Post # 1
First are they any less expensive than just getting regular flowers from a florist? It seems like broaches cost about $4 per piece plus shipping if necessary and you need about 50 of them. And for the submerged flowers it seems like they are using about as many flowers as would be used in a regular medium sized floral arrangement. I might be wrong about this I posted my favorite pic of submerged flowers below for a referance. Plus you have to buy the vases.
Second question how hard are they to do and get to look like they have been professionally done?
Post # 3
http://www.fabulousbrooch.com < – great website
ETA: You’re right about the brooches costing a pretty penny. Of course it doesn’t include S&H, but I think it’s more personal to spend the money on the brooches. I’m very excited to make mine and pass it down to my future daughter(in-law).
You may also have luck finding brooch lots on ebay. Good luck though if this is the route you’re going!
Post # 4
I’m going to try to do a brooch bouquet too. To cut costs I was making some cream colored silk ribbon roses. This is probably a good time a year to check garage sales, flea markets, and the salvation army for brooches. Its hard to find nice ones of a decent size for a low price.
Post # 5
Yes, I forgot to mention that a lot of people use fillers to make up for some of the empty space as well. I will personally be using pearls that I bought at Michael’s.
Post # 6
@DesireeAnne: Thanks for mentioning the fillers that is a good idea and I bet it would make the bouquet a lot liter weight too.