Dianne Few
Dianne Few 18 Oct 2017

Can anyone offer advice at all please I am stuck between deciding on silk...

Can anyone offer advice at all please I am stuck between deciding on silk flowers or real ones. Silk ones will mean I can do the buttonholes and the table flowers myself well in advance of the day but doing my flowers (the bridesmaids have all elected to have a beautiful clutch bag instead) is a bit too much of a stretch for me. On the other hand using real flowers and a florist would take most of the work out of my hands, I would still do the table flowers as I have already sourced the cups and saucers. I don't really have much of an idea of budget for 20ish buttonholes and a hand tied bouquets????

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 18 Oct 2017

Hi I am thinking of having either crystal or silk flowers :)

Kirsty James
Kirsty James 18 Oct 2017

I'm having silk flowers as I don't want the stress so close to the day of making sure they're right. Plus they're a great keep sake! I've been quoted 5.50 a button hole but I'm sure you'd get a discount for a large amount. and my bouquets are 7.50 for the mothers and 9.50 for the bridesmaids

Claire Hellewell
Claire Hellewell 19 Oct 2017

I'm having real flowers although I'm a bit sad I won't be able to keep anything.

Amanda Flannery
Amanda Flannery 19 Oct 2017

For artificial flowers i've been quoted £5 per button hole and £6.50 for matching corsages with some bling.

Artificial bridesmaids bouquets quoted at £35 each.
For real flowers for the bridesmaids bouquets I have been quoted £75 each and £100 for mine.

Chloe Marsh
Chloe Marsh 19 Oct 2017

If u use silk flowers it would mean u had a beautiful bunch of towers from ur wedding day that u could use for decoration in ur home

Laura Wilkinson
Laura Wilkinson 21 Oct 2017

I'm having silk flowers as I'm on a tight budget and know I wouldn't be able to do real flowers myself

Dianne Few
Dianne Few 28 Oct 2017

thank you ladies - on balanceI think I will go for Silk flowers and I might even include some button or crystal one in. Thanks for your advice and for clarifying my thinking xx


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