(Closed) brooch bouquet

posted 6 years ago in United Kingdom
  • poll: brooch bouquet?
    yeah cool idea go for it : (49 votes)
    74 %
    no dont like it : (2 votes)
    3 %
    maybe a mixture of both : (15 votes)
    23 %
    what is a brooch bouquet : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @trinity_542:  I am American. I haven’t been to a wedding where they have had one, but I think they are beautiful, and you’ll be able to keep them forever/pass them down to your children (if you choose to have children, of course!). I don’t think many people in the US have heard of them (I’m sure my mother hasn’t and I think she’d have a fit that it’s not “traditional” but whatever), either.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am American but I have been stalking brooch bouquet posts. They arent super well known here either. I see lots of pictures and posts but have yet to go to a wedding where the bride carried a brooch bouquet. I have decided to carry a brooch bouquet that is mostly clear rhinestones, pearls and silver. I collected a little over 70 of all different shapes and sizes. Its amazing how many you need for the thing! We asked friends and family to gift them at showers, etc so that really helped my collection. Below is my brooch bouquet inspiration picture.

    Vintage Brooch Bouquet in silver and soft gold with lots of rhinestones and a dragonfly accent

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m an American as well and they’re not that popular here (at least in my circle). That’s partially why I’m doing one for my bridal bouquet. That being said, I’m only doing about 5-7 brooches (with similar looks/feel/stones/crystals) mixed into my mixed bloom bouquet. An advantage to mixing them is that it will be cheaper than doing all brooches presumably and you can make your bouquet a lot bigger since all-brooch brooch bouquets tend to be very heavy. I’m only buying mine from vintage/antique stores and trying to keep below $25 USD each. I saw a lot of gorgeous brooches but those were all like $75-90 USD! Yikes! I think if you buy non-vintage brooches from department stores or ebay, it is quite a bit cheaper at maybe $5 USD each?

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I love the idea, but am totally biased. Im making my own felt and button bouquet, which actually has a few brooches and even rings and earrings on for added sparkle! Once you start looking you will see theres a few variations on the idea, buttons, brooches, ribbons etc. Are you going to make your own? If so, Ebay is a great place to start! Also I got a few bits from the high street – debenhams, new look etc when they were having sales.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    I am a UK bride and after seeing them on here – I knew I had to have one! Oddly enough, the company making mine are in Ireland! PM me if you want the details.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    You could start the trend where you are! Smile

    Post # 9
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Another UK bride here who thinks they’re awesome! I am looking at a non-floral bouquet, too, and I love them.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m also in America. I’ve seen plenty of them on pinterest, but I’ve never even heard talk about them in real life, let alone seen anyone carry one. I’ve decided I’m going to carry one. I already have about 60. I’m really excited to see it once I finish making it.

    This webiste is a great tutorial, but it also has a couple variations at the bottom. If you don’t like 100% brooches, there are a couple nice alternatives too.

    Post # 13
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @trinity_542:  I’m also from northern ireland. I can recommend a fantastic lady in ballymena that is really reasonable, saves you having to collect all the pieces and make it yourself. I’m using her for my bouquet, she also does fresh flowalso if you need a florist for bridesmaids / venue etc? If you want her details drop me a quick email to [email protected] and I will mail you any info 😉 

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have a friend who loved the look but didn’t want hers to be made entirely of brooches, so she incorporated some that she inherited from her grandmother into her flowers. They’ve gotten really popular, so if it’s something you’re looking at, I’d look at websites like Ebay, Etsy and in junk shops/vintage stores/thrift shops and start collecting when you see a good price on them. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’m American as well, I got most of my pins/rings/etc. around the Dec/Jan sales last year. Tons of metallic/sparkly items are sold in the states at that time for the holidays, I bought my wedding jewelry and reception shoes also then. I also got a nice selection at thrift stores too.

    Originally I tried to DIY the bouquet but got frustrated and sent it to a vendor on Etsy (Naoki) and she did an amazing job with it. Basically I sent her the flowers/brooches that I already purchased and wired myself with the extras I had and she reworked the whole thing. I probably saved a few hundred dollars taking that route and it’s very personal and unique (I have my late mother’s jewelry incorporated into it for example). It basically established the decor for my wedding and everyone who has seen it so far is just floored – it is a gorgeous keepsake that I can keep forever…

    This is not mine, but this is close to how it is constructed –

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Button:  Hi,

    could you please send me link of the company making your brooch bouqet? my wedding is next august and im in lovewith those too

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