Post # 1
For those trying to keep costs down, how much have you decided is a reasonable amount to spend on flowers?
I’m getting married at a botanical center with a restaurant reception. My location cuts down on a lot of the flowers I need and we’ve got three attendents on each side. The florist I’d like to work with wants $515. She’s really nice and I believe she’ll do a great job.
I’m torn whether to let her do it all (which means no work for me) or cut down her work a bit and order a 100 bulk floral pack and do the bridesmaid, aisle and a couple other things. Either way I think I’d spend about the same, but with the bulk flowers I would be able to do a couple vases with flowers on the mantle at our reception or a couple extra things.
Post # 3
We’re only using flowers for the bouquets, and boutonnières. That has helped to cut down cost a lot. I don’t like to decorate with flowers.
If it’s going to cost you the same, do what you feel will be best. You may not want to make the bouquets and aisle markers right before your wedding when you’re stressed.
Post # 4
I am in the exact same position and posted about it yesterday. I originally planned to DIY my flowers, but now I am leaning towards the florist for bridal and bm bouquet, centerpieces, and order bouts & corsages from a local grocery store like Publix or Kroger. I think it will be the same cost either way.
If you want something very simple for bm bouquets, maybe you can compromise and let her do your bouquet, the aisles (less work for you) and handle the bm bouquets and bouts on your own. Then, you could use the extra flowers for other things like the vases on the mantle, etc.
Post # 5
We are having a small wedding, so no boutonnières. I also just went ahead and got three silk bouquets. That way I already know what the flowers look like and they werent that expensive. I got them for 50% off. Its also something that will last so you and your bridesmaids can keep them!
Post # 6
No flowers for us. I’m splurging on a bouquet and bout from Princess Lasertron, but otherwise there will be no flowers.
We’re making a lot of the decor ourselves out of various paper products and ribbon. I’m currently stumped on centerpieces, but I know I’ll come up with something non-flowery before June. We’ll be able to resell a lot of stuff and recoup some cost, which you can’t do with fresh flowers!
Post # 7
I’m budgeting $350 for DIY flowers which includes 5 BM bouquets, my bouquet, 10 bouts, and 4 corsages, ceremony flowers ( two large bouquets and aisle decor) and cetnerpieces at reception (hydrangeas in large fishboal vases)
I think $515 is pretty reasonable!
Post # 8
I would say spend around $350 – 400 for bouquets, bouts, and corsages. You can replace corsages with small 4-5 roses arrangment. Corsages usually cost more becuase they’re labor intensive. Also pick cheap flowers, carnation, roses, gerbera dasies are all pretty and cheaper. You can order bulk flower from sam’s. I know red roses are about $90 for 100-125 stems depend on what you order and it’s plenty to work with. HTH