Just Said Yes October 2020

Flower Crowns?!

Heather, on August 20, 2020 at 10:39 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 1 11
Flower Crowns?! 1
I’m 100 percent set on wearing a flower crown with my veil. MIL said she’d make one with silk flowers... I always had thought I’d do fresh.

Thoughts? What have you done?!


Latest activity by Victoria, on September 3, 2020 at 4:19 PM
  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    I thought about wearing one, but it just didn't look right on me or with my dress. I think you should definitely try them together before you make anything expensive.

    Real flowers are beautiful but how / where will you preserve them to keep them fresh before the wedding? Silk flowers offer longevity and can be customized in color.

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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    My flower girls wore flower crowns that I got on Etsy. They weren't fresh flowers, but they still looked very pretty. Otherwise, I had real flowers for everything.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Those would be really pretty
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  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Flower crowns using fresh flowers have to be assembled last minute because the flowers don’t have a water source and can be pricey. I prefer real flowers, but silks can easily be assembled in advance and won’t wilt, so you could keep them forever. If you decide on exactly the look you’re going for- what kind of greenery/flowers, you can go from there figuring out whether to do real or fake.
    Our daughter wants a flower crown, and I’m thinking either just baby’s breath and greenery or silk/sola flowers.
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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    I Think Faux Flowers Would Be Best For A Flower Crown.

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Daughter originally wanted fresh flower crowns for her FGs -- probably roses and baby's breath (think Princess Charlotte's FG look). Overall, her florist was very inexpensive for everything compared to others daughter talked with, but she was going to charge at least $85 a piece for the little girls' flower crowns (as another pp mentioned, they have to be done last minute and are very labor intensive). We found some hair bands with ivory silk roses on them on clearance at Kohl's for less than $5 and called it done for the FGs and saved nearly $200. Probably not what you'll want for yourself, but just be sure you take cost and timing into account if you decide to go with fresh flowers for yours.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I would think fresh flowers would be best!
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  • Katie
    Expert January 2021
    Katie ·
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    I am very very not into faux flowers, however, this is the one exception to use them. The main reason I'd say is because real flowers are going to welt, get smelly and fall apart. There are beautiful options on Etsy made with dried flowers - if you're set on real flowers and like the look, I'd go in that direction. Otherwise, silk flowers would be best for this.

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  • VIP August 2020
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    I didn't have a full floral crown, but I did have flowers in my hair. The florist actually recommended that I buy something silk from Etsy because August whether is unfriendly to cut flowers out of water, but I really wanted fresh flowers so she brought me some loose ones when she brought everything else and I stuck some in my hair. They actually stayed fresh looking the whole night. They even looked okay the next morning (excluding the bobby pin holes), so I think if your friend was willing to use fresh flowers to make your crown as late as possible on the day of the wedding, they'd still look fine in your pictures.

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  • Tara
    Savvy August 2020
    Tara ·
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    My mom is making my flower crown with a mix of silk and dried flowers. That way she’s able to make it in advance and we don’t have to worry about the fresh flowers getting wilted or anything. I also love the mix of colors. Flower Crowns?! 2

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  • V
    Savvy April 2021
    Victoria ·
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    I think you gotta look at your overall flower budget before anything. I think silk flowers would one help keep cost low and is one less thing to worry about on the day of. Plus it’ll last and is something you could hold onto. If your heart says fresh flowers, then have fresh flowers. It’s really about what makes you happy on the day of
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