True Cost Of High Quality, Professionally Crafted Artificial Wedding Floral Arrangements


Closeup of botanically correct real touch artificial flowers arranged in bouquetYou can enjoy the look of selected state-of-the-art artificial bridal floral arrangements in brilliant designs and created with the highest craftsmanship in our online Catalog of our own, unique ‘standard’ designs. You can also see examples of our diverse clientele (with photographs of our both standard and custom work) at our Testimonials page and thus appreciate why we wish to ensure that our customers’ special days are as special as possible. Over the years, we invented, developed and perfected never existed before, proprietary assembly/arranging techniques (very different than for fresh cut flowers), applied only with the ultimate top quality real touch, Floramatique® and higher grades of traditional silk flowers. As a result (of the accumulated theoretical and practical knowledge of all kinds of fake flowers, floral materials and accessories, and long-term experience in the field of artificial floral artistry) we can offer you superior finished products, truly worthy of your special day.

All we know is that if you want your precious bride’s bouquet and your wedding party’s flowers be well-constructed, color- and flower-balanced, content-diverse and looking as aesthetically pleasing as ours, a great deal of talent/ creativity, floral expertise, experience and a fair amount of time to craft them are needed. All backed by the wide selection and plentiful stock of and an access to credible sources of the highest quality fake flowers, best ribbons, accessories and materials, of course. Would you expect high quality floral arrangements to be cheap, then?

Myths About DIY & Becoming/ Replacing A Wedding Florist In No Time
Well balanced artificial real touch flowers bouquet held by bride in front of her wedding dressSome brides-to-be want to learn how to make fake flower wedding bouquets. You may think that there is not much to it – just putting flowers together and tying ribbon around the stems :). That peculiar “method” may work if you decide to make yourself a simple bouquet by wrapping a dozen of roses together, or a plain centerpiece by sticking stems into a vase. The process of arranging wedding flowers is not that straightforward, though. Have you ever heard about wiring and stemming flowers before combining them in an arrangement? And this is just one of many specific techniques that should be applied.

Some florists, eager to re-sell you stems and forgetting that they should be paid for flower arranging, may tell you that it is not too difficult to make great designs once you have good quality artificial flowers. It’s hard to believe that they would undermine their own profession and putting themselves out of business with such offers and statements! Because, by saying that they create a false impression that about anyone can replace them. The same “opinion” is proliferated by paid shills for online resellers of artificial flowers in bulk to the public (and fresh ones for that matter) and for craft stores. No wonder two thirds (or more) flower shops in America went out of business during the last decade – the pressure from wannabe artificial florists (having no idea how to price their work to make a profit; hello Etsy!) and giving away the information by florists themselves did the trick.

Would you attempt to cut and style someone’s hair just because you have scissors and a comb? Floral design is a skilled profession. And like any skilled professionals, experienced florists who call themselves designers have a right to charge for their talent, skills, experience and labor, at fair market value. The cost of flowers and materials for your wedding floral arrangements is but one element of a finished product’s price. And if you are a ‘diva’, wanting a variety of (often rare and expensive, as seen often in bridal magazines) flowers in elaborate and time-consuming designs, do not expect that a florist would make your arrangements ‘on a cheap’.

Nevertheless, some of brides-to-be believe that they can rely on online tutorials or in-print instructions on how to make a bridal bouquet with faux flowers and easily create one themselves, or count on their ‘crafty’ relatives or friends to do so. That’s fine, but do not expect great results, as you may be easily disappointed by the final outcome if you choose a too ‘ambitious’, elaborate DIY project. If you are an ‘enterprising bride’ (hello Toronto!) we recommmend to stick to maximum 2 kinds of flowers for your DIY. Otherwise you may ‘trip’ yourself on countless hours of frustration and labor spent in the attempt to arrange them right.

What Kinds Of Silk Flowers Are Really Available In Craft Stores?

Let’s look closer at selection of man-made flowers available in “recommended” craft stores.

Almost all flowers you can see at craft store chains are still your traditional, basic ‘silks’, varying from 2 to 4 (rarely 5) quality grade. And although you can find in some of them a very limited choice (in kinds and colors) of permanent botanicals displayed as true or soft touch flowers, they are in fact mainly the cheaper versions and/ or second rate real touch flowers. You will see there predominantly real touch knockoffs, which are made with ordinary (industrial grade) soft or hard, either latex, rubber, vinyl or foam.

Craft store chains cater to the mass market, for DIY customers but not specializing in artificial flowers in particular, less in the top of the line permanent botanicals sought by high-end professional “silk” flower shops. So their prices also reflect the mass market needs. Nevertheless, you will find that better looking, more realistic silk flowers there are not cheap at all. Therefore, retail value of genuinely lifelike, authentic grade 6/ real touch ‘silk’ flowers would not fit well within these stores’ price structures and could be not perceived as ‘affordable’ by great majority of their customers.

