(Closed) Brooch Bouquet

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@crh1729:  I haven’t gotten mine assembled yet, but it’s going to end up being a LOT more expensive than if I had gone with flowers.  Even if you get all your brooches for $5 or less each, you need about fifty to sixty, so that’s about $250 right there.  Then you add in the wire, fabric for the outside, etc.  It’s expensive…  But definitely awesome.

 

Which one are you looking at?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

That bouquet is beautiful. 🙂 I had gerbera Daisies and I spent about 30ish on my bouquet, but I also made my bouquets.

I think it just depends on the importance of your bouquet. For me I spent more on pictures and on gifts for my attendants and invitations, so flowers weren’t my hugest concern.

But like I said. That bouquet is completely gorgeous!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

That bouquet is gorgeous!  It looks like it has a lot fewer brooches and a lot more fabric flowers in the bottom, so you could probably make it for significantly less than what I quoted.  I say you should go for it if, like HisMrs.B said, the bouquet is what’s important to you!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My mom and I were looking at Brooch Bouquets on Etsy yesterday and comparing notes….most of these vendors use majority of silk florals in their bouquets and then add the brooches to them. If I am going to spend $250-$400, it better be HEAVY and FULL of brooches, not majority $1 or $2 silk florals! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i used 60 brooches ,  each costing approx  £2-3 each,  so approx  £150 with all the extras,  like wires and ribbon,  and a few silk flowers for the edges…….it was quite expensive i suppose but i have seen floral bouquets cost this much and i get to keep it.  it was my only extravangance,  everything else i have saved money on…

But you CAN  save money if you ask friends and family members to contribute them as a gift.  beg, steal,  and borrow………and Ebay! 

Post # 11
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Newbee

I started collecting brooches awhile ago.  My girlfriends love it because it’s an easy birthday present haha.  That’s probably how I’ve gotten most of mine, is from friends as gifts on different occassions.  That being said I goodwill and thrift store it up!  Ebay you can find some every once in awhile, but most of the time it seems you’re going to pay an arm in shipping, so totally not worth it.  Garage sales and thrift stores are where it’s at!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@crh1729:  I recommend eBay, honestly.  I got a ton of mine for $5.00 or less, even including shipping.  You just have to be aware of the shipping cost before you buy.  Some of the vendors are willing to work with you on the shipping costs, too, if you buy several pieces from them.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@crh1729: If you wanted to make a bouquet like that I don’t think it would be as expensive as other brooch bouquets since it looks like the majority of it is made of ribbon roses. Fabric to make roses like that wouldn’t be too costly if you can find it on sale. I bought enough silk to make all 8 of my BM’s bouquets for $50. We’re cutting the silk into strips and then folding the strips in half. Then we are sewing the edge of the strip and turning it inside out to make a ribbon tube for fuller flowers. You can find a lot of ribbon rose tutorials online. They are really easy. If you do that and add some bouquet fillers I think It would look really pretty. 

Good luck on finding brooches! Have you tried any local Salvation Army shops to see what you can find? I know some sell jewelry and depending on the area they are in you can find some interesting jewelry.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also i might add,  on Ebay,  if you search for  ”brooch lots’  you will find people selling lots of 15-20+   brooches at a time,  and this saves time and money on p/p

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got a lot of mine at Hobby Lobby in the charm department. they are always 50% off. and I bought the pins seperately, and super glued them on. I paid an average of 2.50 to 5.00 per brooch. I also used clip on earrings, and those big gawdy rings. I got 12 big flower rings, for 1.50 each at a fleamarket! I haven’t assembled it yet, but oh so much fun to get new brooches. Here is my latest one I got at hobby lobby for 2.50 (one of my top favorties!!)

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