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Just Said Yes May 2023

Fake V.s. Real flowers

Carly, on December 22, 2021 at 12:50 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 12
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Does it worth to buy those real expensive flowers? I’m considering about dried flowers instead but idk yet. 🤨

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Latest activity by Melle, on January 3, 2022 at 4:52 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    If you price them out, real flowers are often very inexpensive and fake flowers are often expensive. There are countless options for inexpensive high quality flowers: grocery store florists, Costco.com, fiftyflowers.com, local flower wholesalers open to the public.



    Also fresh flowers are biodegradable where fake isn’t, fresh have a natural scent to them that fake doesn’t and they have a texture that can’t be reproduced with fake flowers. It’s a matter of personal preference.
    Dried flowers are as expensive as fake, much more costly than real.
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  • Cece
    Master November 2022
    Cece ·
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    This is going to be completely up to your preference! I will say, dried flower bouquets are less expensive than fresh flowers, and they can be absolutely gorgeous!
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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
    Rabreena ·
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    If you're considering between fake or real florals for the wedding I say real flowers for sure, but I do think the dried flowers option might come out less expensive than doing real, not 100% sure though, yet is still quite beautiful.

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  • Cece
    Master November 2022
    Cece ·
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    Sorry, I may have been confused about your post. You said “dried” flowers, but I just realized your title says “fake” flowers. If you are speaking of fake flowers (like the kind you buy at hobby lobby, etc.), my vote would definitely be to go with real florals (whether they be fresh or dried). Dried florals tend to be less expensive than fresh florals. And if you are planning on keeping your bouquet, dried florals are already preserved so you will not have to pay an additional fee to preserve them. Fresh flowers are definitely my number one choice though! They are the most beautiful and vibrant and smell lovely.
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  • Jess
    Devoted January 2022
    Jess ·
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    Our centerpieces are fake floral from Michaels. The only real flowers we will have is my bouquet , bridesmaid, his, and corsages for our mothers . Even my toss bouquet is fake I purchased it on Etsy . We saved a lot of money by skipping real floral for the centerpieces ,And honestly to me it looks nice I can’t really tell they are fake unless you really stare at it lolFake V.s. Real flowers 6

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  • Shannon
    Devoted July 2022
    Shannon ·
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    I’ve been going back and forth on this.
    Was quoted $70 per floral centerpiece by a florist.
    The below pic are faux flowers from Michaels. With the vase and lights, the total is $20. I’ll add a round mirror and votive candles. For bouquet, I was quoted $200 which is ridiculous. Going to buy 2 bouquets from local grocery store for $25 and make my own. Fake V.s. Real flowers 7

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  • Heather
    Super November 2021
    Heather ·
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    I used both real and fake. However, the majority were fake.

    The floral centerpieces were fake and I definitely got to reuse them in my house for decor.

    My girls bouquets were fake, but they turned out great in the pictures. And they all kept theirs as a souvenir.

    So, if you plan on keeping your flowers you can still do either or. If it's fake it'll last for years and years. If you do real, you can preserve them.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I’m team Real Flowers. You could take a hybrid approach to enjoy real with out all the expense. For example,
    * real bouquet for you, single stem flower or non-flowers for your bridesmaids and groomsmen
    * use more greenery for your centerpieces, maybe with a candle or lantern to save on centerpiece cost* skip ceremony flowers and enjoy the natural beauty of your venue, or maybe use bows or lanterns or candles for your aisles.
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  • Carly
    Just Said Yes May 2023
    Carly ·
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    Thank you everyone! It does really helpful, I think more likely will go for dried flowers and more greenery for centerpieces while the rest would be real flowers. I couldn’t deny their smell! 😍 again, thank you everyone
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  • Ann
    Dedicated August 2022
    Ann ·
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    I think that beautiful artificial flowers can be used in the decor. For example, for a wedding arch or wall decoration. And to place fresh flowers on the tables. this combination is perfect for me.

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  • Katherine
    Expert October 2021
    Katherine ·
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    I did wooden and it was beautiful!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think it also depends! because my bff just bought a bunch of bouquets from the market and arranged it herself and so doing it that way was actually pretty cost effective

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