(Closed) flowers….how much did you spend? diy?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How much are your flowers for your wedding?
    $1000 > $2000 : (25 votes)
    27 %
    >$2000 : (25 votes)
    27 %
    I'm DIYing them : (36 votes)
    39 %
    I'm DIYing them : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m DIY-ing them, and spending around $200-$300 total for everything

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    100 is a lot, but I got quoted between 60-75 for simple ones from florists in PA. It depends on where you live, but sadly that doesn’t sound so out of the ordinary to me. There are plenty of girls around here who did their own for like $10 a table. I paid a florist and mine were about $60/table.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee

    I’m only getting personal flowers – NO decorations so they’re fairly cheap – $360 for a brides bouquet, 3 BM bouquets, a FG bouquet, 8 bout’s, and a corsage for my mom.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    There is no option for no DIY and less than $1000. I’m getting a florist and it’s only costing me $700 with delivery and everything. I’d honestly rather someone else worry about it.

    BTW, my huge centerpieces, complete with lighted water, branches, and hanging candles are only costing $30 a piece. $100 is highway robbery.

     

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Can you do it yourself? I’m ordering mine from fifty flowers and they have such awesome deals on their flowers.

    Post # 9
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m planning to spend $250 or less on flowers, but I’m not doing floral centerpieces. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m paying $250 for personal flowers (only two people in the wedding party), doing candle centerpieces, and DIYing ceremony flowers.  I’ll have 18 mason jars filled what whatever flowers I pick from my garden or pick up at the farmer’s market that day.  It’s way easier to DIY if you’re really flexible about things like specific type of flower or even color.  For those, I will be spending less than $100.  Those quotes for bouquets sound really high- what types of flowers are you asking for?

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    We paid around $400 but we had DIY flowers out the wazoo.   Bouquets and centerpieces and huge arrangement of flowers in the entrance of the house and at the church. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    $350 on everything, including 6 boutonneirs, 7 bouquets, 2 corsages, and flower petals for the tables. We did candle+vase+water type lighting with petals

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    here is my budget breakdown

    I live in the city. Flowers are expensive AND I went to two other places before this one that didn’t give me quite as much bang for my buck. one place quoted me $3500 for carnation centerpieces among other flowers in the proposal. wtf?

    SO here’s what we came up with:

    Bride: Bouquet-black mini calla lilies with sunset underpinning, statement size colored gems and feather accent:$250

    6 BM: $75 each;FG: $35;Ring Bearer: $5;MOB/MOG $35 each;FOG/FOB: $10 each;Grandma: $25;GPa:$10;Readers: $35 altogether

    For the ceremony-Renting two column for two arrangements from the recepion to sit on$50;bar area decor$140;place card table $75; 16 centerpieces $1400; extra enhancements $300; delivery/setup/room turn/strike$500/tax$207.30

    Florals are going to be (sunset colors) rothchilds, safari sunset, pinsushions, etc…crystals, feathers, funky elegance. And we are paying in cash so we get a 5% discount. It’s a lot, but I’m lazy so I’ll pay for the services. I also have no idea what this is going to look like-we didn’t do a mock up and I want to be suprised!!!

     

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are having a florist do my bouquet, three bm bouquets, 11 bouts and 9 corsages with some single blooms for floating in our centerpieces.  The total is under $1000 for all that including delivery and setup.  I should note however that our florist is a very small local business in the midwest and the woman is growing 90% of the flowers for our needs in her own humongous garden, rather than getting them from a separate grower.  The only flowers she has to get from someone else are the cymbidium orchids for the bouts. 

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I got a great deal today..9 low centerpieces, 1 tall (the tall will be curly willow, dendrobium, hanging votives and beads and some flowers at the base_, manzanita with beads for cocktail main table, brides bouq, 4 bm bouq, 10 bouts, 5 corsages, a few flowers for the back end chairs, and the cake flowers…all for 1000 (including set up, delivery, tax, and vases) yay 🙂

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