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    • RachelY35
      CommentAuthorRachelY35
      Posted: Oct 19th 2014
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    Hi. I've put a small deposit on a florist for our wedding aug next year, but having second thoughts!!! £300 for flowers seems alot, esp whren they'll die in a few days!!! So thinking of artificial flowers!! Half the price and everyone gets to keep them! What do people think???
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2014
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    We had real. Just because of how much I love the look and the smell x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2014
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    I had silk flowers. I purchased them from the bay and a friend who had florist experience made them up for me, cost me about £20 all in for mine, four bridesmaids and six button holes

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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2014
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    i do agree it costs a lot for flowers but they do look amazing but then on the other hand when we viewed our venue again we had a look on the wedding island we are having our ceremony on and the wedding from the day before still had there flowers up around the fixture and they were fake white roses and they looked absolutely stunning so i actually think either would be fine, fake ones only go a bit rubbish when you've had them a while and they get dusty
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 19th 2014
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    im having paper flowers , love them, much better than fresh, going to have them frames in a box after with a few other things. like this but with 9/10's sonic and and blue inked edges.
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    We had real ones but that's a personal choice. Artificial ones are very popular now so if you prefer them for cost and ability to keep them reasons then go for it.

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    I used foam flowers to make my bridesmaids bouquets. (I haven't made mine yet.)

    They are really quite realistic looking whereas silk can look really fake unless you pay a lot of money for really good ones. It worried me buying them online because I couldn't check the quality of them.

    I have a picture of my bridesmaid bouquet in my albums, so feel free to have a look. They vary in price anywhere from around £10 inc postage - £20 + postage for 75 flowers. I should have enough left over after one bride and 5 bridesmaid bouquets for all my table decorations, button holes, top and cake table swags and all in all I've spent around 70 on everything (inc ribbon, brooches, glue and the first lot of flowers being more than they should have been because I was too eager!)
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    • AmyN135
      CommentAuthorAmyN135
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    I am going to have a bit of both, real flowers in my bouquet and bridesmaids. Buttonholes may actually have to be fake because what we want will be hard to get in May. I am probably going to have a fake floral crown instead of a real one and we're making our own trig/cotton branch arch and using fake flowers to twirl around it.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    I am going for artificial.. I'm not a big flower person at all and wouldn't be bothered if I had artificial or real flowers! Had a quote from a lovely lady for foam flowers and she quoted me around £75 for 4 bridesmaids bouquets, 4 button holes and my bouquet, and that was including £8 postage. Definitely cheaper which is great for me as I'd rather pay less for artificial flowers x

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    The foam ones are amazing Flossie. They look so real.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    They look amazing from the pictures :) I was originally looking at silk flowers but they are soooo expensive in comparison.. They might have been amazing quality, but for me, not worth it x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    Depends if you want to save your money or if you generally like real flowers. I've gone for real myself though. Our inital quote was just under £200 for my bouquet, 2 BM posies, 3 3 corsages and 4 buttonholes, but then I got another bm and paid for 3 big thank you flowers so came to about 280

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    Still very reasonable April. I have seen some floristry quotes in excess of £1,000!!

    When I first started looking I found the average was around £600, that's why I decided to DIY it!

    Completely understand that some people have a preference for real. I have no sense of smell and quite a few guests that suffer from hey fever, quite severely. The cost was the main decision maker for me though!
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    • RachelY35
      CommentAuthorRachelY35
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
     
    I started off thinking artificial then got a quote of £300 for my flowers, bm bouquet, 2 heart shape baskets and 6 button holes. I thought that was reasonable. But as its getting closer, and we've also booked honeymoon, I'm trying to save pennies. It looks like I can get thr same for half of this. If they look bad, I'll most prob stay with real but was just wondering if other brides gad any opinions. All my oyher galf says is 'upto you' so not much help!!! Lol xx
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    I think it's just down to whatever your gut feeling is! Like I know I'm not a huge flower fan so for me artificial flowers make the most sense for me.. xx

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Absolutely personal preference. If you love flowers, the smells, etc, it is worth the extra saving?

    If you aren"t particularly a massive flower lover, then maybe it is a good saving.

    It really does depend how you feel about them.
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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 20th 2014
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    I never considered going for fake, I love real too much :)

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    • LucyT473
      CommentAuthorLucyT473
      Posted: Nov 7th 2014
     
    I like both but it depends on what you are after. You can get some really realistic looking foam and silk bouquets and you can do more with them in terms of brooches and other accessories which is difficult to achieve with real flowers. I like the vintage look flowers with brooches and pearls so am in contact with someone on facebook who makes them and made a beautiful bouquet for my friends wedding.
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    • MrsC
      CommentAuthorMrsC
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Nov 8th 2014
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    I had fake (mine were foam, bridesmaids had silk)
    Pictures in my album.
    Got from a great web company, they were brilliant at changing little things for me to what I wanted.

    I do love real flowers, but this way everyone has kept theirs, and there were no problems with wilting or the kids breaking them

    Like everything for weddings, its personal choice.

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    • JEm1905
      CommentAuthorJEm1905
      Got married 21 months ago
      Posted: Nov 9th 2014
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    We had real last time (free from a friend who owned a florist) however this time I want foam! For me foam means bigger bouquets for a fraction of the price. I'm very creative and the wife use to work in floristry so I'm sure the 2heads will work.

    Our thank you flowers will also be a mixer of real of artificial due to peoples preferences of flowers so will do them to match what the person prefers :)

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