(Closed) Flower price negotiation?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
74 posts
Worker bee

@Mick26:  wow, that is expensive. Will it be all hydrangeas? At my local flower market here in California, hydrangeas go for $25 – $30 for 10 stems … you’d probably use 2 stems for each of the bouquets and 2 stems for all the boutonnieres and corsages. That’s probably like $60 in supplies and flowers and $1000 in tax, labor, and delivery charges.

Post # 6
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@amethystJCM:  +1


I’m curious to hear a pro weigh in, but IMO that’s way high for hydrangeas. My parents have a bush in their yard, my mother plucked a piece from my grandmother’s house years ago and it has grown like a weed there ever since. Sure they have a season, but they’re not particularly delicate like roses or a lot of other flowers I’ve seen. 

Post # 7
96 posts
Worker bee

I’m the mom of the bride and my daughter really doesn’t care much about what kind of flowers they are as long as they are pretty Sealed


So since I LOVE LOVE LOVE hydrangeas and she is having a tented wedding at a country inn, I figured I could easily make the bouquets and centerpieces myself.  I want everything to have a garden feel, so a very structured bouquet is not the look I am going for.

I found that the BEST prices for hydrangeas online are from BJ’s Wholesale Club (www.bjs.com).  Sam’s Club has a little lower prices, but white hydrangeas were not available when I ordered.


The flowers came in on Thursday for my trial. They were 30 stems for $75 ($2.50 each).  I picked up a dozen hot pink roses at the grocery store because I didn’t want to order 100 roses online just for a trial.  

They came out SO lovely – my daughter requested more color, so we’re going with white hydrangeas, hot pink roses and I’m going to add light pink carnations.


We will have a bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaids bouquets and approximately 20 centerpieces (that might jump to 25 with the way the wedding list is increasing) and it will be WELL under $1,000.   Actually the price is $800, but I’m adding additional in case we end up with 250 people at the wedding instead of our planned 200. That includes vases, submersible lights, vase filler, EVERYTHING.


I gave her the option of going with a florist if she didn’t like the trial, but she LOVED the flowers, as did everyone at the salon she worked at.  YAY – ONE MORE THING TO CHECK OFF THE LIST FOR THEIR MAY 2014 WEDDING!!! SealedSealedSealed

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