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Real flowers or artificial?

Katie, on July 8, 2022 at 12:11 PM

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Did you get real flowers or artificial ones ? Which is better .
Did you get real flowers or artificial ones ?


Which is better .

103 Comments

  • Erin
    Beginner October 2023
    Erin ·
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    We are doing artificial flowers for practical reasons. I and a good portion of my family are allergic to most flowers so artificial makes it easier on us.
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  • Marah
    Just Said Yes June 2023
    Marah ·
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    Sola wood flowers and my bouquet will be real
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  • T
    Just Said Yes July 2023
    Tylisha ·
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    My bouquet is made of wood flowers. They'll last a lifetime.
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  • Caseyk213
    Just Said Yes November 2022
    Caseyk213 ·
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    We decided to do artificial flowers for a couple different reasons the first one being pricing, I knew florals were going to be expensive but I was not prepared to sacrifice a bulk of our budget to real flowers that we inevitably weren’t going to keep. Second, when we were doing our floral consultations we kept getting told that the colors we were wanting were not natural floral colors they were dyed; therefore the colors we wanted “were not going to be obtained using real flowers” which I had never even considered! Meeting our color scheme and theme was very important to my fiancé and I! We were able to find an incredible florist on here that does artificial flower rentals! It was a great compromise we get to have our colors, we are saving a TON of money (our total for our flowers is under 2,000 dollars) and they’re rented so we just get to take them back the day after the wedding and they will continue to be used for other peoples weddings! 🤗 a photo of my bouquet from our consultation is below!


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  • K
    Just Said Yes June 2023
    Krissy ·
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    I’m using artificial flowers for my wedding. I’m having a Cinderella themed wedding and I saw some beautiful bouquets and boutonnières on Etsy. Here are my colors. What do y’all think?
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  • K
    Just Said Yes June 2023
    Krissy ·
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    I’m using using artificial flowers. My wedding is Cinderella themed and I found these on Etsy. What do y’all think?
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  • Glory
    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Glory ·
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    We are doing sustainable realistic flower, I am renting them for a company that has lots of options, they deliver, do installation, tear down and pick them up. Happy to provide their info if you want it. @borrowtheblooms.

    The price for real flowers is so ridiculous and I can't justify it, specially to put them in the trash next day and add more waste to the environment.

    You can see my bouquet below, I am renting it for $55 dollars!! And I can buy it if I want to. The boutonnieres are $6 and the arrangements cost me $55. So I have to go with this option, no waste and I am getting the same amount of flowers for around $3000, the estimate for real flowers was $12,000.

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  • Lindsay
    Savvy October 2022
    Lindsay ·
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    We are using artificial flowers! Real flowers or artificial? 4

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  • Jill
    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Jill ·
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    What you’re doing is pretty much what I’m thinking of doing. I’ve looked on some wooden flower sites and I only see the blooms, not stems. What did you do for your centerpieces - or did you find wooden flowers that have stems?
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  • Jill
    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Jill ·
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    Nice!! I was looking into this for ours - my only issue is there’s no stem. What did you use for that? I’m going to use them in the centerpieces, too, and can’t figure out what to use to make them look like real flowers (stem and leaves). Also, what did you use to dye them? Thanks!!
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  • Rebeca
    Just Said Yes July 2023
    Rebeca ·
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    Hi! They sell green wire steams. I just used wire cuters to make them the size I needed. They sell leaves also but they are a little harder to work with so you can either use those that they sell on their website also or get fake ones. I'm going to get fake ones for my bouquet so it's easier to work with since the wooden ones kind of break. They sell the dye also. I have tired other dyes but they didn't work so it has to be the one from the website and the softener. You mix both with water. Make sure to spread them to dry or they will get moldy. Takes a few days to dry up to a week depending on how spread out they are.
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  • Jill
    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Jill ·
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    Thank you!!! This is helpful. I’m just starting my search so now I know what to keep an eye out for!
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  • Shawnee
    Just Said Yes June 2023
    Shawnee ·
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    We decided artificial, booking a florist was just way out of budget, especially for something that's going to die the next day 😭😅🤣
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  • K
    Just Said Yes June 2023
    Keisha ·
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    I'm not entirely sure if I'm doing real or fake. Leaning towards artificial flowers just because we are on a tight budget and I would like for them to last. Might have a few real flowers mixed in.
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  • Samantha
    Just Said Yes June 2023
    Samantha ·
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    We are doing real. I will tell you, they are EXTREMELY expensive with inflation right now. Everything for our wedding is costing about double what we thought. I wish I would have done more research on some of the beautiful fake flower options available. When you look at the nice fake flower prices online, they seem like a lot. Until you talk to a florist and they qupte you over $5k 😖. Take a look a Sola Wood Flowers, Ling's Moments, or just google realistic artificial flowers and a lot of options should pop up. We ultimately stuck with real because we don't want to have to set up our own flowers day of or make arrangements and we would have lost our pretty substantial deposit if we cancelled.
    Also, this is not to take away from florists and real flowers. Florists are artists and their work is unmatchable. However, on a tighter budget, you can also have a beautiful fake floral arrangement.
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  • Jamie
    Just Said Yes May 2023
    Jamie ·
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    Love these ideas❤️
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  • Nicole
    Just Said Yes March 2023
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    I love both.. in fact sometimes real flowers can have a not so nice smell, haha. But I decided to go with real since there will only be very minimal amount at my wedding. hope this helps! x

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  • Emma
    Just Said Yes September 2022
    Emma ·
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    I really like real flowers. They gain a sweet smell. But after a few times, these flowers did not give a sweet smell. That's why many people like artificial flowers.

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  • KateNickolson
    Just Said Yes November 2022
    KateNickolson ·
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    Decorative flowers are acceptable at weddings if they are premium quality, not Chinese analogues. They look just as good as live ones. I would recommend using artificial flowers in areas such as registration, in the photo area, in the decoration of the back of the young people in the extreme case on the guest tables, if the budget is limited. But I would not recommend decorating the table of the young couple with artificial flowers, after all, this is one of the most important days in the life of the newlyweds. You can choose the best price solution from fresh flowers if you choose seasonal flowers.

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  • Katelyn
    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Katelyn ·
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    We’re using Bloom Culture. My moms coworker recommended them and the price seems the best out of I can find locally.
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