Do these flower prices sound right?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Personally that looks normal to me.  I think they won’t have an “and up” after you meet with them to talk specifics, but that just gives you a general idea of what to start with.  I didn’t get that kind of thing because I had a picture in mind and showed it to the florists and said I want that with the similar colors and flowers, what would it cost – so I was given exact amounts.

I don’t know about centerpieces since I am not using the florist for that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

crackktheskyy:  That looks right to me. I would get quotes from a couple different florists in your area though so you have something local to compare it to.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Looks right to me! My floral prices are almost the exact same. My florist is based in San Francisco though…so more expensive potentially.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

 

crackktheskyy:  I think the BM starting cost is a bit high- I’d think they’d start closer to $75 and up. Also the low centerpiece cost seems a little high, but it would depend what it entails. Everything else looks in line with what I found.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got nearly the exact same range from our florist, but our centerpieces (just big bundles of white hydrangeas) are only going to be $50/each. I think my BM bouquets also ended up being less than the range they quoted…but my bouquet was higher (which I knew it probably would be. I had very specific and expensive ideas for my bouquet).

 

Definitely shop around, though – I went to four reputable florists – one who has a shop, one who works out of her home, one who only does event design, and one who shares an office loft space with other wedding vendors but arranges out of home. My quotes (for the exact same thing) varied in a range of a couple THOUSAND dollars. As in one person quoted me just under $1k and another quoted over $2.5k. So silly.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

 

crackktheskyy:  I think those prices are high, and where I live, costs are pretty high for weddings (I live and had my wedding in Brooklyn, NY)

Are those prices just a general price?

I paid $150 for my cascading bouquet and I had roses, calalilys, and dendrobium orchids. My BMs bouquets were $65 ea. and I had a mix of calalilys, hydrageneas, and roses. Boutonnieres were i believe $8 or $10. Corsages I paid no more than $25. We had tall arrangements and we had a mix of roses, calalilys, dendrobium orchids, and hydragneas and they were $125 ea. We had 17 tables. They threw in the decor for the church which was two baskets and tulle for the pews, and they also gave us a dais arrangement for our sweetheart table, all together we paid $2800 for flowers

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Looks very close to what mine are costing, my BMs are $80/ea though so I can understand PPs saying that’s a little high.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

crackktheskyy:  I live in a major city and those prices seem a bit high

My bouquet- 125 (calla lily, rose and hydrangea)

Bridesmaids bouquets- 75 (calla lily and roses)

Boutonnieres- 10 dollars (calla lily)

Corsages- 30 (calla lily)

Table centerpieces- 60 dollars

I chose flowers that were in season…… flowers in season generally cost a lot less.  Also, you many want to consider adding filler flowers (carnations, snap dragons, and greens) to decrease the cost…..

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