Post # 1
Ok first question are they actually any cheaper than just having the florist do them? Form what I understand each broach costs on average $4 plus shipping if necessary. For the submerged flowers it looks like they use just as many flowers as they would in a regular medium sized floral arrangement but I could be wrong I posted a pic below I couldn’t really count the flowers though. Plus you have to buy the vases.
And the second question, how hard are they to make and get to look nice like a really professional look?
Post # 4
Broach are definitely not cheaper than real flower ones, broaches can get very pricy! But for most girls who have them that is their vision and they’re willing to spend a bit extra on it. Submerged centerpieces really depend on the flowers you’re using, but I’d talk it over with a florist.
Post # 5
hmmm i did submerged flowers for my centerpieces… cept they were silk… but you really couldnt tell… i got the cylinder vases and flowers and clear marbles from michaels and i did them pretty cheap… i think the cylinders where 2-3 dollars a piece and i accumulated them over a year…. and the flowers were 6.99 a branch and each branch had 8-9 flower pieces (like smaller branch) that i used in the vases so i only needed 2 branches 🙂 and i forget how much the stones were…. but with coupons you can get away pretty cheap. oh and the candles were 1.99 a piece… ouch but its okay 🙂
Post # 6
Brooch bouquets reguire many brooches so the cost is obviously dependent on how much you pay for the individual brooches.
This pretty one took 50-80 brooches and has a collar of fresh flowers.
Some brides are lucky enough to have their brooches given to them. One bride posted about a shower where all the guests also brought a brooch.
It is not easy to gather enough brooches that actually look good together. Some of the brooch bouquet pics online are not so attractive.
Submerged flower centerpieces can cost way less than floral arrangements. Cylinder vases can be purchased very inexpensively at dollar stores, Hobby Lobby, wholesale online sites etc. They can also be rented.
The flowers are easy to do. Attach the stems with floral putty to the bottom of the vase. Cover that attached area with pebbles or beads. Fill with distilled water.
There are also so many different styles using many different flowers and greens.
Post # 7
@stephanie63087: Those look lovely and you definitly were smart to use the silk fowers if you couldn’t tell the difference.
Post # 8
ooo I love the look of submerged flowers cuz they look bigger and more magnified by the water and silk flowers make them SO much easier! great idea ladies! thank yooou! 😀