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Is it really tacky to have fake flowers at a wedding?

(24 Posts)
kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 21:49:03


moljam Sun 23-Sep-07 21:49:34

i think so

moondog Sun 23-Sep-07 21:49:35

Depends on t'flowers.

TheDuchess Sun 23-Sep-07 21:49:45

I think if you have to ask the question you already know the answer

massivebigpantsface Sun 23-Sep-07 21:51:52

I don't think that many people would notice tbh.
Personally I prefer fresh flowers, but as a wedding guest my eyes are on the bride and groom (and cake wink )

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 21:54:18

Some of them do look quite real - my mum had fake & kept hers.


kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 21:58:34

real ones are really expensive

massivebigpantsface Sun 23-Sep-07 22:05:01

i wouldn't worry about it, people will not remember the day for the flowers! And anyway, its your day, you won't give a monkeys about the flowers later, The main thing is that you enjoy yourselves smile

lucykate Sun 23-Sep-07 22:11:44

i had fake ones, they were cheaper, i did them all myself (my bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 20 buttonholes) if you choose carefully, they can look really nice.

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:16:04

something like this??

GreebosWhiskers Sun 23-Sep-07 22:19:27

I had silk flowers & did them myself too lucykate. I still have my bouquet & a table centrepiece & my mum & mil both have table centres too. I have a couple of wedding pics on my profile & I think they looked okay (although they were my 1st attempt & the ones I did for my auntie & sil were a million times better).

GreebosWhiskers Sun 23-Sep-07 22:21:33

kitsandbits - that's what mine were like but the centre flowers were wine to match my dress

TheYoungVisiter Sun 23-Sep-07 22:22:35

I think it could look a little tacky if you try to make them look like real flowers - but if they are stylised paper flowers it could look ok iykwim?

Personally I'd rather carry one real flower than a bouquet of fake ones - but I'd happily not have flowers at all on the tables. I've been to weddings where they had just candles, another where they had little pot plants, another where they had bunches of heather and lavender from from the PIL's garden, another where they had branches cut from trees...

any of those appeal?

But at the end of the day it's your wedding - do whatever you feel comfortable with.

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:22:49

i think they look ok (the ebay ones)

yours look lovely - you were brave to do them yourself

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:23:52

im not having a reception - just a party so no flowers on tables anyway

just my boquet and 4 bridesmaids & a few button holes.

TheYoungVisiter Sun 23-Sep-07 22:23:57

having said that, the ones on ebay look impressively real!

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:25:33

i quite like this

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:31:12

is that a no?? lol

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:31:56

sorry I meant this

madamez Sun 23-Sep-07 22:34:58

Perhaps inadvidable to make guests eat them... How about for realy good no-living flowers?

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:36:04

eat them?? sorry you have lost me!

kitsandbits Sun 23-Sep-07 22:37:06

they are £20 per 'leather' rose on there hmm

im trying to save money!! lol

GreebosWhiskers Sun 23-Sep-07 23:00:01

I quite like this, this, this, this & this grin

What colours are you having?

GreebosWhiskers Sun 23-Sep-07 23:06:44

Found one with sunflowers. You can buy packages too.

I used to love doing bouquets n favours n things. Haven't done any in so long . . . Am gonna dig out the photos I had taken for my catalogue now.

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