(Closed) Florist budget?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I’m having 12 centerpieces, all the bouquets and boutinnieres (sp?), parents and grandparents flowers…for about $1800.  Oh but I ‘m sticking with just Roses because they are gorgeous, smell great and are available year round!  I think depending on your season and flowers you choose, the price may go up or down.  Oh also you should bring in some pics of flowers you like to see how to incorporate them into the wedding, that will give you a more concrete idea of pricing.  I think centerpieces run anywhere from $100 and up…but I live in NYC, so that could be inflated.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I just met with one and told her my budget was $1,000 (for 15 center pieces, 5 bouquets, etc. etc.) and she said she could make it work for a little bit over 1k.  Yikes!  I’m going to research the diy route.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m working with a small 4-generation florist in a suburb of Maryland.  The florist has over 20 years of experience that will be doing my wedding.  I went in thinking only calla lilies would match the shade of purple I had in mind and she completely changed my mind.  She showed me beautiful flowers that would work "within my budget"!  The calla lillies would have been too expensive and she was great about working "within my budget," which was only $750 by the way.

Flowers are NOT my top priority, in fact, they are pretty low on my budget.  My florist is ONLY doing the weddng party flowers, NO reception flowers.  I’m having an autumn wedding and want to do something non-floral for the centerpieces. 

Search for a florist that isn’t trying to just get your business, but is about you.  I interviewed 4 different florist and this one was all about me and sticking to what I wanted and sticking to my budget.  My overall budget is $15K, I just didn’t want to blow any significant amount on flowers.  My florist even sent me home with a small bouquet of flowers she wanted me to think about before I signed a proposal/contract. 

Take your time, interview, interview, interview.  You can do it.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

In general I think average prices for flowers are

Bridal bouquet $80-125

Bridesmaid bouquet $60-80

Medium sized centerprieces $60-85

Large centerpieces $120-125

Bouts -$8-$15

Corsages -$12-15

 That’s not to say you can’t find much less or much mroe but I think if you hear prices within that range you know you are being quoted an average and not something over the top.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’m getting a 40-piece bridal set that INCLUDES centerpieces (6 total) for $700 from Costco.

 

They arrive all put together with silk wraps around the bouquets, 12 bouts, mothers-handtie bouquets, flower petals for FGs.

I even get a toss away bouquet.

I’ll get some more flowers for about $100 from a local grower to make a few more centerpieces, and I’m set.

Where are you located?

Post # 8
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202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

our floral budget is approximately $3000 in So Cal, but i’m anticipating spending a bit more b/c we’ll need more centerpieces (original quote was for 30 tall centerpieces).

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2007

Your question is extremely vague.  How many are in your bridal party if any?  Are you planning on floral centerpieces?  Ceremony decorations? Flowers for parents?  Where are you getting married?  When? 

All of these are huge factors.  If you’re getting married in a garden setting, with 1 attendant each, in rural Iowa your budget is going to be much different then someone in a city, with 10 attendants, with a aisle runner made from rose petals and 20 floral centerpieces. 

If you want an honest idea of a good price range you need to give more details.

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