1

    Fake Flowers-help? 2
    Fake Flowers-help? 3

    discover a new craft. Ones like the bottom complete one are great at the end of pews, light enough to tie with clear monofilament thread to a pew end piece.
    • Reply
  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
    • Flag
    I ordered fake flowers from Amazon (roses) and I absolutely love them!
    • Reply
  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
    • Flag
    I got some fake flowers for my bridesmaids at Hobby Lobby. They have so many beautiful fake flowers to choose from. I took my FMIL & my stepmom to help.
    • Reply
  • Kristin
    Dedicated October 2021
    Kristin ·
    • Flag
    I'm renting silk bouquets from Something Borrowed Blooms.
    • Reply
  • CountryBride
    Expert April 2022
    CountryBride ·
    • Flag

    Maybe they can carry fake flowers

    • Reply
  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2021
    Jessica ·
    • Flag
    Depending on what time of year you’re getting married you could use faux fur muffs or open decorative fans
    • Reply
  • Ty
    Devoted July 2021
    Ty ·
    • Flag
    Check out the fake flowers from Lings Moments! They’re beautiful and look like the real thing.
    • Reply
  • Crystal
    Dedicated November 2020
    Crystal ·
    • Flag

    You can rent fake flower wedding floral arrangements from

    somethingborrowedblooms.com or

    weddingflowersforrent.com

    both have great options and prices are great. they ship to you and you send back after.

    • Reply
  • Deborah
    Just Said Yes July 2021
    Deborah ·
    • Flag

    I'm doing fake flowers as well, though just for cost purposes. I'm super excited to order my bouquet from Forever Floral, and my bridesmaids bouquets from Sola Wood Flowers. They're both companies that carve wood into flowers. They're constantly rotating what's on sale, and you can also do custom bouquets if you don't like their selection. Or just order a bunch of individual flowers and design your bouquet yourself! They look way better than your typical artificial flower (in my opinion), which is why I'm opting for them

    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×

Related articles