wedding flowers, fresh versus real-feel

So the other month I started to think about what kind of flowers I want at our wedding and wanted to start pricing out so we knew what we were looking at for our budget. At first I wanted daisies, these are my favourite flower, they are so simple and yet so beautiful. Then I started to see some photos of other bouquets that were lovely as well and I opened my mind as to what flowers we would have on our day.

After spending the day with my friend Cindy at Canada’s Wonderland we started to talk about my wedding plans. She old me that for her wedding her then-fiance’s aunt created all of their bouquets and boutonnieres from false flowers. This got me thinking in a whole new direction. Could I have artificial flowers for my wedding? Would they look as good? What would the cost be.

So naturally I Googled the option and found that there are a ton of companies that specialize in false flowers for weddings and other events. There is a new kind of artificial flower out called Real Feel or Natural Touch, which looks real, feels real, and the only thing that’s missing is the scent – I was intrigued. Then I started to see what the price differences were between real and Real Feel and Natural Touch flowers and I knew that it was something I seriously wanted to consider because it would save me a bundle too; which, when you’re on a budget is awesome! This is also when I discovered that false daisies are not beautiful. So now I’m looking at other options.

One website I’ve really enjoyed looking through is Wedideas, a company based out of Florida who have an amazing selection… and what’s better, you can order them online and have them shipped to you in plenty of time for your big day. You can choose to build your own bouquet and flowers or choose from one of their many amazing “Ready to go” options.

There have been so many options to look through I’m still trying to decide which ones I absolutely love and want to have on my day. This bouquet is absolutely gorgeous, but I’m just not sure if it’s really me?

The journey continues.

– Jess

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Deal Diva on October 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I’m sure they’ve ome a long way in the world of false flowers from when I was first married. There is always so much to worry about on your big day. I say if you can get away with it…go for it. No one will probably even notice. Have you considered gerbera daisie

  2. Daisies are my favourite flowers too! We had different types of daisies at our wedding this past June. It was simple, pretty and fairly inexpensive.

  3. Posted by deliberatespontaneity on October 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Christine, even the gerbera daisies in the false looked kind of weird. I have thought of them for fresh though and they are on my shortlist. Luckily I have loads of time to weigh my options and choose what’s best. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Depending on whether you are planning to have flowers as decorations (e.g. centrepieces), You could mix it up between false flowers for decorations and real ones for you and the bridal party. Then you could do your daisies as real flowers and save a bit on the decorations by using the fake flowers. Then you could also prepare those in advance and not worry about where to store them. You could ask family/friends to set them up in your venue either the night before or when you’re getting photos taken – whenever they let you in. Just a suggestion… good luck with flower picking!

  5. Posted by deliberatespontaneity on November 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Thanks Lil! I like your idea of mixing and matching, I will definitely put that idea in my head and see if it’s something we can pull off!

  6. Posted by deliberatespontaneity on November 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I love that you love daisies Deb! I love the simplicity of them too and they are really are gorgeous!

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