Post # 1
My flower breakdown is:
1 Bridal Bouquet -light pink garden roses (5) , stephanotis (10) , lavender stock (5) , and white hydrangia (4)
1 Made of Honor – same as me but a bit smaller
5 Bridesmaids – light pink gerbera daissy, lavendar stock, white hydrangia
2 Bouquets to be presented to grandmother and mother during ceremony ( smaller than bridesmaids)
10 Bouts – Dendronium Orchids (3 in each)
I’m paying $1,000 for delivery and vases so that the bouquets will be center pieces as well
I have some regret because $1,000 seems like a lot for flowers. Talk me out of my regret!
Post # 2
Your flowers sound lovely! I used a lot of garden roses, too. Honestly, $1,000 for all that doesn’t seem like too bad a deal. I used a florist from my hometown (about an hour away from the city I live in) to save money and mine still came to over $500. I had my bridal bouquet, which was pretty big and made of garden roses and calla lilies interspersed with feathers and hypericum berries; 4 small bridesmaid bouquets, which had garden roses, pincushions, spray roses, billy balls, and hypericum berries; 2 mothers corsages that were pretty simple; and 7 boutonnières which were just the berries attached to a white peacock feather. That’s it. Compared to that, I don’t think you did too badly. I was a little squicky about the cost of flowers too, but then I figured that those were what I really wanted and in the end, when I see how gorgeous they are in the wedding photos, I’m glad we shelled out for them.
Post # 3
$1000 seems like alot to me because I refuse to spend more than a few hundred on flowers. I wouldn’t say it’s uncommon to spend $1000+ on flowers, it really just depends on your priorities. If flowers are a big deal to you, then go for it! If you feel like you could use that money elsewhere, find a cheaper option.
Post # 4
I got a quote from one place that was 728 for A LOT less flowers than you just mentioned. However, I didn’t go with that florist. I found a cheaper one that I like. That being said, you are getting a lot of flowers, and your flowers include hydrangeas and orchids, which are known for being costly. I think the price is probably fair. If you aren’t sure, do what I did–shop around:)