Faux Centerpiece Flowers??

I've decided to use ivory calla lilies, dk. purple calla lilies, green cymbidium orchids, and ivory hydrangea for my bouquet and my MOH's bouquet (no bridesmaids). My idea for the centerpieces was to have tall, glass vases filled with water ro include one green cymbidium orchid stem (with about 8-10 blooms) submerged in water,1 transparent candle floating on top and crystals at the bottom to hold the flower down. HOWEVER, I've had to cut my floral budget in half and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the orchids. Would it be uncoof to use real flowers for the wedding party and silk flowers for the centerpieces?

Re: Faux Centerpiece Flowers??

  • edited December 2011
    I think it's no problem to use silk!! I just went to a wedding where ALL the flowers were silk and they were beautiful! has a big selection of silks.

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  • edited December 2011
    I think silks can be gorgeous. But like pp said sometimes to get quality silks you wind up spending just as much if not more than if you were using real flowers  Shop around and you should be able to find some great options, or ask your florist if he/she can work with you and create something that is more in your budget. Good luck.
  • Ash_MeadowAsh_Meadow member
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    edited December 2011
    LOVE your centerpeice idea. And no, go with the silk if your florist cant find something cheaper for you.
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