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    • Ticamis2be
      CommentAuthorTicamis2beGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    What are your reasons for getting fake vs real flowers and vice versa?

    I personally have said I want fake from the beginning - mostly for the cost but my mum wont let up on the fact I 'should' be having real! She keeps going onn and onnn that real look better (I personally don't agree and think they both look fab!) and that I will prefer the smell as I'm walking down the isle (again not fussed!)

    Not too long a go, I had a wasp incident where by it flew up my dress and stung me 11 times around my thighs and knicker lines and the reaction lasted nearly 2 weeks and a further 3 weeks on, I STILL have bruising! For me this sealed the fact that I don't want real and don't want to risk that on my wedding day! But still she carries on with her reasoning - this time that wasps are more wound up at the end of summer than what they will be in mid june!

    So what are you having and why?
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairyGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I got fake so everyone could keep them afterwards, I got them on the bay, a friend put them together for me and probs cost about £20-30 in total for everything, mine, 4 bridesmaids and 7 button holes.

    Our wedding day - 6 October 2012


  3.  
    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamlandGot married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I had real, love real flowers and for my wedding day there was no questions about even considering fake. I knew exactly what flowers i wanted as they are what I had always dreamed of having when I got married.

    That said I have nothing against fake flowers and even have a few fake flowers arrangements displayed around our house and I absolutely love them. Amazing value for money, no mess, look fab!

    Married the love of my life on Saturday 11th May 2013 xxx
    Had our dream perfect honeymoon in Hawaii!

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I want real, just as I've never really liked fake, I've never seen any that I like the look of, but to me it's personal to you and as you've had a very painful unfortunate incident I can see why you are opting for fake, it's your day so do what suits you. I'm sure they will look stunning and your mum will then see that actually it makes no difference at all :-) xx




  5.  
    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossieGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I am having artificial. Whilst I like real flowers they have never been something that is very important to me and I knew right from the start of the wedding planning process that I would get artificial flowers. They are a lot more popular these days and I think that is something the older generation do not realise.

    I like that my bridesmaids can keep their bouquets forever as a momento of the day and I can also keep mine forever :)

    Also got them for a very good price, much cheaper than I would have got real flowers for. I paid £85 for my bouquet and 4 bridesmaids bouquets.

    Happily married
    18th June 2016
    xx
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcroGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    i made paper flowers, it was cheaper


    Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey
    *Kelbel* is my wedding twinny!
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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2beGot married 7 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I'm having fake xx you can get silk or foam I'm having silk x

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs JonesGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I love the brudal bouquets made up of brooches.

    First Date 26 April 2014
    Proposed 27 June 2015
    Happily Married 18 June 2016
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    • Ticamis2be
      CommentAuthorTicamis2beGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I'm not a fan of the brooch bouquets to be honest. I do like the thought of keeping my bouquet, perhaps dispaying it at home somewhere too. I think me and my mum just have different views on the whole wedding day. I want my religious church wedding (which she also had) but I want modern, fun, and lots of partying. she is trying to sway me towards traditional and formal so we seem to be clashing a lot lol!
  10.  
    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2beGot married 7 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    Not a fan of broches

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
  11.  
    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs JonesGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    Each to their own. I just love the whole 20s/30s classic vintage look. I'm a but old fashioned!!!

    First Date 26 April 2014
    Proposed 27 June 2015
    Happily Married 18 June 2016
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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2beGot married 7 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    Everyone has there own taste what might work for one person might not work for another x

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossieGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    Some of the brooch bouquets look absolutely stunning.

    Happily married
    18th June 2016
    xx
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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs JonesGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I think if my dress didn't have the detail it dies, I'd agave one

    First Date 26 April 2014
    Proposed 27 June 2015
    Happily Married 18 June 2016
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    • NikkiE58
      CommentAuthorNikkiE58Got married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I'm having real, purely because I love flowers SO much, and want to be surrounded by them! Our theme also is loosely based on 'The Secret Garden', so I doubt it would be plausible to have fake flowers. But I've seen some beautiful fake ones at Bridal shows, and had to look twice to realise they were fake!
    But, I love the scent of real flowers, and I personally feel that they add to the atmosphere of the day, especially if they are your favourite flower for example!
    Also, I don't believe the price difference is even that different these days, it's mainly that you get to keep them afterwards if they're fake, unless you want to spend a pretty penny getting them preserved. X
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    • NikkiE58
      CommentAuthorNikkiE58Got married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 17th 2015
     
