Post # 1
Is 500 an unreasonably low flower budget? I just want a bouquet, four bridesmaids bouquets and fifteen simple-ish centerpieces. I’m open to DIY but can’t figure out how to put together different combos of flowers to make it look awesome.
Post # 3
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 # 4
Oh no!!! Dang it. Every time I budget a certain amount it gets blown up. I’m already at 14000 for what I wanted to be a 9000 wedding 🙁
Post # 5
You can bulk flowers online or at places like Costco and Sam’s Club; Here are a few sites:
I would search google for center piece images and bouquet images. Even a simple cluster of roses tied together would be very pretty. Good luck trying to keep things under budget!!!
Post # 6
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
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
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
so sorry, I didn’t realise those pics were so massive!
Post # 10
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 # 11
Oh gosh…thanks guys. I guess I will eventually have to suck it up and pull more money our of our empty pockets for some flowers:)
Post # 12
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
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.