(Closed) Bouquet…Real or Brooch?

posted 7 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Elopement bouquet....real vs. DIY brooch bouquet?

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  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @BluButterfly:  I am doing a combo bouquet. I am adding about 15 brooches, that I made into stems already, to a fresh flower bouquet. As for taking it on the plane, put them in a sturdy shoe box.

    (I did not read all the comments above, so forgive me if I am restating anything that’s already been said.) 

    Here are my brooches, not yet in a bouquet. 

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @BluButterfly:  I originally wanted peonies, but they won’t be available in March. I’m probably going with a mix of garden roses and hydrangeas. Probably in ivory or pale pink. 

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I chose other. I went with a flower bouquet from Elite Paperie on Etsy

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElitePaperie?section_id=12999412

    She makes GORGEOUS paper flowers and they’re fairly budget friendly (way cheaper than real flowers). The great thing is that she’ll do whatever colors you want and sends you in progress shots. She’ll easily change something if you don’t like it. Here’s a picture of my bouquet that she did. 

    (Sorry if the pic is huge) As for traveling on an airplane, I had my bouquet wrapped in tissue paper and bubble wrap and just carried it in a large “personal” tote along with my purse and a few other items. It’s pretty study and I didn’t have to worry about the weight or anything pointy being an issue since it’s just wire, ribbon, and paper.

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Taghkanic State Park

    I’m sure you could bring the brooch boquet on the plane as long as it’s not in your carry-on, it would just have to be checked in your luggage that goes in cargo. If you build it sturdy enough and pack it carefully in your suitcase it should be fine. I’d bring a glue gun or something too just in case though!

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @tehlilone:  That’s really great eye candy.

     

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    @BluButterfly:  I’m having a similar problem.  I love making things, and in fact am working on a line of hair flowers that I make.  I also love real flowers.  I think I’m going to make my bouquet (I have so much trouble spelling that word) and figure out how to do a mix for the actual wedding.  Do what makes you happy though, and also what causes you the least stress.  That’s what I keep doing when I get and idea or love something, I ask myself, “am I going to enjoy working on this or is it something I’m going to get stressed out about.”

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I had a brooch bouquet, it was heavy but nothing ridiculous. You don’t carry it all day either. I wouldn’t let that put you off. My bouquet was a huge feature of the wedding. Everybody wanted to hold it and have a look at it. You just don’t get that with normal flower bouquets. Here is it…… I also had a watch face wired into it so I could tell the time. 

    Post # 27
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    @BluButterfly:  I love brooch bouquets, I’m glad you’ve decided to go with that and have it shipped!

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    @Michellejane:  I love your bouquet, especially the time piece, lovely!

     

    Not to be off topic, but if you have a brooch bouquet, do you just not have a bouquet toss? Cause that could knock someone out.

     

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    ooops this was really old and I already replied!

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