Wanted to know other people’s opinions about fake vs fresh flowers as my maid of honour has a pollen allergy so she needs an artificial bouquet. so was thinking about having all bouquets with artificial flowers for also budget benefits as well.
I think that fresh flowers are very expensive. We are having artificial for everything except the bouquets (as I love fresh flowers). It has become quite popular to have artificial flowers now ... probably because the quality is so good and it is much cheaper. Also you can make your own bouquets and arrangements if you use artificial and it won't be a last minute rush.
if i were getting married in the UK i would be getting fake as I wouldn't be able to afford fresh, plus i suffer with hay-fever so i would't want a runny nose and puffy eyes on my wedding day
Our flowers are real because I just wanted to be different and I also got a really good price on them, but my sister-in-law had artificial ones that my mam made and they were fab. Each to their own.
I'm wanting to have fresh flowers for the full day but have an artificial bouquet and boutonniere to match my bouquet and husband's boutonniere. That way we can keep them forever.
Foam flowers are meant to look great
I love my artificial bouquet! It sits on my shelf 2 years later looking as lovely as it did on the day!
Mine are artificial. Can keep them forever and they look amazing. My sister in law had artificial and I was her MOH and I kept my bouquet from her wedding and still have it. That's why I decided to have artificial.
I had silk flowers and they looked so real. PM me and I will send you pic x
I had fake I wouldn't change it ..... still have them now everytime I walk past them it reminds me of our day and brings a smile to my face 2 1/2 hrs later ..... also I was 32 weeks pregnant when I got married and had teardrop shape but the lady put a slight bend in it to go round my bump and not just stick out lol .... put a pic in replies x
Mine were silk attached to a fan. Over 33 yrs on and i still.have it
Im having artificial bouquets as thats just my preference. Want them really blingy lol. Theyre bespoke made as is my hairpiece an bracelet so it all matches
I had fake flowers and they were lovely every flower used was fake and they were perfect not plastic more like silk flowers and it’s a lovely keep sake x
Iv made all if mine from silk flowers and they look great
I had a mix of silk and foam and everyone loved them
I'm going for silk flowers for a number of reason, I have terrible hayfever, I want to do as much as I can on a tighter budget, I like the fact that my bridesmaids can keep their flowers and also my wedding colour is a blue/turquoise colour and finding real flowers in that colour can be difficult! I met my florist at a wedding fayre and when me and my mum were looking at some of her displays we honestly thought some of the silk ones were real! Its difficult to tell them apart these days. It all boils down to personal preference tho.
It is possible to get pollen free fresh flowers if you want best of both world (Tesco sell them) but the choice is limited
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All my flowers are artificial. I bought the flowers from a website called permabloom. I paid £73 and I've got a enough flowers to make my bouquet, the bridesmaids and enough to use in the centrepieces! O was sceptical of artificial flowers at first but the quality on the ones I bought are amazing! I am so so happy with them x
I had a mix of artificial roses and homemade paper flowers for my bouquet. Its been in my bookcase for a couple of years and i love it. all rest of the flowers were made of the same and they looked fab.
We had artificial flowers. Me, my husband, my dad, best man and a bridesmaid all suffer from hay fever but also we had a DIY wedding so I made them all myself and it meant everyone could keep their bouquets and buttonholes. My bouquet is the centrepiece on our dining room table and is a constant reminder of our amazing day. Depending what type of flower you chose you often can't even tell. Plus they don't wilt as the day goes on Xx
Mine are all fake and they look great you can’t even tell
My sister isn’t good with pollen, makes her face swell and eyes all puffy and stream. I had a word with my florist who used certain flowers which aren’t as strong and she was fine
I used foam flowers, as they look more realistic than silk. I added fresh freesias and gypsophilia and made them up on the morning of the wedding.
I’m having artificial flowers as I’m allergic too. I put red tulips on my invites etc so stuck with the theme and bought latex ones for my bouquets and centre pieces. I ordered 4 lots of 20 of them off Amazon and hand tied them myself. They cost me £12 per bouquet.
Mine were artificial my mum passed away i wanted to put my bouqet on her headstone x
Ours are all artificial, mainly because they're cheaper and can be kept after but also because several people including my fiance and mum have hay fever. I'm not fussed about flowers so it doesn't worry me plus good fake ones look pretty real anyway :)
I hade fake flowers as I wanted to keep them. Xxx
I have also been considering fake. However some fake flowers or hand made bouquets can be just as expensive as fresh flowers! I have been quoted £60 for fresh and have seen £90 fake bouquets! It’s all about looking around.
I used Groovy ruby they were fantastic my flowers were foam very reasonably priced and looked beautiful
I had wrist ties for my bridesmaids and an artificial flowers with broaches bouquet
I had artificial flowers with real foliage and they were stunning xxx
Much better value than real flowers last forever and look AMAZING super advocate of faux flowers here!!!
My artificial bouquet made by my mum
I don't think ur maid of honour will benefit much from an artificial one if shes still surrounded by real flowers all day shes probably best to just dose up on antihistamines x
This is my bouquet silk flowers from an amazing lady on Facebook she did all the bouquets button holes and flower girl wands I'm over the moon with them amazing lady can't thank her enough xx
I’m doing artificial flowers, they last longer so I can make the most out of them and have them on show in my house. Also great to give to your bridesmaids etc as a little reminder of your wedding
I have this same problem so i have some nice silk flowers of wish they cost me 15 quid for mine n 8 for my bridesmaids xxx
I used my mum's artificial flowers that was 20 years old when I got married I added some purple. Plus you could pass them on as someone's something old or borrowed x
Mines were dried flowers... looked good on the day now on my wall as decoration.
I've gone with foam artificial flowers as they are way cheaper than real. Plus they won't die and are a nice keepsake! I made my own bouquet and a smaller version for my MoH.
I bought artificial silk flowers from theartificialflowershop.co.uk it cost me just over £100 and I have enough flowers and equipment to make two bride bouquets (so I can throw one and keep the other) two bridesmaid bouquets, a centrepiece and enough to decorate two flower girl baskets and a memorial table. I knew fresh would be sooo expensive and I wouldn’t be able to get the flowers I wanted as they wouldn’t be in season. There are other things in the wedding that I would not compromise on .. the silk flowers are beautiful and didn’t need to be expensive to be so ️️Best of luck x
I had foam and preferred them as im not a fan of real and also have pollen issues x
If you want something a little different I have gone with an origami bouquet. I'm having a xmas wedding so went with red and gold. I'm hoping it will be a great keepsake.
I had foam flowers they were and still are beautiful
My bridesmaids are having artificial and I'm have crystal spray to match my dress I'm not having a white wedding
These were mine. I had artificial. From groovy Ruby online. I got mine in the November black Friday 11 months before i got married. They were sent two weeks before the wedding. I had my tear drop bouquet. 2 adult bridesmaids bouquet. A wand for my fg. The two mums had the wrist corsage and 7 button holes. Cost me about £125.00 x
I got my foam roses from amazon, me and my daughter both have bad hayfever so I never considered real flowers. £10 for 50 roses and they are amazing, they look and feel really great xx
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