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I had a really hard time deciding on flowers for my DIY wedding.
Not the type, I’ve always been obsessed with peonies, which seems to be a trend.
A very pretty trend, too.
I was in a strong debate with myself on whether I should purchase artificial flowers and put them together myself, or design real arrangements with a local florist.
As some of you may know, I only gave myself six months to plan my wedding. I didn’t do ALL the planning immediately, which meant I allowed details that I couldn’t decide on to fall into the back of my mind, causing me to make fast decisions at a date far too close to the wedding.
I work best under pressure, apparently.
I stressed far too much about this.
Then I found the website of my DIY Wedding dreams: Afloral
I was skeptical at first – buying artificial flowers online, without ever seeing or touching them in person, but being told to believe they look and feel real?
And they even coined them with the name “real-touch”?
This seemed like quite the risk for such a budget conscious bride.
On any given day, I can walk into a craft store with a coupon and purchase numerous fake flowers for very little money.
But somehow, I found myself searching online and looking at fake flowers costing more per stem then I would pay per bundle at said craft store.
Luckily, I don’t mind taking risks.
This is my DIY Wedding, after all!
Why not just buy the inexpensive ones?
Why not just buy the real things?
Well, the difference is the craft store flowers look and feel fake.
The real-touch by Afloral undeniably do not.
Depending on the size of your wedding, you (probably) may still be spending less on the fake real-touch flowers.
But the number one reason: you can keep them forever!
My bridesmaid’s bouquets are both in vases in my living room, while my bouquet is out on display in my office.
No one could believe these flowers were fake. Especially when they held them.
They are so gorgeous in person, and they really, absolutely, without a doubt feel real!
I remember the day they arrived at my home. My husband held them and said how crazy it was that they were fake, but felt so real.
And like I said, you get to keep them forever.
I am reminded daily of my beautiful wedding day just by looking at the flowers around my home.
The flowers I used:
- Real Touch Peony in Pink with Cream
- Real Touch Mini Peony Bundle in Cream White
- Real Touch Mini Peony Bundle in Pink
- Real Touch Peony Stem in Cream
- Real Touch Peony Stem in Pink
- Silk Flower Sophia Open Rose
- Silk Rose Stem Pastel Peach
- Flocked Lambs Ear Leaf Spray
- Artificial Seeded Eucalyptus
- Blush Pink Silk Ribbon (I LOVE this)
My Afloral purchase was one of the best DIY Wedding decisions I made.
Would you use fake flowers for your wedding?
Have you used fake flowers for your wedding?
Let me know what you think!