Post # 1
UGGGGG I originally only alloted $1500 for our florist budget. We are having 6 bm and groomsmen and 25 tables at our reception, and I wanted this arrangement. Flowers can’t be more than that, right?????
Ha joke is on me. Apparently an arrangement like this costs about 75-100 per table. yuck. After much discussing my FI and I agreed to to add $1000 to our floral budget. We found a florist that would do this for $60 a table not including the vase.
anywho sorry this is getting long. The vases we originally picked will not hold the arrangement so now we have to get a bigger vase that costs more, we also have to more of the filler in the inside. and now our budget is just getting out of control on flowers and I’m ready to go with the free carnation my hall offered.
Anyone else have part of their budget just go completely crazy?!?!
Post # 3
Flowers are unreal in regard to the pricing; however, I do understand all of the work that goes into prep and set up, so if you look at it that way, it makes it a little easier to live with. I didn’t want to spend a bunch on flowers, so we are just going with what our venue offers and our bouquets are going to be natural touch flowersl and no bouts or corsages.
Post # 4
Our floral budget blew up too. DH wanted these trees around the perimetre of the reception area that cost $200 each. It was the one thing he felt strongly about decor-wise. So I said “okay you know that 8 of them are costing us $1600? I can live without them….” but no, he wanted $1600 worth of silly trees. He was really happy with them, but honestly, I barely noticed them and was WAY happier with the money we spent on our centrepieces and the big focal point tree our friends did for us!!!
You can see the tree(s) in question on the left. We used them for the ceremony and then moved them over for the reception.
Post # 5
Don’t feel bad… we went $15,000 over budget 😉
Post # 6
* That’s total not just for flowers… lol. For flowers we went $1,000 over. LOVE those centerpieces though!!!
Post # 7
We are 30k over budget 🙂 haha we were silly with our original budget idea though and had no idea what things, ahem “wedding” things, actually cost
Post # 8
Try to see what you can do to work with the vases you have and adjust flowers to fit what you already have. As a bride I know how we want everything just perfect, but remember, these are fresh flowers and will die with a few days. Have you thought of making these in silk? At least you could either sell them after and get some money back or guests can take them home and enjoy them for a very long time!
Post # 9
I swore I wasn’t going to spend more than $1000 on flowers…$4000 later…ugh! I don’t regret it though. I LOVED our centerpieces and flowers and would do it again in a heartbeat. But I feel your pain. I do.