Post # 1
Here’s the quote from the florist I’ve booked (70-80 person wedding, if that helps):
- Bride’s bouquet: $195
- Bridesmaid’s bouquets: $80 x 5 = $400
- Buttonholes: $12 x 10 = $120
- Large church arrangement: $75 (not sure whether to include this or not.)
- TOTAL: $790 ($715 without the church arrangement).
And here’s exactly what I’d be getting (from her actual website):
Just my bouquet and the bridesmaids’; I don’t have pictures of the buttonholes but I’d presume they would be composed of the same flowers.
I think I might add in that I’m in Australia; the cost of things is generally more expensive here, so if I could get some local opinions that would probably be more helpful, but all comments are welcome. How much did you spend/are you spending on flowers?
Post # 3
Those prices are on par with what I paid in the US.
Post # 4
I think thats a good quote. And the flowers look beautiful.
Post # 6
@ksus07: Agreed! Very reasonable..prices are almost spot on to what I paid for each item.
Post # 7
@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 # 8
@love108: @Britt214: Thanks, guys. Can I ask where you’re from? Which country, at least?
Post # 9
@Bri1o: Wow, your quote kicks arse. Good that you’re getting centrepieces as well – my florist offered them at $35 each – I said no way!!
And yes, I was questioning the cost of my bouquet as well. But from what the general consensus is here, maybe it isn’t too bad… Hmm.
Post # 12
@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
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 # 14
@Lollybags: Thank you; starting to feel a bit reassured now!
@sjhanddab2014: Might be giving myself away a little but here’s a pic of the inside of the church:
It’s a bit plainer than most, but it’s quite modern at the same time so I don’t think it looks “bad”. If I did get a flower arrangement I’d donate it to the church as well.
Post # 15
@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
@ksus07: I think those prices sound pretty good to me and ur flowers are beautiful!