DIY flower brides: How much did you pay per stem (or bunch)?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I used astroemeria which I got from the local florist.  With some serious bargaining and promise to pay with cash, I paid about $1 per stem.  They are pretty fragile and I had a few that were bruise and looked kinda sad so I ended up not being to use them.  But overall I was happy with them.  They needed a few days to come to life though so I would definitely get them several days in advance.  Here is my centerpiece:

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m using roses and my day already means markup for that (would be way cheaper if it wasn’t so close to Valentine’s Day) but I’m still only paying 1.78 a stem which can’t be beat.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We had mostly zinnias with some black-eyed susan, dahlias, and some other ones I don’t know the names of, with some ferns. My dad grew them all!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I bought 125 roses from Sam’s Club for $105 including tax and shipping. So less than $1 per stem.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

@jwdesiree: I bought our centerpiece flowers (carnations) from Sam’s club. $75 for 150. So about .50 cents a stem.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My local Costco had 24 stem bunches of roses for about $17, I think the alstroemeria were 10 to a bunch and cost around $9-$10.  I also purchased peony roses from fiftyflowers for about $2.50 per stem (including shipping).

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