help me estimate a floral budget

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@TrousseauHorse:  I think it’s going to depend on what flowers you choose.  A bouquet made of carnations is not going to cost nearly as much as a bouquet of peonies. 

Post # 4
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow 17 centerpieces is a lot!  I am guessing they will tell you around 3-4K.  We had two big floral displays used at our ceremony that were moved in front of our sweetheart table for the reception.

ETA:  I missed the chuppah!  I am with the poster below me – 5K

Post # 5
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TrousseauHorse:  For your area, and all of that, I am guessing at least 5k. The big ticket items are going to be the centerpieces and the chuppah. I am sure if you shop around and choose less expensive flowers, etc. that will help the cost, but from recent weddings….yeah 5k at least.

Post # 6
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10989 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@TrousseauHorse:  

 

Depending on the types of flowers and arrangements you decide upon, since you are in a very expensive market, you easily could be receiving estimates of $4,000-$7,000 and up for what you’re seeking.

 

Post # 7
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My flowers are costing 1200 

 

1 bridal bouquet

6 bridesmaids

1 flower girl basket

2 small bouquet for mob and mog 

1cords age for grandma

Blessed mother flowers for church

2 alter pieces for church

Bows for pew ends 

 

Id say yours will beabout 3000-5000 depending on the flowers you choose.

 

Post # 8
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8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would estimate somewhere between $3500-$5000 depending on your flower choices.  And the fact that I have no idea how much they charge for chuppahs!  Could be higher depending on how elaborate you want your centerpieces. 

Post # 9
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Wow just realized you needed 17 centerpieces… I’d say 4000-7000 thousand

 

Post # 11
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@TrousseauHorse:  Based on what we spent which is similiar in numbers and requirements to your list I would say $5k-8K depending on flower types and fullness.

We spent well over $8,000 on our flowers.

Post # 12
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498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Although we arent from the same city, our numbers are very similar – we ended up with 20 centre pieces, 1 bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, 3 wrist corsages and 9 bouts, 6 pew pieces, 2 large peony balls for the church which was then used for reception decor and linens & head table decorations. We ended up having to pay about $7000.

Post # 13
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@TrousseauHorse:  At least twice your budget. Calla lilies are pretty pricey unless you want to get them wholesale yourself. Plus they’re small, so you need a lot for impact. Roses would be a better bet, hydrangeas, or cymbidium orchids. Chuppahs are pricey. Our florist charged $2k for one we were interested in.

Post # 15
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871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@TrousseauHorse:  I am getting something very similar to you (just less centerpieces) and if I upped my centerpiece count to yours (17) it’d be just under 3000 for carnations and lisianthius. I found a florist who owned a shop for 30 years and had semi retired to doing it out of her home so she has no overhead (less cost!) so just search really far and wide! 

Post # 16
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s probably going to cost you a lot!  I spent $360 just for the following:

1 – Bridal Bouquet

3 – Bouquets

4 – Bouts

I suggest looking for DIY ways – My mom planted dahalia’s in their garden this summer so we are using those for centerpieces along with baby’s breathe since it’s cheap!  Your guests won’t even remember the centerpieces.  Don’t waste your money!

I am also planning on getting some flowers from the grocery store the day prior and making some additional arrangements for aisle decor.  

My budget for all flowers is $500.  9 days away!!

 

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