(Closed) Flower Budget

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Unfortunately, it might be, depending on where you live and the specifics of what you want. For reference, I’m spending around $1500 for a bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets, 6 boutineers, 2 corsages, an arbor, flowers for the cake, and 6-10 centerpieces. We’re using mostly roses and hydrangea, with button mums, freesia, hypericum berries, and wax flowers as filler. The only ‘expensive’ flowers we’re including are a few garden roses in the bouquets. That $1500 includes all design work and setup. From what I’ve seen, I’m getting a VERY good deal.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Search google for tutorials as well.  Is anyone in the family interested in flower arranging?  My FMIL loves it, she did a cheap evening course in it a while back, so we’re doing them ourselves the day before.  That said, we don’t have to do centerpieces (venue does them) so it’s just (!) 5 bouquets, flower girls, pew ends and a scatter of bouts.

Between the flower market and the cheapest supermarket, using lots of carnations, tulips, some roses and a few peonies, I hope to get out on about 400 quid. If you go for striking, one colour block type arrangements, like these, you should find it simple enough to achieve a good result.

 

 

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Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My sister found someone that bought her flowers wholesale and put together 1 bridal boquet, 5 bridesmaid boquets, 1 flower girl boquet, 1 throw boquet, 3 coursages, 8 boutineres all under $400.  It’s definitely do-able.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It seems kind of low for everything you want. If you do really simple arrangements or submerged flowers you’ll use less.

I’m DIYing and only doing my bouquet and 10 centerpieces and mine are $650

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

so sorry, I didn’t realise those pics were so massive!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t want to discourage you from shopping around, so still do it & see what people can do for you, but my guess is that it’s low.  I’m in the Baltimore area & am getting 1 bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 3 corsages & about 11 or 12 centerpieces for a little over $1,000 . . . and that was a great price for me.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we’re spending $1800 for 20 centerpieces (tall and short, split in half), 4 altar pieces, 10 pew cones, cake table flowers, toss bouquet, bridal bouquet, 5 bm bouquets, 8 bouts, 2 corsages

and we went with a lady that does it as a second job out of her house…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

In order to get what you want in that budget, you will most likely have to DIY your flowers.  A  bride’s bouquet alone will run over $100 (and thats for something pretty simple) from a florist.

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