(Closed) Am I being overcharged on flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Are these prices reasonable
    Yes, they seem in line with what you are getting (no filler flowers) : (27 votes)
    79 %
    No, seems high : (6 votes)
    18 %
    No, but almost : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    WOAH – thats rediculous! I know bouquets are up there but this is too much in my opnion (my opinion come from vancouver BC so we are in the same feild I think). Get a 2nd and 3rd opinion. You can do it yourself for waaaaay less also. I know some bees have gone the route of ordering online flowers, maybe check out etsy or past threads.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The BM bouquets seem high. . . everything else seems pretty standard. Florists will charge you based on what flowers you pick and if they’re in season or not. Hydrangeas are one of the CHEAPEST flowers you can get. To be honest, I’d try contacting other florists to get other prices. 

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @PolkaDotLaceBride:  I don’t think that’s totally ridiculous (I mean, I think prices for flowers is ridiculous but that’s a whole other story). My prices are relatively similar.

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think these prices are normal, mine are relatively the same 🙂 it also depends how much service the florist is offering as well – for example some of my flowers used in the ceremony will be used for center pieces at the reception, but I won’t have to worry about a thing because the florist is going to be dropping off at the ceremony site, picking up from there when the ceremony is over and then heading to the reception site to set things up before we get there 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    That seems really high for what are essentially DIY flowers. Also, another red flag is that I see no quote for centerpieces. Those will probably also be about $100 apiece, judging from the other numbers.

    Can you just order your own in bulk? If you get faux or cheap flowers to practice with, I am sure you can get to be just as good at arranging bouquets as your coordinator’s not-florists.

    Post # 8
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    They are very similar to what I’m paying. 

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @PolkaDotLaceBride:  Her price is super high for hydrangeas!  And I’m right outside of NYC.  You can get a really nice flower arrangement for $150 and I mean an actually arrangement not a bloom of flowers..

    I’d look elsewhere and normally the florist does transport and do all the set up for those prices..

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    I got married in Ontario as well and I’d say those prices are pretty standard from what I saw

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I haven’t actually priced out my flowers yet, so I don’t really have the experiece to talk.  However, I would suggest calling a couple other florists in your area, giving them the exact same specs that your current quotes are based on (i.e. flower type, inpsiration photos if you have any, etc), and seeing where their quotes come in.  

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s almost impossible to say without knowing what kind of flowers you’re getting, some flowers are much more expensive than others, especially if they’re not in season when your wedding is happening.

    Post # 15
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    OMG am I the only one who thought that was cheap? Mine are $250-$300 my bouquet, $150 BMs, $90 flowergirl, corsages $30, Buttonholes $20, $150.00 rose petals for aisle, plus $300 each for large displays. BUT then that is New Zealand dollars. 

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