Post # 1
Okay…I started this for brides like me with questions on Brooch Bouquets!
I am not a flower type of girl, so after reading about Brooch Bouquets Im in LOVE! Help me figure some stuff out…
Bride gets Brooch Bouquet, what about bridesmaids? Flower girl? MOB? MOG? Groomsmen? Where are you getting most of them at? Do you have any DIY websites to help put them together? Pictures of yours and the HONEST truth is it hard to do? Thanks!
OH and with a quick look into grandma’s jewerly box this is what I found! Might have started getting some inspration!
Post # 3
@peaches4bruce: Your grandmother has beautiful brooches. Very neat. I’ve confiscated some of my grandmother’s as well. Unfortunately, they gave away my great grandmother’s brooches when she passed away. 🙁
As I mentioned in another post, my BM’s will have be carrying a clutch with a brooch. No flower girl for me. I’m still decided on the mothers. I think I will just buy them a special brooch each to wear.
Post # 4
I’ve also learned that you can use earrings as well. If they’re big enough, of course. But I’ve come across some nice earrings that would look great in a bouquet.
Also, don’t forget that you’ll want to add things to take up the space of tiny openings. I plan to use pearls.
Post # 5
There are some tutorial sites about making brooch bouts or corsages. I don’t have any bridesmaids, so I didn’t worry about it, but I thought it would be fun to make some small fabric flower bouquets or bouts. I’m making my own hair flower/veil, so I’m making matching(less elaborate) fabric flower brooches for my mom and his. What about something like that?
I love you brooches. You should be able to find lots that match those. I love carnival glass!
Post # 6
I made my brooch bouquet. It wasn’t hard to do. It was definitely time consuming though! The worst part is attaching the brooches to the floral wire…it makes your finger tips very sore!
I collected my brooches from a local flea market…I found some GREAT deals! I also found some at antique stores…they usually have a discount tray or area where you can find brooches for $10 or less. I also ordered some from Etsy and I got a few from my grandma.
I found a few different DIY sites that helped me.
I didn’t use pipe cleaners on mine…only floral wire, hot glue, and floral tape. I used both 18 and 22 guage wire, believe. I didn’t use the tube thing for the handle either.
Hope this helps!
Here are pictures of mine!
Post # 7
Oops…I forgot to include my bridesmaid info. My bridesmaids will be carring cute little clutches! My guys aren’t wearing suits so bouts weren’t needed!
Post # 8
@peaches4bruce: I’ve saved about 40ish brooches, I think I’ll start trying to construct mine when I’ve got about 70. I have considered doing some sort of (fake) hydrangea arrangement for our bridesmaids and incorporating 3 or 4 brooches into it for a little sparkle. Or doing like @DesireeAnne: and have them carry a clutch with a brooch. Since we’re doing a peacock theme, I think I will make our groomsmen some feather bouts. No flower girl, unless our friends have a baby girl in May, then maybe a cute flower headband on her with a brooch in the center *she’ll be less than 1 at the wedding (if it’s a girl) so she’ll be a wagon-baby :-)*
Post # 9
i made my brooch bouquet and it took about 2 weeks? and baout 45 pins, i used vintage buttons as fillers.
For my bridesmaids i made mini bouquets out of flowers made of buttons.
for the MOB and MOG and grandma’s i’m gonna give them each one pretty and big enamel flower pin instead of a corsage. for the groomsmen and FOB i’ll prob make little button flowers or felt flowers.
here’s some pics of my bouquet and my bridesmaid’s
🙂 good luck!
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These bouquets are so pretty! Definitely inspiring!