(Closed) Brooches for wedding cake/bouquet

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Antique shops, Goodwills, Salvation Army, Family Heirlooms! =]

Post # 4
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

ebay and craigslist ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ditto the PPs, and also ask around to family and friends. I think one bee mentioned her grandma’s church ladies started collecting some for her ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

On Etsy they have people that will make them for you for a lot cheaper if you have your brooches but they also have premade ones that are as low as $250 (a lot cheaper than $800).  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m making my own.

Here’s what I’ve done to gather brooches/jewellery:

–  posting in personal section on work website

–  posters at my work, my mom’s work and at the club I belong to

–  scoping estate sales

–  relatives

–  garage sales

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@lindsaybrooke24:

I’m not sure how many brooches I have in total but I’m also using a variety of other jewellery.  I’m going to be assembling my bouquets this week-end so I can give you an idea afterwards.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Oxon Hill Manor

I second that! Ebay and craigslist are good places to look, but even better are local goodwills and thirft stores, and yard sales! One person’s trash is another person’s treasure ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Depending on how far in advance you plan to collect the brooches, consider asking guests of your bridal shower to include a brooch with their gifts instead of a bow! Your bridesmaids could spread the word, and who doesn’t love free?

Post # 15
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

so…..I made my bouquets this week-end and I totally changed my plans.  I was using some red hydrangeas and was planning on covering them completely with brooches but as I was putting it together I realized that I wanted a lot of the flowers to show through.  I ended up have about 20-30 brooches on each bouquet and about 30 smaller pieces like earnings on them.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I got mine on ebay, Swarovski brooches for really crazy prices, $20-ish.

I got a small oval, also Swarovski for $9.99 to be used on my wedding cake.

I went bonkers with the Swarovski on ebay, I also ordered the crystals on stems to put in my bouquet for super cheap.

Ebay, ebay, ebay.  They have great Swarovski stuff from a number of top rated sellers for very little $.

All of it was beautiful, in fact my Mother-In-Law ended up wearing the bouquet brooch home as a gift.

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