I need some help/advice on my wedding flowers. I have gone back and forth trying to decide on using real flowers or silk. I know with silk I can use the flowers again but everywhere I've looked I've noticed silk flowers are just as expensive as real ones. The downfall about real flowers is that I have to throw them away shortly after and I know with silk they will look fake and I don't want people to think I'm cheap. I do have a wedding budget so I'm trying to think about how much I have left and what my best option is. I live in NC and have thought about going to the farmers market because I was told I could get a 5 gallon bucket for $50. Are colorful flowers the better way to go or should my bridesmaids use white flower bouquets? Any advice is great, Thanks in advice!