Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2013 - Genetti's in Dickson City, PA
I’m looking for some opinions and guidance. I met with my first florist last night and was very happy with her. She was beyond kind, threw ideas out, was honest, and very down to earth. I felt like she was the kind of person I could take out to dinner and have a great time with 🙂 My fi’ however was not as impressed. Part of it, I think, is because he’s beyond sticker shocked with wedding planning. He thinks that our flower quote was too high. I’d like to get some opinions, if you wouldn’t mind…
My bouquet will be pure blue hydrangea.
For my handsome groom:
My girls will be carrying large baby’s breath bouquets:
For the men:
for the dads:
and the moms:
So here’s our breakdown:
1 bridal (hydrangea)
1 groom’s bout (hydrangea)
6 bridesmaid (baby’s breath)
flower girl petals
4 grooms men (baby’s breath with twine)
2 father (rose/baby’s breath)
2 mother (rose/ baby’s breath corsage)
and our price quote was $340+ tax.
Is that a good quote? I’ll be honest, I have no idea with any of these things….
Post # 3
That seems reasonable (I’m used to Philly pricing, so this seems nice an inexpensive). We’re doing hydrangeas too, and our florist suggested silk for the boutonniere because they tend to get limp and brown quickly in boutonniere form.
Post # 4
Sounds really good to me, part of why it is so inexpensive (to me) is based off the flowers you picked (only 3 different ones total, and I think baby’s breath is pretty inexpensive).
I have almost the same #s as you, except one less Bridesmaid or Best Man and one less Groomsmen, but 3 extra bouts. And the cheapest I could get for personal flowers was around $700. And I got quotes from 5 different florists. It has a lot to do with what flowers you use.
Post # 5
That is an awesome price. I did my own flowers using only roses and calla lillies and spent about $280 and I had less BM/GM than you. Based on what you listed, the flowers themselves would be in the $240 range and then add another $10-15 for ribbon/twine/stem tape and it seems like your florist isn’t making much money on this unless she’s getting a kickass deal on flowers.
Post # 6
@RheannaRaye: Considering my Fiance and I are paying almost $2k for flowers, I would say that this is a really good deal especially for all the flowers for the bridal party! I know my florist is charging me $500 for just the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
That’s a ridiculously low price.
Post # 8
That is a super awesome price. I live in Indianapolis and have met with 4 florists and the best price I could get from someone that actually seemed to know what they were doing was $885 which included:
4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets
head wreath for flower girl
and 12 centerpieces
That price also includes delivery and setup and I’m really pretty thrilled with it, she worked really well with me to get down to the budget I needed.
Post # 9
Your Fiance needs to be educated in what a good job you did picking out flowers that fit your budget yet look amazing. You’ve done a great job keeping costs down. 🙂
But it wouldn’t hurt to shop around and get a few more quotes.
Does the $340 include fees like set up and delivery? If so, it’s a great price. If not, it might be a hair too high. Still good though.
Post # 10
That price is really great! My bouquet is $250 (was $150 without the expensive Gardenia).So you definitely found an awesome florist and selectred in season, beautiful flowers. I also really like the design you picked.
Post # 11
In my opinion that is fair(ish). It’s a tad high as baby’s breath is very inexpensive, and hydrangeas aren’t that bad either, but if they are delivering them or something, then it’s perfectly fair.
I’d meet with another florist, get a quote for the EXACT same thing, and go with the cheaper of the two.
My first florist quoted me 1000 higher than my second for very similar thing.
Post # 12
Ask recent brides in your office, the gym, whereever–find out what the market rates are in Scranton.
Disclaimer: I was so sticker-shocked by flower prices, I’m ordering boxed flowers and doing the bouquets myself. I’m likely a complete idiot, because I’m not at all crafty. I might want to change my answer on 8/18 to Yes, that’s a smokin’ deal.