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Okay, I know this is a weird question, but I was wondering if anyone out there used fake flowers for their bridal bouquet, boutonnières, and bridesmaid flowers. I found these really great flowers at Michaelâ€s (a craft store) that look like real flowers (no kidding). When my FI got home last night he was like "Nice flowers! Are they real?" Then I got to thinking I just might use these instead of buying real flowers in Costa Rica. It will cut my flower budget in half.

Do you guys think this is tacky?

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I used fake flowers because I wanted magnolias. They were really pretty at the time (but not so pretty now) - my mother's friend is a designer and she made them for me. I must mention that this was 1996 to help explain. lol

 

Honestly, I have my bouquet - it's kind of smashed - and I'm always thinking, "Why in the heck did I use fake flowers??" There is just the freshness and aliveness of real flowers. If I had it to do over again I would choose a really simple, small "real" bouquet.

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I don't think it's tacky at all I've heard of many people doing this to save money money...personally I wouldn't do it just because I love the smell of fresh flowers

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I think fake flowers could def be used!!!

 

I was going to try to make some flowers (tissue). Martha Stewart has the directions in her magazine and I think it's posted somewhere on the forum too. I haven't gotten around to it yet. If I was really motivated, I was going to attach a tissue flower to each OOT bag (give it a little color and Mexican look) or I was thinking of using the paper ones for my ceremony (on guest book table or something) - still not sure if I'll actually get around to doing this or if I have the extra in my budget.... has anyone else tried making these??

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I'm planning to use fake orchids on my tables tucked between shells. I figure it is going to save me $$. They look real! I don't think it's tacky at all as long as the fake flower is a good quality one.

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I was thinking about doing fake flowers in my bouquet to save money. The bouquet is pretty low on my list of priorities so I don't want to spend a ton of money but of course I want them to be beautiful! I haven't fully decided yet...

 

I love the idea of using fake orchids Jessalyn - real ones are SO expensive down there! Where are you getting yours from?

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