(Closed) advice on cost of flowers, please help!

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

it depends on a few factos:

(1) time of year and if the flowers you want are in season or not – b/c if they have to ship 400 roses from ecuador, then your’e looking at alot of $$

(2) how intricate or simple you want your centerpieces and the again, the flowers you want in them

(3) size and number of centerpieces you want

here’s the "average" price i’ve been quoted for only my bouquet in SoCal – roughly $250-300 (this also depends on what you want in it – crystals, embellishments, etc)  mine is all orchids…

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I’m getting married in Michigan and the average price quotes I’ve been given are approximately $2,500 – $3,000. That price includes all the ceremony flowers, all bouquets and family flowers (+ groomsmen) and all ceremony centerpieces.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

It completely depends on the city.  prices will be higher in major metro areas.  But as a guide you can look at the following florist website.  http://www.petalsedge.com/pricing/index.html She’s a very popular middle price range florist in the D.C. area, does beutiful work and is used a lot by the girls on my Knot board.  If you are going with a higher end florist the prices will be higher, or if you are in a smaller metro area the prices will be less, etc. But from my experiences her prices were pretty standard for middle price range florists in a major metro area.  She’s one of the few florists I’ve seen to post her prices online.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Um, I think that $200-300 for a bridal bouquet is higher than average.  I’m going with a very nice, very small florist and it’s half that much.  I’m having a mixed bouquet with sweet peas, freesia, mini pink calla lilies, garden roses etc (whimsical/garden, not structured), and it’s a normal size (ie not huge and overflowing with crystals), and the quote we got for that was $125 (in Los Angeles area).  Bridesmaid bouquets (also a mix) are something like $70 each I think.  Picking seasonal flower is crucial, and also picking a florist who isn’t jacking up prices for no good reason. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

i think its also helpful to meet with a few florists in your area to determine pricing.  that’s what we’re doing to gauge the market and it also gives you a chance to compare/contrast each vendor.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

For my flowers I am having just roses. Shades of Pink and white with some "bling" (small crystals in it)- I’m using a smaller florist who’s been around a long time in my area (minnesota) and the cost for my bouquet is going to be $125 the BM’s are $30 and the JRBM is $20

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Where are you located? 

I’m using a lady that works out of her house in LA and my bouquet of just red roses w/white Stephanotis is costing only $80.  Actually if you just want simple flowers like calla lillies and roses I think the special the lady is having is $200 for brides bouquet, one bridesmaid bouquet, grooms bout, one groomsmen bout, 2 fathers bout, 2 mothers corsages and 20 bouts for relatives.  It’s the best deal I was able to find in LA.  Let me know if you want the info. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

im from nyc. i would estimate a centerpiece to cost about 100 per table. my bms bouquets (calla lillies) were $60 each. my bridal bouquet was about $150. i think my florist was a bit more expensive than others i’ve seen but i really had no choice, i had to use one of the 2 house florists.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Pinky, could you consider making your on silk bouquets and bringing them with you? They’ll last longer and be much cheaper than your in house hotel florist? just an idea!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Thanks for the tips! This helped me a bunch!

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