(Closed) Budgets for Flowers?? what is considered pricey and decent?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Free, mine are included in my package that the venue provides, they are tall centerpiecs with silk floral arragements. Here is a pic of them

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My MIL spent about $400 on 14 centerpieces and 4 boquets (sp?). She bought the flowers loose and arranged them, which helped keep the cost down. I collected mason jars for vaces from family members, so we didn’t have to pay for those. (In Hawaii, and since they aren’t native I imagine that makes it more expensive like everything else.)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

$35 a piece!?! That’s an amazing deal! We are looking at probably $250+ a piece, plus tax and delivery. It depends if you want tall or short, the shorter smaller ones are obviously cheaper. 

Post # 7
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am DIY my bouquets.  I am getting 6 dozen white roses from costco. It will be $60.  I will be able to make my bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, and 7 bouts. 

My SIL rented silk floral centerpieces, and it was $200. For her bouquets, 1 bridal and 4 BM’s I think it was well over $200. Bouts are about $10. And corsages (for the moms) are about $20.

I think the average for real floral centerpieces is $50? If you get a florist to do them. 

It also depends ALOT on what time of year, and which flowers.  You always save if you go with flowers in season.

You also save too if you DIY. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did DIY, and spent $500. I’m sure it would’ve cost upwards of $3000 had we purchased them.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

It definitely depends on where you live, which flowers you’d like (some flowers are wayyyyy more expensive than others), how full you’d like your bouquets (some florists can make smaller bouquets for much cheaper), and what season it is (and whether you’re ordering any flowers that are out-of-season). Also, florists charge a premium above the cost of the flowers themselves for the time it takes to prepare (dethorn, trim, etc.) the flowers, and most bouquets and even some centerpieces need to be wired, which takes a long time.

We spent $400 on my bridal bouquet ad 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 6 boutonnieres, and 5 corsages, and we spent $400 on table arrangements for 13 tables. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It really depends on flowers, season, and location so it’s hard to say. $35 is a great price depending on the flowers and size. Do you have any idea of what flowers or how many stems they will use? I had a mix of large and small, and they ranged from $75 to $250. In my area, low $100s is good for bridal bouquets and BM bouquets around $50. Small centerpieces are around $75 and tall ones $125. Giant ones will be around $200-$250. I think those are average prices.

Hope that was somewhat helpful.

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