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#1 Gaby

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:40 PM

What does everyone buy for there wedding or planning to buy for there wedding Silk,Real or Fake? What do you find the best quality and cheapest? I'm after Vintage Rose Bouquets does anyone have any good sites with Silk Flowers?


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE(Gaby @ Jul 9 2011, 11:40 PM) View Post

What does everyone buy for there wedding or planning to buy for there wedding Silk,Real or Fake? What do you find the best quality and cheapest? I'm after Vintage Rose Bouquets does anyone have any good sites with Silk Flowers?
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Hi Hon,
Have you looked on Ebay? Also search for 'real touch', they are a little more 'real' looking.
I am planning on using not alive flowers for my wedding, as they will keep better, but you need to be mindful for quality, some places I have noticed on ebay actually can send you a sample flower for a cheap price or even have a look on esty.com. I haven't brought anything from them, so not sure 100% how it works, but worth a look anyway.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:18 PM

I would never do silk flowers! That's just my opinion! People know, and they will talk about it (not good). Nothing is better than real flowers....Period. If this is a little too much for your budget, have less fowers.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:44 PM

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These flowers
or something pastel vintage with light mauves etc

I love roses also

Thanks ladies havnt really found the type im after so i think im going to price the real flowers ill get small bouquets for bridesmaids.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(Mooree @ Jul 15 2011, 06:18 PM) View Post

People know, and they will talk about it (not good). Nothing is better than real flowers....Period. If this is a little too much for your budget, have less fowers.



I disagree, I had silk flowers for my wedding and no body knew the difference, one guest even asked to a couple of petals as keepsake and was very surprised when I said they weren't real! You need to get good quality ones done well. I got mine through a Brisbane based internet company that lets you go to their manufacturing site and view before purchase so you know what you are getting. I loved my flowers and still have them 4 years on as a lovely keep sake.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

Im with GEm on this, we also had silk flowers and no one new. Our guests where also supprosed to find out they where fake!
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Ours where also scented so they smelled beautiful too!

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:59 PM

I had latex "real touch" flowers for my wedding and nobody knew the difference until i pointed it out and let people touch them wub.gif

Worth every penny. I was organized well in advance and had my scented flowers ready in a box under the bed.

On the day I set them up in vases on the coffee table and when my photographer arrived he panicked and started quickly snapping shots of my bouquet. he was quite upset that "some idiot florist had delivered so early" and demanded to know who my florist was so he could give them an earful as my flowers would be dead before the ceremony laugh.gif When I told him they were fake we all had a laugh and he actually got some made up for his office afterwards happy.gif

My gorgeous teardrop bouquet is currently cascading down my bookcase years later wub.gif
huh.gif can't seem to find my pics in the forum right now to link though...

One of the ladies here had a bouquet of paper roses which looked almost identical to the picture you posted above. I'm just going to grab some pics from the "show us your bouquet" thread

AHA! found it biggrin.gif It was Gretchen who had the paper roses!
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The lovely Nesca also had synthetic flowers like what you are after
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:25 AM

Ok i just re-uploaded a couple of pro pics of my "real touch" bouquet.

As a note to anyone interested: If artificial flowers are advertised as "real touch" they are made specifically to mimic real blooms. They have veins on the latex foam petals which are scented and soft to the touch, minor imperfections in the petals to mimic nature and the stems are real width with thorns if the flowers usually have them. "Real touch" flowers are more expensive than silk but cheaper than real and last for years and years with no extra effort.

I had my teardrop bouquet, 2 bridesmaid posies, 1 flowergirl posy, 6 corsages, 10 boutonnieres, two single long stem roses (for my mate-of-honour) and a toss bouquet made from the real touch flowers and also a cheap silk halo for my daughter custom made for me for $280 in 2008

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The full picture (the little posy tied to my daughter's basket is a mini version of the bridesmaid's)
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:09 PM

Real all the way for me smile.gif

QUOTE(Gaby @ Jul 16 2011, 11:44 PM) View Post

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These flowers
or something pastel vintage with light mauves etc

I love roses also

Thanks ladies havnt really found the type im after so i think im going to price the real flowers ill get small bouquets for bridesmaids.


