Are Colored Flowers More Expensive Than White?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Cost should really depend on how hard it is to get the flower variety and the color variation. I’m not sure what the specifics are on blush but it’s always worth asking. Also to save costs you could buy bulk from the florist, online, a grocery store etc and either arrange them yourself or have someone do it for you. 30.00 per arrangement seems really pricey to me. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@canuckandakiwi:  I think it has more to do with if they’re in season or not. So, like the other poster said, how hard/expensive are they to get?

Post # 7
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@canuckandakiwi:  same may deliver, of course if you buy online they deliver as well. Obviously diy isn’t for everyone but I thought I’d throw it out there 🙂 being that you are in New York, it very well could be that 30.00 is average or even on the Low side. You might also check something like craigslist for someone who is new in the business and would do it for cheap just for the exposure.

Anyway yeah even the white flowers can be more costly if its a flower that is out of season or isn’t traditionally white. You just have to ask and see what they say!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@canuckandakiwi:  It’s not so much the color, but the type of flower that determines cost. Availability plays a big role in the cost, too. 

 

If you were asking the florist about this 6 months ago, I’d say it’s not a pain the ass, but considering that your wedding is in six weeks, I’d just stick with what she quoted you. This late in the game, you’re going to end up paying a lot more for the change. There’s about a 99% chance your florist has already ordered the flowers for your centerpieces and while she might still be able to get the blush roses you want, you’re going to pay extra for them given the short notice.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@canuckandakiwi:  As others said it’s not necessarily the color that affects cost but rather what is in season. Seasonal flowers will always be cheaper than if you have to have a specific type of out of season flower.  Also $30 a centerpiece sounds pretty cheap to me.  My centerpieces were $25 a piece and that was just an upgrade.  The centerpiece rentals were included in our wedding package, otherwise I believe they would have been $50-60 a piece.

Post # 12
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691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

From my experience, and as others have said, it depends more on what is in season or how exotic it is rather than based on color.  Are you open to other flowers that might be blush coloured or does it have to be roses?  We are currently dealing with this right now and we suggested something within our budget with a certain colour rather than a certain colored flower.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@canuckandakiwi:  I think price is really dependant on where you are, too. Anything wedding related you do in NYC is going to be more expensive than, say, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A higher cost for colored flowers can definitely come with certain flower types.  For instance, Calla Lilies come in blush, but these are typically more expensive than white Callas.  Also, certain rose varieties that come in a rainbow of colors can be pricier because they’re harder to get.  Blush or white roses shouldn’t be overly expensive though. Also, for other blush colored flowers you could look at Stock, and Astilbe.  These also come in white. 🙂

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