FLORIST HELP

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@DGB38:  Have you reviewed the portfolios of both?  Have you asked for a rose count?  I wanted a pomander-type all-rose bouqet like that but WOWZA it was expensive, so I filled it in with some hydrangeas!  But the baby’s breath should be relatively cheap.  Did you compare prices of just vase rental prices as well?

P.S. Love the bouts!

Post # 4
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My grandmother and mother are florists and I forwarded this along to them to see their take…they sent back this breakdown of what they would charge. Prices do range around the US , but they and I all think 3,000 is ridiculous for what you’re asking for. I would go with the second florist for sure! 

Sorry it’s sideways, I’m not sure how to resize!

Post # 5
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115 posts
Blushing bee

Whoooaaaa!

3000.00 is ridic for what you want. From your pics it looks like you are mainly asking for baby’s breath, typically a “filler flower” in the floral world along with some roses. I would see if you could look at some of the less expensive florists work, and go with her if you are satisfied.

Post # 6
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@DGB38:  I think that both of those quotes are REALLY high for mostly baby’s breath.  The florist is shaping baby’s breath into a ball, which doesn’t really require that much time or artistic talent.  I would look into DIY (maybe not for the bridal bouquet), or just go with whoever is cheapest.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@DGB38:  It could be a lot of things–like shop popularity or reputation. We got our corsages/buttonieres for $12/$7, but the shop two miles closer to town was charging $15/$10 for the same exact thing!

Post # 8
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Baby’s breath is a filler flower, but the large centerpieces would take about 5 bunches of them each so that’s where it adds up fast.

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