Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Answers and New Ideas

So back to the issue of Fresh vs. Silk Flowers. Here are the answers from yesterday:

That earthy look- those are real calla's in there!
Beautiful spring colors- also real!
The fall centerpiece- silk orchids!
And finally, the famous calla's- they're silk!

Only you can decide what is right for your wedding, everyone has their own opinions. Some things to keep in mind:

1. Silk flowers don't die or wilt- you have your wedding bouquet pretty much forever

2. Fresh flowers are usually prettier in person (but could you tell in those pictures yesterday?)

3. Fresh flowers smell soo good :)

Remember that you can use our website, http://www.designedbythebride.com/ to play with all different combinations of flowers, centerpieces and cakes!

Speaking of the website, we probably owe it some more attention. You can read on the About Us section to see how we came about, but the purpose of our blog is to help our users get some ideas. It can be mind boggling to have to do all that wedding stuff and sometimes you just need a starting point. If you are having trouble coming up with an idea for something or have any questions for us about the website, feel free to ask us!

Something that we would like to start on our blog is to compare your designs from the website to your real life wedding pictures. That way other brides-to-be can see how helpful it is to do a "virtual" design. If you would be interested in sharing your pictures, email us at designedbythebride@gmail.com!


  1. I would have never thought the 3rd picture were fake flowers! I never really thought of using them, but now they are definitely a consideration.

    Do you know if using fake flowers is less expensive than real flowers?

  2. Silk flowers aren't always necessarily cheaper than real ones. Depends on the variety of flower. Just make sure if you get silk that you go with high quality to ensure they look as real as possible. Depending on how you use them sometimes it's hard to tell the difference but other times it's obvious they're fake. So just choose wisely! Best of luck!