Post # 1
I’m freaking out a little bit over the cost of flowers, i know it will be beautiful and our florist is SUPER reasonable, due to her working from her home to keep overhead costs down. I know that 10% of your budget is supposedly suppsoed to be flowers, and that is what ours will end up being around, but with our already small than average budget ($12,000), it is just a really big chunk. Anyone not have flowers or scale down alot and wish they had gone ahead and splurged? Did you spend 10% of your budget on flowers or more/less?
Post # 3
my projected expense $150-200–for fresh red roses
less, my big expense is reception 10,000- 14,000 depending on how many people show up
flwoers I want red beautiful roses, so I am doing my own, $2 glass vases from walmart very simple and round
then 0.65/stem red roses from my grocery store
$150.00 for everything, boutonierres, bouquets, centerpieces; I already made a bouquet my sis and nieces for practice when my mom arrived, they loved it
Post # 4
I spent $200 on flowers…all fake, on sale half off at michaels and my mom made them.
Post # 5
I have bought all of mine already and made my bouquet – still need to actually make my bridesmaid’s, throw away and boutonierres – but I have all the flowers needed.
I spent $20 on my bouquet & then went and spent another $110 for all the others for a grand total of $130.00
my flowers are all silk – burnt orange orchids & cream colored Lilies.
I refused (no offense to anyone) to buy fresh flowers only to throw them out the next day.
Post # 6
I’m ordering my flowers from a florist but we are not getting any flowers for decorations. So for the bouquets, boutinniere, coursages I’m going to spend about $600 (which is only about 2% of my budget).
Post # 7
About $950 in mostly Roses, some carnations. (6 BM’s, 6 GM, Bride, Groom, Parents, Grandparents, flowers for cake). Our total budget was around 18k. I love fresh flowers, and just couldn’t skimp out too much in this department, but I did compromise on the centerpieces (ended up making candles & rocks in hurricane vases).
Post # 8
depends on your reception site and how simple you can go. i have already locked in a florist, and i think it’s too much money. if i could go back, i would have tried something like this below. since we’re doing a simple white tent, white table cloth, white chairs, etc. You can find fun bottles and vases fairly cheaply.
Post # 9
At first I didn’t really care about any of the flowers except MY bouquet (selfish much? LOL) but after talking with my (new) florist and looking through her portfolios I decided to SPLURGE! After being quoted $200 for my bouquet that wasn’t even that detailed (first florist’s prices were high b/c he doesn’t do retail flowers so he has to pay more so I have to pay more) and basically being brushed off (former florist said it was because he would have to charge too much but I’m fairly sure it was because I wouldn’t SPEND enough) I went to the person he recommended. I’m getting like 10x more stuff (more details, more flowers for Moms, bouts, an archway and 120 3" pots of ferns for favors) for $950 after taxes. Plus new florist is sweet as pie, loves that our wedding is "untraditional" and is doing EXACTLY what I want. So although I didn’t want to tell FI what it would cost I’m really happy with it. Could we do without the extras (arch, etc)? Sure, but would I be happy on W-Day – probably not! 😀 My happiness is worth the extra $$. Oh we’re going the DIY route for centerpieces (candles, rocks, sand, glass globes and wrapped cardboard boxes), and our venue needs no decorations so we’re saving money there. 😀
Post # 10
I think it all depends on where you live, season and what type of flowers you are having. With that being said. My wedding is in San Francisco and my flower bill is probably a little much but I chose some pricey things. I did shop around and our reception is going to be filled with white flowers and candles. We are paying almost $3,000.
Post # 11
I’m using silk flowers. I spent about $135 on them. But they are "custom made" I guess you could say. The lady had to go out and buy the blue flowers because she didn’t have them at her house. 16 piece set. And she’s including a few flowers bunches for me to make the grandmother corsages.
Here’s a picture of an idea of what they are going to look like. She used brown, blue, ivory, & cream. [attachment=206329,19207]
Post # 12
my total budget is the same as yours. I am spending a total of $375 on flowers. This includes bride and 2 BM bouquets, all the boutes. for the guys and corsag. for the mothers/grandmothers, pew decorations and 2 arrangements for the church. My caterer includes centerpieces for the tables in their price, so I don’t have to worry about that and we will bring the decorations from the church over. If you want to save on flowers you could look at alternatives for table centerpieces (like candles, or fewer flowers with more decorative vases).
Post # 13
Our total cost is $150 for my bouquet, a toss bouquet, MOH bouquet, 6 bouts, 3 corsages and loose petals from a local Silk Florist.
Post # 14
3K. However, I really, really want the wow factor when people walk into the reception. I want this without me having to do any DIY. That includes the bridal party flowers, so I think for Philly I got a good deal.
Post # 15
Flowers were a HUGE chunk out of my small budget but they are also very important to me. I compromised on my dress and guest list so I could have beautiful flowers everywhere. Our flower bill is coming to $1800 and our total budget is 10K.
Post # 16
Hmm..I never investigated using silk flowers. Dang! I am using fresh wildflowers from a local farm and the total bill will be right around $800 for a 2 alter arrangements, a bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaids bouquets, 9 boutes, 4 corsages and a flower girl basket. The farm does the design and delivers. The flowers at the reception are also fresh wildflowers cut from the site’s beds and are included in the rental cost of the venue.