(Closed) Bouquet…Real or Brooch?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Elopement bouquet....real vs. DIY brooch bouquet?
    DIY brooch bouquet be fly with it : (18 votes)
    31 %
    DIY brooch bouquet and ship it : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Order at destination : (31 votes)
    53 %
    Other ( list suggestions) : (7 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted other! I struggled (am struggling) with this as well, and am *pretty* sure I’ll be picking up flowers at a local farmer’s market (San Fran has a huge one!) and tying them together into a bouquet that morning, sticking my heirloom pieces in, and calling it a day!

     The other option I considered is a paper flower bouquet with several DIY techniques, but of course, it will take up time, and unless you are an artist, might not be worth it.

    Also, your brooch bouquet will NOT be allowed on the plane; it will have to be in your checked luggage (and god- what if it breaks!?) That would be too much stress for me!

    Post # 5
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    2749 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Oh crap. I voted before I saw the replies and saw that you wouldn’t be allowed to bring the brooch bouquet on the plane. ([email protected]?? Rules are getting too crazy.) I love the idea of going to the farmers market. I actually did this for my first wedding, and while it made for a hectic morning, I ended up with a gorgeous, fresh bouquet. Good luck!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @BluButterfly:  i could not choose between the 2 fresh or brooch there so beautiful i love fresh flowers and i also love the bling and vintage look of the brooch bouquet so im doing both ; ) i bought 12 brooches on Ebay and the florist is going to add them to my bouquet. i hope it will look beautiful!

    Post # 8
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    2749 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @BluButterfly:  Would you be willing to ship it to your hotel ahead of time? That way you could use your family pieces and make it that much more special. It shouldn’t cost too much to ship since you said you don’t want/need it to be huge. If not, do you already have someone lined up in the area from whom you could order it? I suppose you could order it from anyone and have it shipped to your hotel. I’ve had something quite valuable and heavy (my saxophone) sent to a hotel before, and it worked out quite well. Just make sure you let them know ahead of time that you’re expecting something important. 

    Post # 10
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    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @BluButterfly:  

     

    I went with real flowers.  The onsight elopement planner asked for some photos.  So I also did not see it until 1 hour before my wedding.  I sent these photos as my inspiration:

    And I ended up with this for my wedding day:

    I was very happy with it!

    I kept the bouquet and now it’s sitting in a vase on my nightstand.  I cannot believe it dried so nicely even after hauling it around in the car for 6 days and 1500 miles!

    Do you have enough brooches to make a lovely bouquet or would you have to find more to fill it up more?  Are brooches your style?  I’m going to guess the airline would not allow it due to all the pins!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BluButterfly:  Also I have heard holding a Brooch Bouquet is so heavy. It’s the only reason I decided not to do one.

    Post # 13
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    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @BluButterfly:  Best of both worlds sounds perfect! 

    Post # 14
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Real…

    Post # 15
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    2747 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We got a complimentary bouquet with our package and I BROUGHT little brooches to spread around my bouquet once I got there!

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