Post # 1
So I’m not a huge fan of flowers and found this brooch bouquet on Etsy that I love. The seller quoted me $350 to make one for me or I can rent one for $100. Compared to what brides pay for actual flower bouquets do you think it’s worth it? Thanks in advance ladies 🙂
Post # 2
my favorite thing is a floral bouquet with brooch or rhinestone accents. My friend is assembling a silk flower bouquet for me, which i will decorate with rhinestones. it will cost wayyyy less than $100, wont be as heavy, and i can still keep it forever. plus the sparkle will make it way better than just plain flowers 🙂
Post # 3
$100 is totally reasonable as far as bridal bouquets go. If you only want it because you’re not a big fan of flowers, rent it, just make sure you know exactly what you’re renting. Then again my floral bouquet was nice but not perfect and cost about that much. If you want to keep it forever, $350 is a splurge, but do what makes you happy.
Post # 4
Maybe buy yours and rent the bms. I wanted brooch bouquets, but they were way too expensive for our budget. So it depends what your budget is. We’re getting sola flower bouquets, I love the idea of being able to keep it afterwards, what a great keepsake!
Post # 5
I am making mine. I went to thrift stores and flea markets to find a ton of brooches. I spent about $150 on about 125-150 brooches, necklaces, and earrings. I am putting the most brooches on mine with a few on my 5 bridesmaids and 2 flower girl pomanders and then one on each corsage and bout. I’m making ribbon roses for the bouquets and sticking the brooches in between. It is looking so nice so far! I will be posting a thread when I get one done!
Post # 6
livingdeadbride87: $350 to buy is pretty reasonable once you account in the fact that you’ll have it forever! Sure, you won’t be using it all the time, but it can be something to hand down to your daughters or granddaughters in their own weddings. It beats buying a floral bouquet that gets tossed at the end.
Post # 7
livingdeadbride87: I lovvveee brooch bouquets! I think it’s really a piece of jewelry and flowers combined. To me it’s worth buying because it’s still going to be beautiful in 100 years and it’s going to be a tangible item from your wedding that you could put on display in your house. Do it!