(Closed) Brides who have an eye for flowers

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Anything with a florist is going to cost more than doing it yourself! Most major cities have a wholesale flower warehouse nearby, see if you can find one in your area. The flowers I see are:

(Lower left): Peach roses, green spider mums, green hypericum berries, and maybe seeded eucalyptus (the small buds)?

(Upper right): Peach and pink roses, white calla lillies, green hypericum berries, and green cymbidium orchads. There also may be some ruscus and salal (both are a type of green).

Calla lillies and orchids can be expensive, so maybe just ask to use these in your bouquet only. Also, ask the florist for potential substitutions that would be cheaper for the April season. Mums are ususally inexpensive, but they bloom in the fall so the cost for April may be higher. 

You should still meet with a florist to get as much info on the type of flowers. Then, if you decide to DIY, you know which flowers to order. 

I personally got a florist to do all the personal flowers (bouquets, bouts, church arrangements) and I did all the centerpieces myself. If you go this route, remember that your arrangements don’t have to be filled with blooms. A healthy amount of greens can fill out an arrangement and still look gorgeous. Good luck- I LOVE your colors!

Post # 4
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I stopped by the florist at my grocery store-and she was super knowledgeable and friendly and helpful, they may be able to give you something decent and affordable-or do bulk, or costco or sams packages, I think I have seen a few bees on here that went that route and even some bought bulk and diy’d from there. Just keep your inspiration board handy when you’re visiting w/the florist, looking online, etc. 

Post # 5
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@acebride:  You named all the flowers I can identify.


@lindseyl06:  If you are worried about cost I would ask a florist if s/he knows of other flowers that are similar colors and less expensive.

Post # 7
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Acebride got the flowers down. If I had to guess on how much that would cost, I would say $85 to $100 for the centerpiece and $150 for the bouquet at the least.


DIY is always cheaper but you need the manpower. Florists make a killing on flowers…at least a 300% markupm but again you need the manpower. You can get most of those flowers at Sam’s Club. They have the best prices. 

Post # 9
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Was that based on the exact picture? There’s a lot of greenery in there so it should not cost $300. Mine was full of roses, orchids, and calla lilies for $275 (in Houson) and I thought that was a lot already. Talk to a few more florists. I’m sure you can find a better price.

In addition to what you mentioned, bring as many pictures of flowers as possible so they have an idea of what you want. 

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