[cross post from Flowers]
I'm having a winter wedding and want to carry a brooch bouquet filled with brooches given to me by all of the important women in my life. I had initially imagined gathering the brooches at my bridal shower, but my fiancee's family already hosted a shower for me for their side of the family only (chalk it up to a cultural difference and the fact that none of them speak English so wouldn't be able to communicate with my half anyways). My core group of friends are all scattered around the world and we likely won't be all together until the wedding itself. I'm not sure there will be another shower.
Is it offside to send notes to the women I love explaining the idea and telling them it would mean the world to me to include a brooch from them? Should I filter it through the MOH (who lives on the other side of the country) or do it directly? Any other ideas on how to arrange this?
Merci, gracias & thanks for any and all insight!