    I just read some of the other comments and think those Bridal shows may have been trying to mug me off when telling me prices of their fake flower bouquets!! Can't believe how cheap some of you got your arrangements! Clever ladies! X
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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4Got married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    Everyone has their own opinion about what sort of flowers to get. I'm personally prefer artifical flowers because those who have flowers like the bridesmaids, best men, page boy etc can keep the flowers. Me and H2B likes the idea of keeping the flowers so we can use my bridal flower being it's just a standard bridal bouquet as our table decoration and he can keep his buttonhole for keepsake. Also, keeping our little page boy's buttonhole as well being the page boy is our son. It's up to you whether you have real or artifical because it's your choice. I wouldn't blame you for having artificial flowers because of the wasp incident but either way it's your choice, don't let anyone tell you how to have yours and your H2B's wedding. I know your mom is trying to give you some advice which is good because she's your mom and she wants the very best for you but don't let her control your wedding
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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2beGot married 7 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    Good think about real flowers if you can grow your own lol x

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386Got married 29 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    We are having real, partly because I wanted lillies because of their amazing scent but also partly because OH studied landscape management at university and he said he really wanted real.

    Some fake flowers can be really true to life. I would love to keep my bouquet post wedding but I want a shower bouquet and I have no idea how you would display that! X
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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2beGot married 7 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    In a hanging basket lol x

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
  21.  
    • KarenB918
      CommentAuthorKarenB918
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    I'll be having Fresh, saying that after reading "why brides carry flowers" I may not have any... Interesting let's say!!!!!!!!!
  22.  
    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4Got married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    Lol KirstyR386 that sounds nice but each bride is different x
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennKGot married 3 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    We had real, love flowers so never even considered having fake. I dried and pressed some stems from my bouquet and a centre piece to keep forever. I loved the smell and the look and I don't think I could have got that from fake.

    Our perfect day - 08.08.15 <3


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    • KerryL10
      CommentAuthorKerryL10
      CommentTimeOct 18th 2015
     
    I think I'd quite like fake, maybe a brooch; paper or silk bouquet. It all depends on the detail on the dress for me.
    My future MIL didn't look impressed when I said I would like fake. I thought it would be nice to have something pretty you can keep. I'm sure there are pros and cons to both !




  25.  
    • MelissaM68
      CommentAuthorMelissaM68
      CommentTimeOct 19th 2015
     
    I think I'm having fake, I was going to do mostly fake and have a real bouquet but then I remembered my hay fever and I can't be doing with sneezing or rubbing my eyes all day or taking piriton!
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17Got married 11 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 19th 2015
     
    Were having a mixture probably.

    I want a shower bouquet which in artificial I personally don't think looks nice. but OHs family has bad hayfever so keeping majority of them fake

    Met in 2009
    He proposed Jan 2014
    Will become Mrs P 7th October 2017
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    • KerryBolderson2be
      CommentAuthorKerryBolderson2beGot married 7 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 19th 2015
     
    U could give them some antihistamines as wedding favours lol

    Mrs Bolderson2be
    Met 31st July 2012
    Engaged 31st July 2013
    Becoming Mrs Bolderson 14th February 2018
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor ClaireGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeOct 19th 2015
     
    I had artificial. Partly it meant spreading costs because I could buy them well in advance. It also meant that I avoided the worry that both of my SILs had of getting the bouquets on the day. The main thing though was that I could keep them without worrying about preserving them.

    30th August 2014 was the best birthday ever.
    It was the day that I became Mrs. Dixon.

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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs JonesGot married 27 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 21st 2015
     
    I'm going to have real flowers for bouquets, flower wands and for the top table, but artificial ones for the birdcages that will be centre pieces as works out a lot cheaper.

    First Date 26 April 2014
    Proposed 27 June 2015
    Happily Married 18 June 2016
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    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4Got married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 21st 2015
     
    Me and my H2B are having everything artifical
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 21st 2015
     
    Lol love that idea Kerry




  32.  
    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961Got married 3 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 21st 2015
     
    V interesting read Karen- to mask bo or to scare away evil spirits lol




  33.  
    • JoanneH4
      CommentAuthorJoanneH4Got married 13 months ago
      CommentTimeOct 22nd 2015
     
    Lol that's hilarious Kare B918 x
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