(Closed) AH! How much did you pay for bridal party flowers?? (bride on a budget)

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How much for Bridal party flowers? (including family)
    Less than $100 : (21 votes)
    23 %
    $100-$400 : (34 votes)
    38 %
    $400-$800 : (28 votes)
    31 %
    Way more- my numbers are COMPLETELY off : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I paid about $180 total which included my MOH’s bouquet, 3 mother’s corsages and 5 boutineers for the groom, Bridesmaid or Best Man, dads and officiant (we only had one Bridesmaid or Best Man and one Maid/Matron of Honor – no other bridal party).

    Post # 4
    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I had big sticker shock when I was shopping for flowers, too, so I decided to DIY all of my flowers. I ordered hydrangeas, calla lilies, and gerbera daisies from Sam’s online for a grand total of about $200. There are lots of good videos on YouTube on how to make a bouquet, bout, corsage, etc. Pretty much all you need are flowers, some greenery (which I got at a local grocery store’s floral department for about $5), floral tape, and floral wire, which are both available at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. I made my bridal bouquet, 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 3 corsages, and 4 bouts, and it took me about 4-5 hours. Well worth it, in my opinion!

    Post # 5
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I went with silk and did everything DIY for about $150. Since I am getting married in a garden I don’t think anyone will notice they aren’t real…or if they do I doubt they will care.

    Post # 6
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    my bridal party will not be carrying flowers. I am making these for them to carry. I will be carrying a bouquet. I haven’t decided if I’m going to dyi it or buy the bouquet for the sake of ease, because I have SO much to do before the ceremony.

    Post # 7
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Our floral budget was really small. We ended up paying just over $300 for three Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, one bridal bouquet, four bouts, and three mom bouquets.

    I also considered doing them myself, but we had a Destination Wedding, and didn’t have the time.

    Post # 8
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was debating whether I wanted to diy flowers from costco since they are at whole sale price. Or if I wanted to go to a florist for just my bouquet and my wedding party flowers only. And then still buy some flowers from Costco.

    But I was wondering the same thing as you were. About how much was I going to spend? I mean the florists wanted me to bring pictures and made it so complicated. That I’m leaning more towards diying myself.

    Not 100 % sure what I’m doing but I do want real fresh flowers…

    Post # 9
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We have a small wedding party so that helps a lot with the budget….Maid/Matron of Honor boquet is $35 (hydrangea and peonie, small). My boquet is about $100 (more hydrangeas, more peonies than the Maid/Matron of Honor boquet, but also with additional roses).  Then we ordered 3 mom corsages ($20 each) and 4 boutainaires ($10 each) for the groom, dads, and bestman.

    I think the price may vary by location and definitely varies by florist but I still hope this helps.

    Post # 10
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I had to order quite a few flowers, and mine ended up at $560…for my bouquet, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 4 mom/grandmother corsages, 5 bouts and 4 dad/grandfather bouts, as well as 4 usher bouts.  Yowzers.  🙂

    Post # 11
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We did DIY, I went and got flowers from the Harris Teeter that morning.  My Mother-In-Law arranged it. We also used the bouquet and extra flowers as a table arrangement.

    Post # 12
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We had a very small party, so we ended up only paying $200 total.  But just so you get an idea of exact costs:

    Bridal Bouquet: $110.00
    Hand Tied wrapped with white satin ribbon – pink and orange roses

    Bridal Party (1): $50.00
    Hand Tied wrapped with pink satin ribbon – pink and orange roses and gerbera daisies

    Boutonniers (2): $14.00
    One Orange Rose (Groom) and one Pink Rose (Best Man) ($7.00 per)

    Reception (5): $25.00
    Floating Mini Gerbera Daisies – 1 Pink and 1 Orange ($5.00 per)

    Total: $199.00

    Hope that helps!

    Post # 13
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think the total completely depends on wedding party size, so I wouldn’t pay attention to the headline number. 

    My “budget” florist proposal is:

    $50 per bridesmaid bouquet (5 of these)

    $80 for my bouquet

    $10 per bouttoniere

    $50 per centerpiece 

    Before I found these prices, I was getting quoted 2-4 times this much, it was just ridiculous. And this was for bare bones “I’m flexible and want the simplest possible stuff” requests. So I was sure that I’d DIY flowers. But the florist we’re using is only $100-$200 more expensive than DIY would have been so we went with her. 

    Post # 14
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i spent almost $500 alltogether…

    1 bridal bouquet(1 head hydrangea and 7 head orchid)

    5 bridesmaid bouquets (1 head hydrangea 3 head orchid)

    8 boutineers (1 head orchid)

    3 corages (3 head orchids)

    1 tossing bouquet

    Post # 15
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I paid $250 for 

    A brides bouqet

    2 bridesmaid bouquets

    3 corsages

    and 3 boutenierres.

    I got these as a 9 piece package from Costco online. They came so beautifully, very well packed and i got a followup call the next day to make sure everything was good.  It was the way to go and i highly recommend it!

    Post # 16
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets were 35 each? I had a lot of BMs though, haha. My total bill for my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, some vase rentals, corsages – 300 ish.

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