Post # 1
Can anyone recommend a florist that is big on design but reasonable in price? Perhaps a florist that has many options for linens and props? I have a desire for tabletop chandeliers as my centerpiece with flowers surounding the base and can’t find this anywhere. As an alternative a tall black vase with hanging black crystals but that too is impossible to find.
Maybe it’s just that I’ve been looking at too many upscale wedding photos but I want to create a dramatic look with flowers and decor for my wedding. I’ll try to attach a photo of an example of the style. Problem is everything I love is over the top expensive.
I started to think of importing my own candelabras but that is too risky. Hope someone can help.
Post # 3
Call Kay at:
<h3 class=”r”>Beers Flowers</h3>
33 Oak St.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
she was awesome and helped me out tremendously!
Post # 4
Thanks, I’ll give them a try.
Post # 5
I have a great florist. She works out of her home and gets all her supplies from local rental agencies so she saves costs of overhead and has a ton of different centerpiece candles/vases/etc. at her disposal. She is a little high end but I think you may get more bang for your buck from her.
Her name is Harriet.
15 Hoskier Rd
South Orange, NJ 07079-1032
My name is not actually Jocelyn, so that name won’t mean anything to her if you mention it!
Post # 6
Does anyone know what a high end reception might cost? I interviewed a vendor this weekend and felt really comfortable with them. We are going for a Platinum look but scaled down of course to something more realistic for our budget.
I won’t mention any names, but I called some of the high end type florists and while they were so nice and helpful I was shocked when they quoted a price for flowers.
One said $150 a head and another was $250 a head. That’s not the dinner, that’s the flowers and decor. I guess when you add the linen/china rentals,lighting,candles/candleholders,and flowers you can look at it as a $ per head kind of thing and it does add up.
I just love the weddings dripping with flowers and while a waste of money in my opinion, it sure would be nice to experience a wonderland of flowers, with lots of glowing candle light and shimmering linens. Back to reality.
Post # 7
Here’s what ours looked like at battery gardens…. I guess it depends on the venue itself. We didn’t need a lot since we had that awesome view! My florist was just fantastic! You really need to call her and see what she could do for you!
Post # 8
Purplesamcat….GORGEOUS! I went with something smaller, since I did uplighting. I didn’t want flowers at all but didn’t know what else to do in place of centerpieces so I went with small 5X5 square vases with flowers in it and TONS of candles.
My centerpieces were only $35 each, but didn’t have that height WOW factor. Also, I went with flowers that were inexpensive (spider mums and hydrangeas) and in season.