(Closed) alternative bouquets

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Did u look on Etsy? I saw the most gorgeous brooch bouquets on there! Omg! BUT…they were like $200,300+. LOL

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@scottie:  im not doing this for my wedding, but i have been in love with the brooch idea instead of flowers

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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Newbee

I just bought flowers made from music sheets on etsy, when they come in I’ll make a post about them (;

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
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Newbee

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m doing mine out out of paper flowers.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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…

 

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