(Closed) How early is too early to start making your brooch bouquet?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I don’t think it’s ever too early to start a huge project like that

Post # 4
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

Hey I would start asap. I started my button bouquets a few weeks after becoming engaged. I was, however, unemployed with nothing else to keep me busy. My brooch bouquets (mine and 3 BMS) plus 10x buttonholes for the men and 100 mini ones for the guests took me about 200 hours…so it does take a long time. Though brooces are bigger than buttons so maybe not as long? Good thing about it is you can do it, wrap it up and forget about ti! 🙂

Post # 5
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Never too early to start a big project. The closer you get to your wedding date, the happier you will be that this is ticked off on your list.

Post # 6
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The sooner the better!! Those things are hard to put together, and you always need more than you think, or so I’ve heard.

Post # 7
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think the early the better. That way, you aren’t settling for brooches that you don’t lovel. If you wait too late, then you may be forced to just buy some brooches for the sake of filling in gaps in your bouquet. Plus, depending on where you are sourcing them and whether you want legit vintage brooches or not, it can get pricey and it would be helpful to space out the purchases.

Post # 8
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would start ASAP. You will need time to hit up different shop/shop online ( if you already dont have them) and shop for the supplies. Plus you will have some trial and error. I’m excited to see how it comes out!

Post # 9
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Baltimore. MD.

I wish i could make my own brooch bouquet

Post # 10
15 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

agree — do it as soon as you are able to! i am doing with fabric pomanders…they sure do take a lot of time and now is when i have time (9 more mths until my dec wedding) and i do NOT want to be working on these in december!  it will be tough to hide the project though if you don’t have a “dont enter this room” space haha.


care to share what happened with the vendor? i just can’t see how much of a nightmare it would be unless they just took your money and never delivered it.

Post # 11
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Now!  I’m just doing a few brooch stems to add into my flower bouquet, and it takes awhile!  And it’s fun to just get working on something so you don’t have it to do later!

Post # 12
899 posts
Busy bee

I would start now. I’m getting married in December and I’ve been collecting brooches and wiring them as I go so when I have enough it (hopefully) won’t take all day to put together.

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