Elizabeth
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Elizabeth, on October 6, 2019 at 12:38 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 12
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Hi y'all! I just wanted to get everybodies opinions on whether having real flowers or fake flowers would be better. I can't seem to decide and my fiancé does not seem to care about that decision as much as other things in our wedding. Help!!!!


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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    Fake flowers are good, but I personally love real ones! To save money, we're having flowers ordered through our local Kroger florist. It's way cheaper than a traditional florist but I still get my fresh flowers! I'd look into Sam's Club, Fifty Flowers (online), Costco, or grocery stores for fresh flowers!

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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    There's a lot of people who do real for the bouquets of the bridal party but fake for the centerpieces to save money but also be able to have the real ones too
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  • mrsanda
    VIP March 2017
    mrsanda ·
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    Real flowers! They smell amazing and you cannot beat the look. Plus you can dry them to save for later.
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  • Judy
    Beginner May 2020
    Judy ·
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    I been wondering the same thing real or fake they both look great
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  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
    Cheryl ·
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    This is completely a matter of personal preference, so go with your gut. For us, I'm gonna pick up some good Trader Joe's or Harris Teeter flowers because fresh flowers are important to me, but professional arrangements are not. We're having a microwedding, so we're not doing ceremony flowers. Just 6 bouts, 4 corsages and 3 bouquets. YouTube has great instructional videos on making them. We may have 2 centerpieces. 🤷‍♀️
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  • M
    VIP September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
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    Hi there:

    What do you plan to do with the Flowers after your event?

    I went with faux (maybe real touch) Flowers. This was because I didn’t want to waste 💵 on something that I wouldn’t be able to re-use. Everyone said how beautiful everything was.

    The lady that caught the Toss 💐 called and asked how to preserve it. Um, ma’am, they’re NOT real. Put them in a plastic bag to keep dust from getting on them.

    Someone is re-using some of the Flowers and Tablecloths that I purchased for a ⛪️ Anniversary event at the end of the month.
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  • M
    October 2020
    Madre ·
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    My daughter is similar to your fiancé in that flowers are not a high priority. Thus we are strongly considering fake to rent from Something Borrowed Blooms for the bridal bouquet + 10 bridesmaids. We will save a fortune due to her large wedding party. Then real bouts for the groomsmen bc we are worried we won’t get the bouts back 😂 (you have to ship SBB rentals back the next day).

    For the centerpieces we are keeping it super simple with single roses in sweet bud vases and lots of baby’s breath so looking at Costco or Kroger. Good luck sweetie!!
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  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Expert November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger ·
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    I thought i would be happy with artificial flowers and started making my bouquets and bouts about 10 months out. Then 4 months out i had a change of heart and wanted real flowers.
    I think i was just so anxious to get something going and done, that i felt the fale flowers would work. I spent $160 on them and now will end up using them only if the real flower project fails miserably lol.
    I will, however use the bouts i made from artificial flowers. Trying to keep the bouts fresh makes me nervous.
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  • Reena
    Dedicated July 2020
    Reena ·
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    I love real flowers. To help the budget we are using more greenery with scattered flowers for the reception venue. Also my bridesmaid bouquets with double as centerpieces for some of the tables.
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  • Heather
    Dedicated July 2020
    Heather ·
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    We don’t have much decor, so real flowers are the best option since they will be what everyone is looking at.
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  • K
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Kayla ·
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    We are using fake flowers for bouquets, centerpieces, etc. I was kind of hesitant to do fake flowers instead of real ones, but we have already went over our budget with everything else. The picture attached to this post is what my bridal party will be holding in their hands next weekend. I’m pretty content with the way they came out and I’m happy with saving hundreds of dollars that can go to other things.

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  • Lauren
    Dedicated December 2019
    Lauren ·
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    Using fake silk ones for bouquets for the ceremony. Using real greenery from Sam’s club for the reception/table decor.
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