Post # 1
Ladies I can’t decide if I want to make a brooch bouquet or have a live flower bouquet. I am only having one Bridesmaid or Best Man and she is carrying a babys breathe bouquet.
Has anyone made a brooch bouquet? How much did it cost once in the end? Where did you get your brooches? Was it a pain to make and put together?
Post # 3
I will be going with a combo of a brooch/sola flower bouquet for me and all my girls. It will cost me about $40 for mine and $25ish for my girls. I bought a lot of red/clear brooches on ebay the other day (19 total) for $17.53 with shipping. It was an easy choice after i priced out bouquets and a few different flowers places and i was quoted over $500 for something so simple! Search around on pinterest!
Post # 4
I’m making a brooch bouquet but if I could have afforded it I would have done real flowers.
As for the brooches I’ve been wiring them, (giving them stems) as I’ve received them.
At our mall we have a store called Glitter, it’s a dollar store for accesories. I bought about 25 small brooches there. I found others at department store for 3-5 dollars that are much bigger. And my grandma, the crazy garage sale lady has a whole box of things to give me.
I’m also thinking about asking people to each bring a brooch to my bridal shower.
I’m thinking it will only cost me about $75 or less.
Also- I’m the artsy type, I was in school for art and recently changed so I’ve needed some relief of artistic tension! I’ve been enjoying making it.
Post # 5
I think it depends what your dress looks like. I wanted to do a brooch bouquet, but my dress has a lot of beading on the top and I think a brooch bouquet would take away from my dress.
Post # 6
My setting is on a beach in Hawaii…too natural to have a brooch bouquet. I think they work well for very formal and/or church weddings.