Post # 1
ok bees, have a confession to make…I care about flowers. there, I said it!
I’ve seen (on pinterest) a few ‘alternative’ bouquets which have been made from buttons, broaches & paper. I was wondering has anyone had this instead of flowers, did you DIY or did you order and, of course, pics!! 🙂
Post # 3
Did u look on Etsy? I saw the most gorgeous brooch bouquets on there! Omg! BUT…they were like $200,300+. LOL
Post # 4
I’m thinking you meant to say you DON’T care about flowers LOL which is totally fine! I think they are overpriced things that die in a few days… although they do look pretty in pictures. It’s a catch 22….
I’m doing a brooch bouquet for mine, DIY. I have brooches from my grandmothers, my mom, and some new ones I bought to tie it all together.
I’ve also seen tutorials on how to make paper flowers that you can make into a bouquet.
Alternatives I love: pinwheels OR lanterns!
Post # 5
@scottie: im not doing this for my wedding, but i have been in love with the brooch idea instead of flowers
Post # 6
i had brooch bouquets with silk hand made flowers. They were DIY. This pic is before they were wrapped – I’m waiting on the pro pics.
Post # 7
I just bought flowers made from music sheets on etsy, when they come in I’ll make a post about them (;
Post # 8
@Lia22- did you make those bouquets? If so, how did you get them to have such great shape (what is the structure under the flowers/brooches)?
Post # 9
My friend and I made a paper flower bouquet for her wedding. It turned out a little big because of the styrofoam ball we used inside was a little too big. It’s made up mainly of magazine pages and some origami paper. she did boutineers too.
Post # 10
I have seen lots of bees here lately with bouquets out of PAPER….yes paper and they look fabulous!
This isn’t mine but this is an example of a bouquet made of paper flowers!
Post # 11
@jlpang: Yes, they’re handmade – they are all on their own wires, so they look like they are each one flower. Then you put them together one at a time like you’re making a flower bouquet, and wrap them securely.
Post # 12
I’m doing mine out out of paper flowers.
Post # 13
I found a slew of DIY w/ fabric since the etsy ones are so pricey (but lovely) and will be experimenting w/ flowers soon. The experiment I figured will cost $20 in supplies for my bouquet to give it a go and $50 for the fancy detail real one. My idea is similar to lia22 above me.
The paper ones make me nervous it might rain, or not making it the 9 hr drive to the location for out elopement.
Post # 14
i personally didn’t want to spend a butt load of money on them so i did silks. I am not a huge fan of how the alternative bouquets look in pro pics, so i knew i wanted the traditional flower look. I managed to do all of my 5 bridesmaids bouquets, my bouquet, and 8 bouts for about $350. The bouquet i wanted would have almost been that on its own…