Post # 1
I just spent well over $150 to create my own brooch bouquet and I am very disappointed in how it came out. Its not awful but I feel as though it should look a little better than it does. I ordered some silk roses from China but they have yet to arrived. Any suggestions on what I can do to make this bouquet pop a little more? Its also lopsided but that’s the least of my troubles right now.
Post # 3
I think it looks great! And if you ordered some better looking flowers then I assume you were always planning for this to be your ‘trial run’? If so then don’t be discouraged! It took me multiple tries to make my own diy bouquet. I think if the brooches were a bit more layerd or if there were some more colors it would give it a bit more depth. Other than that I think you did a great job!
Post # 4
I’m sorry you’re disappointed in it — I think it’s lovely!
Post # 5
I think it came out pretty.
Post # 6
@1blingedoutbride: I think you need more brooches – or something to cover up those blank areas.
Post # 7
@1blingedoutbride: I think it looks good.
Post # 8
WHAT?! that looks AMAZING! congratulations on doing such a great job. I don’t think you can ever have “too much bling” so you could always add more to make it look even more full. But even as is – it looks fantastic
Post # 9
I think you should take out the crystals/pearls sprays (not sure exactly what to call them)…top picture, light purple crystals on the left, second picture, pearl spray in the middle…to make it more cohesive. Honestly other than that, I like it!
Post # 10
I think it looks lovely! Maybe to make it pop a little more you can wrap the styrofoam (or whatever the base is) in fabric the same color as the lighter flower you have on there. I think that would help the brooches stand out more.
Post # 11
Don’t beat yourself up. Brooch bouquets are notoriously tricky to get right and I have at least two friends who spent lots of time and money only to abandon the job.
Having said this, your bouquet looks good. It just needs more brooches to cover the blank areas.
Post # 12
It’s not a disaster! The only thing that really throws it off are the colors. You’ve got majority white and off white, and then what appear to be random pops of lavender and dark purple, so it’s a little jarring. You’ve got options here. Either add more color throughout so it’s more cohesive, or pull the dark purple and add more lavender. Either way, that’ll help a lot!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I think you just need more brooches. There’s rhinestones and crystals that are on long floral wire stems that would make really good fillers. It doesn’t look completely horrible though! Don’t worry. I’d also get some lace or something to cover the plastic funnel looking holder thing, but otherwise I think it will turn out just fine. It’s way better than some DIY disasters I’ve seen on here (and I wouldn’t even go as far to say that it’s bad!) It just needs a bit more bling 🙂
Post # 14
I looked at your pictures before I read and thought you were kidding at first. I think it’s super gorgeous! Maybe throwing in some color here and there though will help you get what you are looking for!
Post # 15
@1blingedoutbride: Have you considered maybe looking for brooch bouquets on Etsy? There are some gorgeous ones for $75. The upside of going with Etsy is that you could get something that meets your expectations/vision for a reasonable price, and you can use your time/energy to focus on something else.
Post # 16
@1blingedoutbride: Is there something specific you don’t like? I think it looks amazing.
The only thing that I noticed is that you can see the plastic cone? , but that’s just more of a personal preference.