How To Decorate Your Wedding With Rhinestone Brooches
There is a phrase, “It’s All About The Details”. Whoever coined this phrase may have had rhinestone brooches and weddings in mind. Wedding cakes, candles, bouquets --- they are all beautiful on their own merit. But if you incorporate even a single brooch, you will elevate their beauty and interest to a new level of sophistication and elegance.
Think Outside The Box
There is no limit to what you can add bling using rhinestone brooches. Below are a few examples, but don't be limited by this list. Think outside the box!
- Wedding Cakes
- Bridal Bouquets
- Reception Place Settings
- Gift Wrap Accents
- Wedding Attire
Most often you will need to remove the "pin" on the backside of the brooch so you have a flat surface. Use a needle nose pliers to CAREFULLY twist each end until it loosens. Go slow to make sure you don't bend the brooch.
Corsage pins are also an excellent way to attach a brooch directly to a candle. You will need to shorten them with a wire cutter. If you don't, the long pins could crack the candle when inserted all the way in.
The type of "adhesive" will depend on what you are decorating. When you are adding brooches to anything edible (cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc) - you must use edible adhesive (icing).
All non-edible objects can be affixed using a glue that DRIES CLEAR. Three recommended glues are 1) CLEAR Gorillla, 2) Aleene's Tacky Glue, or 3) E6000 (best for adhering to glass).
Wedding & Specialty Cakes
Brides and cake vendors have put their heads together and have brilliantly come up with fabulous ways to decorate cakes with rhinestone brooches. Cakes can be accented with one singular brooch, or a repetition design.
Whatever design you choose, brooches will create that extra level of elegance and sophistication.
There is no better way to create romance than with flickering candlelight. And there is no limit to what you can do to elevate your wedding candle decorations from ordinary to amazing.
- Adhere brooches to glass holders.
- Attach them directly to a pillar candle for a stunning accent.
- Wrap a cylinder vase with a stretchy banding and attach your favorite brooch.
TIP!! Budget Stretcher
Go to the dollar store and get some clear glass taper holders. Add a brooch and you have an elegant candle holder for very little expense.
Adding sparkle to your bridal bouquet is easy. You can use a single brooch to accent the handle, or you can add them directly to your flowers.
Reception Place Settings
Another budget stretcher! Using brooches to decorate your guest tables and place settings not only brings beauty up-close-and-personal (to your guests), but it also gives you the opportunity to use them as favors – encouraging your guests to take them home with them after the wedding.
TIP!! Budget Stretcher
If you choose to use them as napkin rings, do not remove the pin on the back of the brooch, but rather use it to attach to the napkin. In doing so, the brooch remains functional as a gift.
There is something very eye-catching when the entire bridal party is adorned in the same thing. The repetition of something beautiful creates a special drama ---and they add so much to your wedding photos! Choose one application – shoes, hair, dresses, or bouquets. Don’t overdo it!
“Too Pretty To Open” is what you will hear when you accent your bridal gifts with rhinestone brooches. You can use large or small, all the same, or each one different. If you don’t remove the pin, but rather attach the brooch to ribbon, it can then be used as a pin for years to come.
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