So I've been reading this forum as well as doing some online research and before I hit the 'purchase' button and commit myself to this craft project, I was hoping for a sanity check.
I'm getting married in a destination wedding in Belize and while the resort that's hosting the wedding provides flowers I was hoping for something a little more custom. I already checked and there is one florist on the island we're getting married which is the florist the resort goes through. Basically everything is imported so I can't run to a grocery store for some quick, cheap local flowers. The florist can make a custom bouquet for $80 but after some research on afloral and other stores I think I can do it much cheaper with artificial flowers. I personally don't care much if they are artificial as long as they don't LOOK like it in pics. I've seen really horrific artificial flower bouquets before and the idea of that is frightening. That being said, I'm very crafty and already have floral tape/wire/shears, etc. from making wreaths and other projects around the home. Not to mention I love a good craft project so I'm not opposed to spending time perfecting it.
I guess my questions include- how much should I commit to this idea? Will these really look fake/terrible if I do this myself? Will transporting them down to the wedding literally and figuratively crush my project? But most importantly- Does anyone have pics of their silk bouquets??? Talk me into it!