(Closed) Brooch Bouquets: (insert positive adjective ) or (insert negative adjective)

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How do you feel about brooch bouquets?
    They're (insert negative adjective here) : (58 votes)
    30 %
    They're alright : (53 votes)
    28 %
    They're (insert positive adjective here) : (80 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    12953 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Personally, I don’t like brooch bouquets.  They aren’t my style at all.  I’d rather have fresh flowers anyday.

    That being said, some bees are incredibly crafty and have some gorgeous brooch bouquets.  They don’t change my mind for my wedding, but to each her own!

    Post # 4
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    8461 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @BridieBea:  I think that they can be pretty, but they’re just not for me (too sparkly/glitzy).  I’m having a spring wedding, so I think it’d be silly to not have flowers.  I think that heirloom pieces in a brooch bouquet is really meaningful though.

    Post # 5
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    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Brooch bouquets are actually not that common. People who dont regulaly browse Pinterest or the Bee would never know that such a thing exists. In the 20+ weddings I have attending in the past 3 years, exactlly 0 of them have had an alternative bouquet.

    I am doing a brooch bouquet for my wedding and i absolutely love it! I put a lot of love in to in and many of the pieces mean something to me. I can’t rationalize spending $100+ on flowers that get tossed out at the end of the night. Brooch bouquets are not for everyone but i think they are absolutely fabulous! 

    Post # 6
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    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Not for me, but I think they’re pretty cool!

    Post # 7
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    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    They can be really well done. Sometimes they’re not. It depends!

    Post # 8
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    4960 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t think this poll is appropriate as there are brides on the bee who are, or who have had brooch bouqets. 

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Calling them tacky is a little harsh to those who have or will be having a brooch boquet :/

    Post # 12
    Member
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    I am indifferent, though personally I would not do one. Using tacky is a little offensive to brides who are using them….this will likely not end well.

    Post # 13
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    4960 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BridieBea:  it’s rude to call someone’s planning choices “tacky” and I think it violates the user agreement for the site technically. 

    Please do not post threads or comments for the sole purpose of criticizing, mocking, or otherwise disparaging others’ wedding, waiting, or nesting choices.”

    Post # 15
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    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @BridieBea:  Being on a budget, I got a little creative 🙂 I use 50% coupouns at Micheals and got a few from there (about $2-$3 each). I picked up a bunch of big pearl and rhinestone hair accessries from Dollarama. I also picked up various custom jewelerry from a bunch of different shops. I was also gifted a couple by friends/family. I paid between $0.25 – $4 per “brooch”. They all follow my colour theme of gold, silver, and white. I was very picky in what I used because I wanted it to look like it was good quality. Im not completely done, but so far Ive spent about $40 or so.

    Post # 16
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    4960 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BridieBea:  replacing “tacky” with “negative adjective” in your poll is not really better. I’m just saying, I don’t think it’s very tactful to other brides to offer up a platform to call them tacky, or any other negative adjective for that matter. Even if you’re not disparaging anyone directly, you’re opening the door for it. 

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