Post # 1
I am going to be getting buckets of flowers from the farmer’s market for bouquets and centerpieces. We need 6 bouquets and about 30 centerpieces that will look something like these:
Question: For the bees who have done farmers market bouquets/centerpieces, how much did you spend and what was the quantity of flowers you received?
Also, how many buckets of flowers do you think I’ll need?
Post # 3
We did farmer’s market bouquets, but they were not DIY put together from buckets; we got them from a lady who runs a farmer’s market flower stand, but she assembled the bouquets and boutonnieres for us just like a florist would. She charged me $50 for my bouquet and $35 for the ‘maids. (Her boutonniere and corsage prices ranged from $8-$15 depending on how large and elaborate they were).
For centerpieces, we bought live ivy plants in foil-wrapped pots from a greenhouse for $3 or so apiece, and they doubled as favors that guests were invited to take home and keep as houseplants. (Centerpieces that clean up and dispose of themselves!) They were pretty popular.
Post # 4
We used a farmer’s market florist for bouquets and centerpieces. For 1 bridal bouquet, 3 smaller bridesmaid’s bouquets, and enough flowers for 20 centerpieces in mason jars (which we bought separately), we paid $200. We picked out the flowers ourselves, and I think we ended up with about 4 large buckets (5-gallon size) not including the bouquets. My MIL used to work at a flower shop, so she did all of the arranging, and they turned out beautifully. We actually had some flowers leftover at the end. I really like a natural look, so we used a lot of greenery rather than just large blooms, which helped to keep the cost down.
Bouquet photo by Art Pinney