Do Inexpensive Real Touch Flowers Exist?

As we outlined above, you would be hard pressed to purchase the kinds and selection of life like ‘silk’ flowers you see on this site at your local craft store. But you still may hope to buy some of them in bulk, individually/ by the stem, for a DIY project of making your own wedding floral arrangements. After all, others claimed to be succesful in their search.

A growing problem in the blogosphere is a misleading advice about where you can find/ purchase real touch flowers. The advice goes as follows: “Go to a craft store of chain X, Y or Z and you will find them there and, if you have a 40% or 50% off coupon you can buy them cheap/ at a discount”. So, acting on a recommendation of your peers (who base their opinion on a repeated ad nauseum advice of others, who are more often than not the industry shills themselves), in your search of highest quality but cheap artificial flowers you may visit one/ some of these stores.

You can assess some of them as “real enough” or “fairly real” but, not fully satisfied, you may still question: “Can these be undoubtedly considered as true real touch flowers?” “Are these the best fake flowers available?” The answer is a resounding: No! Would you really expect to find them there and be cheap, too? So let’s get back to the sources where you got your advice from and analyze their credibility.

How do you know if postings published on various bridal forums, recommending certain craft stores and online wholesalers to the public are really originating from brides-to-be, like you? How about the posters whose profiles reveal hardly any information beside their (bogus) wedding dates? How about those glowing reviews on popular wedding discussion boards telling you how fine flowers some places provide and how easily it was to make them into great looking bouquets, promising pictures that were never shown thereafter? Fake product and company reviews (along with bogus, bought ‘likes’ on Facebook and companies’ pages), planted by shills, are on a rise on the internet.

What AreThe Best Faux Flowers & What Does It Take To Secure Them?

By now, you may have read some opinions and reviews online on real like flowers. They could have originated from brides, from florists who claim to ‘specialize’ in them and to really know them, shills on various online bridal forums for certain floral shops and from resellers to the public. But you may feel even more confused and still want your questions answered. After all, you want to have the finest fake flowers available to enhance your wedding, or a living, or a working space. You just want to make a right decision on how to proceed, minimizing a risk of wasting your money.

Perhaps we should start from defining the subject: What are real touch flowers? Let’s clarify that, in just two sentences:

Artificial real feel to the touch flowers pf bright colors in a bridal bouquet

For artificial flowers to be classified as of the ultimate highest, genuine grade 6/ real touch quality, they have to have not only real, natural feel to the touch (imitating that of the fresh cut flowers) but they have to be almost perfectly botanically correct in their smallest components. Because of their ultra realistic and lifelike appearance you will (and should) be uncertain if they are fresh cut or synthetic flowers, even looking at them in person and up-close.

The most informative anywhere material on the subject of contemporary artificial flowers, grouped in a series of short articles is available on this page. If you do not have time, or patience to read it all, focus just on the classication of all kinds of silk flowers manufactured today. Please note that the other information you find online on the subject may be often a peripheral rendition of the comprehensive content from there (first version published in 2005) and other pages on our website.

We try to keep good inventory and have to steadily keep replenishing it and supplementing it with new specimens of highest quality faux flowers. We ship completed arrangements’ orders all year round, except during two last weeks in December. As we never buy anything in quantities until we first see a product, we have done extensive travelling over the years. Therefore, sourcing and prospecting for new flowers is constant, costly and never really ending process.

But since the end of 2008 we cannot count on uninterrupted supply stream of many flower kinds, in selection and quality we had been accustomed to before and from the same as before channels of distribution. 2009 and 2010 were the years where not only tens od factories making excellent quality real/ fresh/ natural touch flowers irrevocably closed but many large wholesale operations on four continents went out of business. And the currently existing and new manufacturing enterprises  offer the replacement and/ or new flower products that are often inferior in appearance, material composition and quality. In addition, prices of artificial flowers in general doubled and tripled since 2007. Labor costs overseas have increased sharply and high energy prices have affected the outsourced production facilities. Do you know that energy counts for 40% of manufacturing costs? Although the supply situation improved somewhat in 2012 and 2013, production outputs for 2014 were just a bit more than half what they were in 2008. We do not have the data for 2015 yet.

Therefore, you can now understand that it would not make any business sense to us to part with what we need everyday in our work. Especially when the same flowers are not available all the time. We may get some kinds of them in limited quantities and do not see them until the next production run – even over a year later, or never again (if a certain factory closes).  Selling a few stems here and there and then worrying about the availability of certain flowers for commissioned arrangements’ orders would not be a good use of our time and company resources.

