(Closed) Flower budget

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you can definitely find a florist to make it happen.  I’m spending just under $1100, and I’m getting my bridal bouquet, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 junior bridesmaid bouquet, bouts for the groom, 5 groomsmen, 2 fathers, and 1 grandfather, coursages for 2 moms and 1 grandmother, pomanders and a fabric aisle runner for the church, and a large statement piece for the escort card table. 

I’m DIY my centerpieces (martha-inspired lace candles), so that’s why there are no floral centerpieces in the quote, but I think I got a fantastic deal!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the flowers are lush red garden roses and white ranunculus.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would think it would be hard to get all that for $1000.  I would think it’d be possible to do everything but the centerpieces for $1000.  But 8 centerpieces alone could cost $1000.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you prepared to have really small/simple centerpieces?  Because a good sized arrangement of mid-priced flowers (not like carnations) would probably be at least $60-$100 I’d think.

Bridal bouquets are commonly $100-200 per.

Depending on pricing in your local area, I think $2k total is probably more realistic.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My quote is very similar to that. In addition, I had the ceremony trellis decorated and aisle decorated. For everything I was quoted $2200. I would say without the trellis and aisle decorations (and 2 less centerpieces), it would be $1500. It also depends on flower type and size though. Plus, my florist tried really hard to give me a great price. Hope this helps!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our flowers were $450 including delivery with a professional florist (one of the two major ones who do weddings in town).

1 bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 2 corsages, 6 boutonnieres, 10 centerpieces (but very not elaborate), and bags of rose petals

If I had added 3 bouquets, 1 boutonniere, and some decoration to be similar to yours, I would have figured around $700 total.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it can be done, you just have to shop around.  I’m getting:

one bridal bouquet

four BM bouquets

7 boutonnieres 

all for under $200.

I Just looked and looked on line for local gardens.  I found a lady who has a business out of her house.  She has a HUGE garden in her back yard.  So I paid her a visit and she showed me around her gardens, it was awesome.  Before I agreed to anything I asked around and looked at her portfolio.  AWESOME!  She said she’s able to give me such a great price, because we are using flowers from her garden ( dahlias. hydrangeas…and a few others that I forgot the names of, but they are pretty) and she doesn’t have any over head, its just her and her garden.  So look around, I think you’d be surprised!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

one option is to supply the glass containers for the centerpiece yourself, that might save you a few bucks.  you can pick them up super cheap at places like michael’s or ac moore. 

another option is to try the local supermarket that has a floral department.  i got quoted around $450 for 1 bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaid’s bouquets, 10 boutonnières, 3 wrist corsages, and 18 centerpieces, but I am supplying the glassware. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re spending $720 on flowers. We’ve ordered:

1 bouquet for me (Avalanche Roses (or peonies – haven’t decided yet, they cos the same I just haven’t picked one!), hyaciths, tulips & Freesias)    $150

4 Bridesmaids Bouquets – same flowers just slightly smaller      $100 each

8 Bouts with roses, berries and camelia-             $10 each

4 Rose corsages with camelia & berries               $15 each

Throwaway Bouquet                         $30

 

We have not ordered any centrepieces or decorations. We’re doing our centrepieces ourselves, we’re getting married in a rose garden and they told us if we bought our own cutters we could raid their rose garden. So I got a heap of pretty mason jars and we’re just gonna have posies of roses in them.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

where do you live I have a great woman in NYC and she services NJ and NY and she is soooooo amazing and soooo good there web site iswww.laflordesign.com

I got my bouquet = 150

9 brides maids = 270

4 large tall centerpieces = 88each 352

8 small centerpieces= 50 each 400

and a head table arrangement =55

$1227 which is not bad if you see what the centerpieces look like they are beautiful and have crystals hanging from my bouquet and the large centerpieces

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@OP, I would think being in Pasedena you’d have a huge range of florist options. You prob have already heard these tips but

1) Don’t choose out of season flowers. They’ll get them for you but it’ll be at a premium

2) For centerpieces, use your own vases. Dollar store vases are just fine when sitting on a table! Or Michael’s or Hobby Lobby or whatever. 

Those floating centerpieces are really (REALLY) easy to do. Seriously. That’s what we’re doing and it’s just adding distilled water, some petals and popping a candle on top. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re budgeting $500 for our flowers.  They aren’t that important to us so we don’t want to spend too much.  I’m getting the bouquets, bouts and corsages from Costco.  For a rose bridal bouquet, it’s $60, bridesmaid bouquets are $30 and bouts are 2 for $10!

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