Post # 1
I never questioned which kind of bouquet I wanted. It was actually the last thing on my mind, but seeing all these unique beautiful brooch bouquet, I’m now questioning what I want.
My flower of choice are going to be purple orchids. Which would you prefer and why? Where would I find inexpensive brooches and how many would I need? if I was to decide doing that as my bouquet.
I really like the brooch, but not sure if I really want to follower this new trend or stick to the traditional flowers. So I thought I’ll ask your opinions. Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
I prefer real flowers. I have seen some pretty brooch bouquets, but most of them just aren’t attractive to me. I think its pretty trendy, but who knows? I didn’t think neon skinny jeans would still be around, either 🙂
If you opt for the brooch bouquet you can find them at antique shops, Etsy, ebay, flea markets, etc.
Post # 4
You can do a mixture of both. That’s what I did. My florist put together a huge round bouquet of mixed flowers in my wedding colors and then we added in about 8 brooches or so. The key is to pick brooches that look like your flowers so they just look like another kind of flower. So we stuck with smaller floral-themed brooches about 1.5-2.5″ across. Then these brooches are scattered evenly throughout the bouquet. Overall, the brooches make up about 5-10% of the real estate of your bouquet.
Keep in mind that brooches can get expensive depending on where you buy them. We spent at least $100 on mine because all of mine were vintage finds. If you don’t care about vintage ones, they’re definitely cheaper on eBay and costume jewelry places.
Post # 5
@echolove: Real flowers. I personally hate brooch bouquets. Purple orchids will be really elegant and timeless. You don’t want your kids to look back on your wedding photos and say ‘Mum what the hell is that?!’. I think brooch bouquets will probably die out in a few years, and I really can’t see them standing the test of time.
Post # 6
I greatly prefer real flowers.
I’m not sure how you’re going to feel in 20 years’ time looking back at a picture of yourself on your wedding day holding a ‘bouquet’ of brooches, only you can answer that question for yourself… for me, my future and current self prefer me to hold flowers.
Post # 7
@BridieBea: Lol! Yeah, my kids might think that’s so old school and a weird phase, like the hammer pants, but that did come back for a sec. Haha. It might be too terminator looking.
Post # 8
youIt ou can definitely mix real flowers with brooches.
i had a brooch bouquet for a number of reasons. I loved it and still love it. I’m just trying to decide if I want to sell it or keep it. I obviously have no use for it anymore and I’m not a pack rat, if I don’t need it or use it its gone.
Post # 9
@joya_aspera: It seems like I rarely agree with you, but I am soooo 100% behind you on this one. I think it’s the type of thing you might look back on and pull a face at.
Post # 10
@echolove: Think it depends on the look you want. If I say was going for a vintage / lace wedding I’d personally consider a broch bouquet. If the day was to be traditional I’d go with flowers.