Flowers, flowers, flowers! Share your pictures (and your budgets!)

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
Member
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I DIY’d all my flowers and got TONNES of compliments on them. People didn’t believe I did them myself (with the help of my stepmom), especially my bouquet (which I am very sad will not last forever.

I spent $470 on flowers, but had quite a few left over, could probably have spent only $400 and been fine. I ordered 75 white carnations, 75 dark purple carnations, 75 lavender roses, 50 green hydrangeas, 7 bunches (no clue how many it worked out to be) of green button mums, and some filler. The dahlias are from my Dad’s garden.

Here are some pics, of all the flowers in bulk, all the centrepieces, one of me with my bouquet and one close up of the bouquet 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Flowers were a large cost for us as they were very important. We spent over $8,000 on flowers…they were everywhere.

Post # 5
Member
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LilySarah:  Roughly $800 for:

3 bouquets 

3 bouttonnieres

 

12 mason jar arrangements

flower petals for flower girl

Delivery

And he decorated the jars and bouquets for us 🙂

 

Post # 6
Member
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Treejewel19:  Your flower budget was basically my budget for my entire wedding.

I WISH I could have afforded that many flowers, very beautiful!!!!!! 

Post # 7
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@O.My.Heart:  Ha ha, yeah I went a little over board. I knew right away though that they were so important. Every location smelled like heaven. I probably could have saved a ton DIY the flowers but oh goodness with soooo many flowers it would have been a nightmare! The sad part was the end of the night having to leave them behind. I took some home and covered every inch of free space I could.

Love your colors, they are so vibrant and refreshing!

Post # 8
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2325 posts
Buzzing bee

@LilySarah:  I think we spent about $3800 for 12 centerpieces, 7 bouts, 5 bridesmaid bouquets, my flowers, cocktail hour flowers, ceremony pieces, headpieces for the two flowergirls, and the grandmother’s corsages.

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
Member
8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I spent $1540 for:

  • my bouquet/toss bouquet ($185)
  • 5 BM bouquets ($45 ea)
  • 11 bout. ($10-$13.50)
  • 4 corsages (2 ea @ $25 and $18)
  • 11 small floral centerpiece (think 6″ square) ($45 ea)
  • 2 larger displays ($85 and $55)
  • 6 very small vases (think 2″ square with a few flowers) for bar area furniture ($12.50 ea)
  • delivery
  • tax

I don’t have my pictures back yet but here are some we took as we were setting things up.  No pics of our bouquets/larger arrangements until I get my pictures back!  But they were mostly purple and red with some green.  I did my own garland for the ceremony room and nothing else because we were in there all of 15 minutes.  I met with 5 or 6 florists (all who had amazing reviews), and this was the best price.  Others went up to about $1900-2000 for this.

 

 

Post # 10
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4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Our budget is very limited, as we are paying for everything ourselves. I originally planned to order this artificial bouquet from http://www.plumeriasweddingflowerboutique.com/ for about $250:

However, I found the same real-touch flowers on sale for .98/each so I’m going to make it myself, with easily a $200 savings.

I may still purchase flowers from the grocery store or Costco to arrange arround the small, outdoor venue, but our flower budget will not exceed $150.

Post # 11
Member
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

For $150 I got 5 dozen roses for bouquets/buttonieres/corsages/cake decorations AND 10 dozen misc flowers for our 2′ tall centerpieces!

Post # 12
Member
250 posts
Helper bee

@Treejewel19:  Um can I have your budget!!!! I love everything about your decorations!!!!

Post # 13
Member
1504 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I spent a lot on flowers as well. $8,250.00 That included all ceremony and reception flowers and 12 centerpieces and 6 BM’s 6 bouttonnieres, MOB, FOB, My bouquet Husbands Bouttonnier. Cake Flowers, Candy buffett flowers sweetheart table flowers. Sorry for ALL the pics..   Embarassed

 

 

 

Post # 14
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1214 posts
Bumble bee

All beautiful flowers!!

 

Post # 15
Member
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My flowers! I don’t really have an answer for the budget because I used an “elopement package” and my flowers were included in the total. : )

Post # 16
Member
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I only got flowers for the wedding party, our parents and 2 grandmothers.  So it was not alot.  I am highly allergic to flowers so we kept them simple.  Our budget was $600.  We did tall candle centerpieces for the tables, which had a single flower at the base and flowers for the cake (the flower for the centerpieces were left over from what the cake did not need.)

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