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Where did you get your silk bouquets?

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#1 FatCracker

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    Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:23 PM

    So between the Bittersweet debaucle and Hibiscus getting great reviews, I wanted to find out where everyone got their flowers...especially my fellow Canadian brides.

    Did you use real touch? How much did you spend? Did you buy them online or go in for a consultation locally?
    There seem to be sooo many great places, it's hard to decide.

    I wanted to share my afloral story...arghhh!

    10" Cymbidium Orchid Bouquet | Silk Bridal Bouquet | Silk Wedding Flowers
    So this is the bouquet I ordered...and should have know what I was getting for 8.99! But I was excited and it was exactly what I wanted. Unfortunately I didn't research enough, and hadn't joined this site yet, so I didn't know about real touch and the different qualities.

    This is what I received....
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    I don't know if you can tell by the pics, but it's tiny, squashed with not much hope of reviving and it looks soooooo cheap! And did I mention it kinda smells like a warehouse...
    I didn't want to spend too much (up to $100), but when I saw these it was exactly what I wanted, so took a chance. I wanted them to have longer stems and definitely more full.
    Was trying to find ways to fix it, but I'm sooo not Martha Stewart.

    Any ideas, other than just ordering another one?
    Thanks ladies!

    #2 islandbride317

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      Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:59 AM

      I plan on ordering mine from Roberta at Plumeria's Wedding Flowers Boutique online, since the work I've seen of hers posted by other brides here on BDW is just gorgeous, and everyone has had nothing but great things to say about her, but I don't know if you'd have an issue getting them in Canada or not. Maybe check out her site at http://www.plumerias...erboutique.com/ to see what she can do for you?

      Overall, I think your flowers are pretty, but I see what you mean about them being a little less than "full", especially next to the book for scale. Do you have a local craft store like Michael's you could take it to, and have them add additional flowers to help fill it out? You could probably have them fix it for less than $30. Or maybe you could order another couple of bouquets and have them all rearranged and tied together, so that all the flowers match? Maybe the stems won't be long, but you'll still have more volume.

      And then there is always the possibility to just return it and keep looking to see if you can find something else from another vendor....

      I'm so sorry you're having such a tricky time with your flowers, but at least you've still got some time to work with to make sure you are able to get the bouquet of your dreams!

      #3 FatCracker

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        Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:36 PM

        Thanks, I didn't realize Michael's actually made them too. I'll check them out!
        I've found a few other threads that will help with DIY, so I'll try to fix them.
        If not, yes, i have plenty of time...lol!

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