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Julie
Frequent user May 2023 Ontario

diy flowers - real or fake?

Julie, on August 6, 2022 at 11:54 Posted in DIY 0 15
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Debating if I should make an attempt at DIY boutenieres and corsage. Faux or real flowers? Wondering what some of you ladies decided on?

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  • Amanda
    Newbie July 2023 British Columbia
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    Have you looked into real touch flowers/natural touch flowers. They are more life like in their look and a little thicker than the silk flowers, which can sometimes fray around the edges.

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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    We did artifical flowers for all of our decor centerpieces bouquets corsages and boutinneèrs
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  • KELLY
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
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    We are making our bouquets and boutonnieres with real flowers a day or two before the wedding, our centrepieces are from Michaels.

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  • Julie
    Frequent user May 2023 Ontario
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    Ok goodto know
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  • Karley
    Beginner September 2023 Ontario
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    Assembled day of!
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  • Julie
    Frequent user May 2023 Ontario
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    The flowers from Costco. Did they make the corsages and boutonnieres the day of or before?

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  • Karley
    Beginner September 2023 Ontario
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    We are doing fake everything. Flowers was one place where I definitely wanted to cut the cost as they can get so pricey. Corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets, centerpieces...we plan on making them all ourselves.

    My mom made fake bouquets for her wedding and they were beautiful, you couldn't tell the difference. She did however choose to order real boutonnieres and corsages. They were not as expensive as the bouquets.

    Alternatively, we had friends who picked up flower arrangements from Costco, took them home and reassembled them how they wanted for the ceremony and I know they saved a ton doing it that way Smiley smile

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    I wish my flowers would have been in season for the big day and the silk version aren't really nice, I found this idea on Pinterest and the lady who made captured my vision perfectly, plus I like to be different, they will for sure stand out on my big day. Smiley laugh

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  • Julie
    Frequent user May 2023 Ontario
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    They are not your typical arrangement - very lovely. Will definitely stand out for your day

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    Thank you, the photos really don't do them justice, I was on the fence about them so I got to see them in person and they were perfect.

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  • Julie
    Frequent user May 2023 Ontario
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    Very pretty!

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
    Carine ·
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    I decided silk flowers since I started looking for someone before I knew the venue also did bouquets and boutonnieres. I am not big on flowers so here are what me and the girls will have.

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  • Julie
    Frequent user May 2023 Ontario
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    It is remarkable what you get charged for flowers. My venue takes care of some of the flower decor, the centerpieces with real flowers (included in package). But i ultimately decided on fake for everything else. diy flowers - real or fake? 3
    Bought these pre made from someone on FB Marketplace, for the MOH bouquet and mine. diy flowers - real or fake? 4just made the 3 boutonnieres

    Agreed. It was fun to make the boutonnieres. Who knew I was capable lol. And it does save a lot of money
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  • Rachay
    Curious August 2022 Ontario
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    I did fake flowers for literally everything, mainly to save on costs but I also love DIY. Michaels has a great selections of great faux flowers even some that are real to touch!


    I also got some great greenery options there as I am going with a hanging bouquet for myself
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  • Jacquie
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
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    We’ve chosen real flowers. Mostly because I love flowers.


    I think you want any big floral arrangements, like those big arches, it’s much easier and cost effective to go with fake.
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