I was thinking of doing the same thing. But I did find a small town florist who can do corsages for $15 and boutonnières for $6 each!!! Yeah!!! #hired! ^^^^^^^^ thank goodness for autocorrect 😂
That's what we're doing. My mother has an eye for things like this. She said we had to wait until august to start looking since we're doing fake & The weddings in September with a fall theme. Anyway, she's doing all of it. A lot cheaper this way. My budgets $500 wheras I wasn't quoted anything under $1,000. so it really cuts the cost. I say go for it as long as Real flowers aren't at the top of your priority list!
I am. Lings moment roses and a few other fillers. My sweetheart table garland is from hobby lobby.
To get good quality fake flowers that don’t look obviously fake (like Ling Moments that a lot of brides talk about, but that look super fake in photos & in person), you will spend same or sometimes more than for fresh flowers in bulk, from Sam’s Club or similar places. But both options will be way cheaper than a florist! Fake flowers you can arrange ahead of time & be stress free around your wedding day. They are also easier to deal with because they’re more resilient. I found some unbelievably real looking, real touch roses, orchids & calla lilies online (Amazon, Etsy, etc). And I found amazing & cheap fresh flowers in Sam’s club. We are doing a mix of real & fake: I will make 2 huge fake arrangements for our ceremony (instead of an arch) & also smaller, Himelli centerpieces for ceremony chairs, that will be reused for reception tables (photo attached). And for large reception centerpieces, we will do very simple but big & lush real flowers from Sam’s club. We will just put 30-50 stems of all white roses, calla lilies, or orchids in tall 24” vases (like the photos). I love minimal & elegant look of arrangements like that 😍 And they will be same cost & less work vs. me making large fake centerpieces that I would be happy with lol (like in the last photo).
We are doing it! Ordered flowers from fifty flowers and plan on doing our own bouquets and corsages with real flowers. We are also using real petals for the centerpieces. I did our decor flowers, the boutonnières and flower girls flower crowns with Faux flowers from hobby lobby! Here are some photos of my inspirations and my projects!
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I bought Ling’s Moments roses & gardenias & they looked super fake to me in person. Especially roses, they are made of unnaturally thick foam & petal pattern is way too symmetrical, which is never seen in real flowers. They’re also not real touch, which I also don’t like. But they are super affordable! And for something like arch, that is not close to guests, it will work great! For centerpieces on tables, however, it’s a no-go for me. At that point, I’d rather do pretty, original, non-floral centerpieces, than something that looks obviously fake. Here is a closeup of Ling’s rose vs. a good quality, real touch rose.
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Yeah I agree with you there. I just don’t like fake flowers on tables in general, I’m too (irrationally) paranoid people will mess with them, plus I want flowers to smell good. Your fake ones look pretty nice, I wouldn’t be able to tell. I was going to DIY my arch sprays but it’s too difficult to get the shape right and holy cow ONE spray in my town was $300. Lings works pretty good and I love the color combination. I’m just getting ready made centerpieces from fiftyflowers for my tables, they’re only $65 for five tables!
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You’re not irrational lol, I know some of my guests would definitely touch flowers to see if they are real 😆 And I also want nice smelling flowers at the tables 😌 Yeah, arch prices are absurd. Cheapest quote I got for a larger ceremony centerpiece (not even a full arch) was $600! Um... no thank you haha. For something that will last for only few hours it’s absurd! That’s an amazing price you got for your flowers from fiftyflowers!
I DIYed real flowers. It turned out well and was perfect for me, but it was DEFINITELY time consuming and a pretty big undertaking that could only be done within the couple days right before the wedding. But it was doable and I was able to get exactly what I wanted (though what I wanted was super simplistic). It did take up a lot of space and made a big mess though, haha.
I tried to do mine but have zero skills so I ended up paying to get it made. They arrived so beautifully from China. I got a bride bouquet, MOH bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 5 boutonnieres and 4 corsages for about $300. If you have time and creativity, make your own! I originally bought foam roses from Amazon and plan to use those now to do the chair decorations for the aisles.
I was in a wedding and the bride had a free frendor that used to work in the floral department of heb who made all of the bouquets. It was a lot of practice and not as easy if you don’t have any experience
I'm planning to DIY all my centerpieces. I'm having a big indian wedding so it's a week long event with the ceremony and reception on different days and locations. For the ceremony day I'm purchasing bulk florals through Costco/Sam's Club (hydrangeas and roses) and arranging them with the bridesmaids the night before into square vases. For the reception I'm using fake orchids in water with floating candles. I'm saving so much money by doing it myself and honestly, the mock up I did for the reception centerpiece is gorgeous and exactly what I wanted! It also helps that since it's a fake flower I can prep it well ahead of time and have less to worry about the week of. Costco also sells pre made sets for bouquets and boutonnieres if you're looking for a cost effective alternative for those