Artificial Real Touch Flowers – Our Insights On Availability, Quality, Design, Cost & DIY

We appreciate your admiration of the quality and variety of our genuine real (natural, fresh) touch and Floramatique® flowers in a vast range of our original Catalog and custom wedding floral designs. However, we do not sell our top quality artificial flowers by the stem, a dozen or in bulk and cannot provide them for DIY (do-it-yourself) projects and to other florists. Nor do we reveal information about sources of our supplies. This is our policy – no exceptions. We are a floral design studio, not a wholesaler, or a reseller.

This strong opening paragraph above has a reason. We were ‘besieged’ for years with phone calls and email inquiries in regards to where to get certain flowers, if we can sell them, etc.. Please keep in mind though that the thoughts and opinions presented on this page are solely ours and they may not reflect the ones of others.

We spent a great deal of time, effort and money on sourcing, research and travel in order to find the best man-made flowers and their reliable providers. So our databases are the company proprietary information. If you were in business, would you be ready and eager to reveal and share the information that has taken years to compile, verify and update? Just because someone (often a present, or a wannabe competitor) would ask?

On the other hand, it would not make much business sense to us if our designers diverted their precious time (from creating pieces of bridal floral art in high demand) to re-packing and dispatching boxes with single stems/ branches of flowers, greenery and accessories. But there are other important reasons why we cannot offer any ultra realistic flowers from our stock in bulk, or in any quantities, especially when certain kinds may be no longer available, or in short supply.

Virtues Of The High End Artificial Wedding Flowers

We are committed to offer you our wedding floral arrangements in a perfect balance of top quality flowers and materials, brilliant design and highest craftsmanship. We want you to feel confident that you have made the right buying decision and will get the florals of high end appearance and value.

Hibiscus Florals brand name has become a synonym for the highest, benchmark standards of quality and trend-setting designs of ‘silk’ wedding flowers. Such highly set and strictly followed parameters of our floral design studio’s modus operandi make our floral creations extremely rarely comparable to the ones from anywhere else.

We source and buy only the highest quality flowers, materials and accessories. It took us years to build the international network of selected suppliers, providing the best of the best of what is available in the category of real touch silk flowers. We have some of them readily accessible from our own, accumulated (and periodically replenished) stock but predominantly available from our reliable suppliers. However, there are still more choices for kinds and even more for colors for making traditional, silk flower wedding arrangements. Therefore, no local ‘fresh’ florist, occasionally doing some artificial floral pieces, nor a fairly new to the field/ aspiring ‘silk’ florist will be able to find and offer you even a fraction of the same and quality selection of authentic natural, fresh, true or soft touch flowers (commercial names under an umbrella term of real touch flowers) .

We had Floramatique® flowers (some of which we place within quality grade 6/ real touch) in our designs already in 2006, shortly after they appeared, as a new kind of permanent botanicals, manufactured differently than existing best faux flowers.
You owe it to yourself to expect more for your money when getting your wedding flowers. You can see clearly marked prices under each and every bridal floral arrangement in the category catalogs – you won’t have to guess what a price range is for our outstanding and proven designs of bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, hair flowers, or bridal flower arrangements in packages.
Our real feel, fake flowers for weddings are as beautiful as they are practical. You will never need water, fertilizers, refrigeration and sunlight to keep them fresh, yet they will always look as if made with live flowers. You may find that choosing silk flower wedding arrangements made with long lasting, botanically correct and accurate in details flowers may provide an eco-friendly solution on your big day. They leave no carbon footprint past the production process and transportation, unlike fresh cut flowers (that require a considerable energy input to maintain them alive all along). They are ideally suited for precious future heirlooms and lasting keepsakes for you, and your bridal party.
We ship all over the world. Join others who are already proud owners of artificial wedding flowers originating from our studio. They are in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other countries on all continents (except Antarctica).
We will be pleased to assist you to the best of our abilities. You will be served by the most experienced in the world online flower shop of the best quality artificial wedding flower arrangements.

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How To Shop On Our Website?

You can easily shop for various real touch flower arrangements in our store online using more than one search method. We already discussed above the left navigation bar, with the links to product categories, displayed under ‘Catalog’ heading. In addition, all categories are also accessible here. But you may actually find it easier to browse through the Gallery Of Thumbnail Pictures, where each of our Catalog items is linked directly to a corresponding product page.

Real touch flowers Catalog design of calla lilies bride’s wedding bouquet and groom’s boutonniere in perspective viewThe main category of full size real touch bouquets will allow you to look for and buy your elaborate bride’s bouquet, or a set for just you and the groom. In the section of smaller bouquets you will be able to select best designs of fake wedding bouquets for your maid of honor, bridesmaids, or even choose one for yourself, If you do not have much time to take care for your bridal florals, you may consider buying one of beautiful artificial bouquets of real touch roses.

