Tuesday, November 25, 2008


(Top four images via Hibiscus Floral, bottom image via Perfect Wedding Day)
Okay, believe it or not, the images above are all silk flower bouquets! I am amazed how far the industry has come along since the terrible, tacky 80's looking silk flowers!
The reason for this post is that my best friend and I were talking over a beer or two (or three or four......) and she informed me that she had bought her wedding bouquet. Her wedding is not until May so I was quite confused until she told me that she had found a gorgeous silk bouquet. Her next remark stunned me! She said, "I know, it sounds really tacky!" I was actually thinking that it sounded really economical!
I mean let's think about it -
  • You can save a lot of money using silk flowers
  • You won't have to worry about flowers wilting or dying prior to your wedding (or transportation damages)
  • A lot of people have allergies and this would remedy that issue
  • The bouquet can be created ahead of time
  • You will always have the bouquet and won't have to spend the costly amount to preserve your wedding bouquet (I looked into preservation it it is pretty costly)
  • Silk wedding bouquets travel well for destination weddings
  • You can use any flower you want whether it is in season or not

These are all great reasons for using silk bouquets!

For a bride on a budget who is looking to cut costs somewhere, silk flowers can be a great alternative! The fact that you will always have the bouquet that you walked down the aisle with is awesome. Preservation can only do so much and depending on how rough you were with your bouquet that day it definitely will not look as good as it did when you walked down the aisle.

Side note - My mother had a real bouquet for her wedding but then had a mirror image of her bouquet created with silk flowers. If I can dig the picture up I will definitely post it but my mom has a picture of me when I was little dressed up in her wedding dress carrying her silk bouquet around! Haha!


Stephanie @ Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

Shut up. I never would have guessed those were silks. I Die!

Adrienne said...

I never would have guessed those were silk, seriously! They look awesome. I was in a wedding last year and we carried silk flowers, I know it sounds crazy but they looked amazing and seriously no one knew!

jessica lynn said...

omg I can just see you all dressed up and prancing around in your mom's dress with her bouquet!!! hahahahaha

Blablover5 said...

I really don't get the hate for silk. Has no one recently wandered around Hobby Lobby or the like? They have amazing flowers and if you have a harder color scheme like blue then silk really is the only route.

My Dream Ring said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now I have another great blog to add to my list, your blog is great!
OMG I can't believe those are silk, they look so real, I would never have guessed they were silk.

Rachel H. said...

I too would've never guessed that those were silk! Wow! So are you using silk or real flowers?

LauraAnn said...

I am using real but after my friend purchased silk flowers I thought I would do a post on silk as a possibility since it can be a budget saver!

Jessie said...

They look like real flowers and really beautiful. But I can't imagine to have a silk flower boquet for my wedding.

Diana said...

Ooooh... I love the dark purplish cala lillies.