A Case for Faux Flowers at Your Wedding

Sure, big, opulent fresh flower displays are fabulous, but does the money spent measure up to what you get in return? The flowers will die, and you’ll only see them again in photos.  Can the guests really smell the floral fragrance that much?  Do your bridesmaids and groomsmen appreciate flowers that will only last for a few days, as opposed to a momento to keep forever?

Bridal Bouquet
Bridal Bouquet DIY by Lisa

Sure, big, opulent fresh flower displays are fabulous, but does the money spent measure up to what you get in return? The flowers will die, and you’ll only see them again in photos.  Can the guests really smell the floral fragrance that much?  Do your bridesmaids and groomsmen appreciate flowers that will only last for a few days, as opposed to a momento to keep forever?

I made my own bouquets and centerpieces for my wedding – and I did it 6 months in advance.  They were ready and waiting for me as the big approached, and it was one less item to concern myself with.  Making the bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres were actually incredibly easy.  With the help of Youtube and a few pinterest articles, I was able to make a trip to a decor supply store for necessary items and create them at home.  Best of all, I had so much fun making them that I’d be happy to make them for others (should I open an Etsy shop, LOL?)

Being able to give my bridesmaids something to keep that I created myself was more satisfying then spending  big on fresh flowers.  My maid of honor has created a tablet centerpiece at her home that includes one faux flower from each wedding that she’s been a bridesmaid in.  How awesome is that?  While visiting my parent’s home recently, I noticed that they had the corsage and boutonniere that I made for them on display on a shelf.   Plus, some people have allergies and cannot tolerate fresh flowers, which is another reason to consider going for faux.

DIY Bouquets
DIY Bouquets mqde by Lisa

My wedding decor was simple and classic designs, and incorporated my favorite color: Black.  Since there are no black flowers to be found, I stuck to green/ purple succulents (a theme throughout my wedding), and white flowers.   I was able to create exactly what I wanted.  I hope I get the opportunity to make some more!

 

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