You may also enhance your and the girls’ in your bridal party look with high end hair wedding flowers & bridal fascinators If you want to wear an even more sophisticated and distinguished headpiece on your big day, one of our couture birdcage veils with hair fascinators may provide a perfect fit.

Our other expertly hand crafted ultra realistic arrangements of artificial wedding flowers are represented in boutonnieres, couture corsages, flower girl accessories and cake flowers.

You may also choose to decorate your home, office, or a special event with our ‘everlasting’ and real like modern flower centerpieces.

Background & Origin Of Various Names For Real Touch Flowers
Artificial real touch flowers in arrangements up close at a summer wedding in Alberta, Canad. A bride kissing a groom who wears a boutonniere is extending her bridal bouquet towards a camera. The know-how and synthetic materials to create faux flowers of such degree of botanical accuracy did not exist in the past, twentieth century. You may have not seen before floral arrangements for weddings made with top professional quality of permanent botanicals. Finally, the technology has perfected the making of man-made flowers very close to 100% of accuracy and of the most life like look. And the texture of the materials is such that when you touch petals, leaves and stems, you have a sensation of touching fresh flowers.

Other variatons of the term real touch flowers started appearing online about the end of 2008. We actually put this core name mainstream and were using it on our website years before anyone else started doing so elsewhere. Now you can read about fresh, true, soft, natural touch flowers on other florists’ and resellers’ sites. But please keep in mind that they are just commercial names of the highest quality, real like artificial flowers. No naming guidelines and standards exist – any factory, or an importer can call them at will. Therefore, any comparisons of one ‘kind’ to the other are not only fully misplaced, but also highly confusing. Especially, when they originate from the online florists with a relatively short term and limited exposure to various types of synthetic flowers that have ever been manufactured. And if you read somewhere about ‘specialty flowers’, they are either the high quality, common, but better looking silks, or made of various materials, like velvet or satin and other artificials.

Would you like to know more about modern fake flowers? Would you like to learn in detail about the differences in appearance and quality among them? Would you like to find out why faux flowers made from just latex, or polyurethane are not authentic real touch flowers but their knockoffs ? Get the facts from the most educational, packed with reliable and with kept up-to-date material since 2005 – read all you need to know about artificial flowers.

Quality Artificial Wedding Flowers In Arrangements Of Genuine Real Touch Flowers

Are you looking for the best and most realistic artificial wedding flowers available online? You are about to discover them here! We will create them for you with authentic real touch flowers. We were the original pioneers of using them in highest quality wedding flower arrangements. These man-made flowers look real and feel real.There is no water in them though, so they are not moist and are much lighter then fresh ones.

Our website displayed full creations with them at the time when you could find on the Net only rather plain, and far from life like looking silk wedding flowers. So, if you decide to commission very experienced, seasoned florists of Hibiscus Florals, you will buy for your special day made to order, high end faux flower arrangements. You may actually not realize and not believe, when visiting our online shop for the first time that you look at images of designs made with synthetic flowers. That’s right: you will not see here any fresh ones. And all photographs show compositions handcrafted exclusively in our studio. Pages of this site are ‘loaded’ with our customers’ large pictures of ‘flowers in action’ taken during their weddings. Real touch artificial wedding flowers in arrangements of bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere with a couple in the tropics of Turks & Caicos

Please note that some people may still call a broad range of fake bridal flowers, vastly ranging in quality: silk wedding flowers. Most commonly however, this last term invokes and suggests bridal florals that usually cheap and not of the best quality. The name is still deeply entrenched, though. And it may take a few more years to fade away (despite our earlier hopes). We therefore still sometimes use it, as well, but referring to artificial wedding flowers in general.

We divided our original and unique standard designs of fake flowers for weddings into separate product categories. They are clickable, or ‘tappable’ from the left menu. Each of the categories’ pages has its own online Catalog of linked individual items. If you like them as they are, you can purchase any of them directly, using our shopping cart system.

But we are very often commissioned to work on customized and custom artificial wedding flower arrangements. Furthermore, some of items we chose for our categories’ online Catalogs were originally first designed and made to order in our floral design studio as custom made pieces. If you want us to create these ‘perfect’ bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and other items of real like flowers just for you, in line with your own, individual style, please contact us. You will have them professionally designed and hand crafted in our shop. We will create them for you with the highest quality fake flowers that will be not only almost perfectly botanically correct in their smallest details and look extremely realistic, but will have a closely replicated real feel to the touch.