Are you in Sydney or near a flower market (not a regular market - a proper flower market where florists buy their stock from. In Sydney this is in Flemington)? If you're worried about cost a bouquet like this would be very simple to do yourself. Why not pop along to the flower markets one Saturday morning at about 7:30am (benefit of Sat morning is that the sellers are flogging their stock from the week at super reduced prices) with your Mum or BM, purchase a bunch of roses and see what you can pull together? If nothing else you'll have a nice outting (decent coffee and bacon and egg rolls can be found in the Italian cafe behind the flower markets) and a house full of fresh flowers.

Mon, Wed and Fri mornings are proper selling days where you can order hard to find flowers but you're competing with florists for time with the sellers and things are a bit more expensive. For the actual day, I'd pick your flowers up on the Friday as they'll be fresher.

There will no doubt be tutorials online to help you if you're concerned. Top tip: strip roses with the back of a butter knife and pull together one by one at angles to one another before pulling straight and wrapping with ribbon. You can also buy big leaves which you can use to wrap the bouquet in which I think looks nice smile.gif
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:22 PM

My sister in law used the latex 'real touch' bouquets and had them scented and no one could tell the difference. They are more expensive than the regular silk flowers but a keepsake you'll always have. My cousin used a real bouquet from the florist and it barely even lasted the day. I'll definately be going for the latex 'real touch'. smile.gif

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:24 PM

I had silk flowers for my wedding and was very happy with them! I still have them 5 years on!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:56 PM

I adore real flowers, but if you want to cut down on costs, I think you should opt for all three. Mix silk flowers with real flowers for your bouquets and maybe go fake on the decor smile.gif



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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

I would like to suggest silk flowers
Wedding Flowers Silk does not have to worry about whether the season of flowers. For these reasons, silk flowers wedding are better than fresh flowers, silk wedding flowers are:

1. Life of Flowers

Silk flowers wedding will last longer and easier to maintain, and can be used more when the wedding is over. For example, what might improve your memory as a special day of wedding flowers to decorate in the upcoming special events like weddings.

2. Flowers for all seasons

Silk flowers are always wedding season, you do not have to cover the cost of flying the "season of flowers." Wedding rings of lilies and tulips in October, January? The possibilities are endless, no problem!
3. Give yourself more time

Silk wedding flowers can last up to several weeks or months before the wedding. Having more time for you to provide information on the big day. This allows you to make the adjustments you want.

4. Triple "R" Flores

Recycling, reuse or resale?
5. More sizes, shapes and colors of flowers

Silk flowers wedding can be matched to the other. They are made of objects, sizes, shapes, colors and options. The real choice, silk roses, orchids and tulips, the color is much more predictable than fresh flowers.

6. Cost savings of flowers

Silk flowers are cheaper wedding, typically over 50% retained a pair of wedding flowers of your budget. Not sure if you are 50 or 60 tables? wedding flowers silk is not a problem with the extra work.
7. N "sneeze" Flores

You and your guests with flower allergies? silk flowers wedding are the perfect choice.

Silk Wedding Flowers History

The flowers silk wedding story made hundreds of years. Tradition that began in an artificial flower in China. Twelfth century, who was Italian. However, the art of making flowers developed cocoons. Then, measure and fill in the French language.
Soon most of the French manufacturers of flowers fled to England because the revolution. Before the English settlers, the boat was exported to the United States. Today, many flowers regularly use silk flowers and floral arrangements that are often mixed with silk flowers and a new one.

As you can see, silk wedding flowers are growing and changing to a new wedding flowers. Today we have all the wedding flowers silk wedding party including bridal bouquets, buttonholes, flower girl baskets, altar arrangements and reception table center pieces due to the quality of silk flowers and realistic accessories.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:00 PM

I would go for the real flowers because it's a natural one and real too.The wedding is real.Even Though the preserving the flowers is little bit difficult.The real flowers are the best choice for the wedding.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:49 PM

Wow, I haven't been on here in ages!

I had the real-touch latex too, and for me it was a no-brainer. We got married on Hamilton Island in March, so it was hot as well as being a destination wedding. Flowers up there would have cost me a pretty fortune. I got the latex/silks made in Brisbane by a fabulous woman who I have subsequently recommended many times over, and have had friends really happy with her too. My flowers still look awesome 3.5 years later and I didn't have to worry about wilting. A waiter on the island even offered to put our flowers in the restaurant fridge to help keep them fresh!



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