(Closed) Floral sticker shock

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Is the bouquet quote too high?
    YES! That's ridiclous! Keep looking for a more reasonably priced florist. : (3 votes)
    20 %
    NO! Suck it up buttercup! : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Actually, that's priced about right....perhaps you should DIY your bouquet. : (10 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
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    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That seems like a pretty reasonable quote for the bouquet you described.  Remember that not only are you getting charged for the flowers, but also for labor (usually around 10-15% of the total) if you go through a florist.

    If you’re willing to DIY, you’ll save money, but you won’t save any time.  I think that a lot of brides choose to DIY forgetting that making up the bouquets, corsages, bouts, centerpieces, etc takes a lot of time.  I think you have to ask yourself if you’re willing to sacrifice a day of getting everything ready to save money.  If you are, more power to you!

    Also, if you don’t want to DIY but want to cut costs, choosing less expensive flowers will help.  Maybe instead of roses you can do something like one of these instead:

    Mix of carnations (White, light pink, hot pink):

    Gerber daisies (White, light pink, hot pink):

    Post # 4
    Member
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You should look at the costco or sam’s club bouquets.

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