I love DIY weddings! There is that extra feeling of uniqueness when you hand craft something for your wedding rather than purchasing it from a business. I especially see a lot of fake flowers (plastic, even wood has become more popular!) being used more and more in weddings. Which this is always a great way to save money but before you decide on fake flowers, make sure you read these tips to help make the process go smoother!
- You have to store them and get them there the day of your wedding. I’ve heard brides say that they will just bring a car load of 2 to 3 boxes of décor, which may be true for someone using real flowers…but in reality, you will have at least 2 to 3 carloads of décor. This is because with fake flowers, all the flower arrangements need to be in separate boxes to make sure nothing gets smooshed. So, if you use tubs, you may be able to fit about 1 to 2 per box, so nothing gets damaged.
- If you plan on getting your décor made early, you will have to store it for months (hoping that you have sealed everything tight enough that it won’t get dusty or dirty before your wedding). If you pan on making the décor, give yourself time but also don’t wait too long! I would start making décor 1 month to 6 weeks before your wedding.
- Since the flowers are fake, depending on the ones you use in your bouquet, they could have plastic in them which could stick to your dress. So, you have to be careful to not let your bouquet sit on the tool fabric.
- That’s about it! Fake flowers are a great way to save money and add your own personal touch to your wedding, make sure to follow these tips for a smooth set up for décor!