Am I paying too much for flowers?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Am I spending too much on flowers?
    Yes. : (5 votes)
    7 %
    No. : (40 votes)
    56 %
    Do get a floral arrangement for the church (for another $75). : (16 votes)
    23 %
    DON'T get a floral arrangement for the church. : (10 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Those prices are on par with what I paid in the US.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    I think thats a good quote. And the flowers look beautiful.

    Post # 5
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Great quote. 

    Post # 6
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    1195 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @ksus07:  Agreed! Very reasonable..prices are almost spot on to what I paid for each item.

    Post # 7
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @ksus07:  Hmm..I am not sure about your prices/area.  I am going with a local florist who grows her own flowers (but also can and does sometimes get in flowers she doesn’t grow) and she has quoted us $650 for:

    4 Bridesmaid Bouquets

    1 Matron of Honour Bouquet

    My (bride) bouquet

    6 boutonnieres (5 GM and 1 groom)

    2 boutonnieres (my dad and his dad)

    5 corsages (grandmas x3, MOB, MOG)

    Approx. 20 centerpiece flower arrangements

    4 larger pieces for the ceremony.

    I recognize that we are getting a STEAL of a deal due to the florist we chose and her growing her own flowers. However, at a friends wedding this summer she went with a more “Traditional” florist and got about the same as what I am getting and her flowers were around $1200.

    $195 seems very high to me for a brides bouquet.

     

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @ksus07:  Seems reasonable based on Adelaide prices. Your bouquet is a bit more than mine but your bridesmaids bouquets are a bit cheaper so that evens out. I’m paying $15 for button holes.  Also, your bouquet choice is gorgeous!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think whether or not you need an arrangment for the church depends on how beautiful the church is inside. I have seen really plain churches. I have also seen really pretty churches. My church is really pretty inside, but I am still going to get two arrangements and then hopefully donate them so they can be used for the next day’s service. Other than that and some pew bows, I don’t think it needs any decorating. Except FMIL thinks we need an aisle runner, so I will probably get one.

    Post # 15
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @ksus07:  I think you should get an arrangement for the ceremony space. It has a nice modern feel, but could use something to soften it and make it more romantic. Plus, like you said, you could donate the flowers. Jesus loves flowers. Right? 😉 

    Post # 16
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @ksus07:  I think those prices sound pretty good to me and ur flowers are beautiful!

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