(Closed) How much did you spend on flowers?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: How much did you spend on your flowers?
    0 - $1000 : (30 votes)
    42 %
    $1000 - $2000 : (16 votes)
    23 %
    $2000 - $3000 : (6 votes)
    8 %
    $3000 + : (19 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    no flowers for guest centerpieces: heres my break down: im in oregon..

    Wedding colors – white, purple (eggplant), charcoal gray, orange

    Preferred flowers – roses, stock, hydrangea, gladiola

    Bridal bouquet – European hand tied bouquet with orange roses (spray and

    standard), purple stock tied with gray satin ribbon with ‘bling’ accent $135.00

    Toss bouquet – 5 tiny individual bouquets tied as one $35.00

    Matron of Honor – large nosegay of orange roses and white stock, tied in

    gray satin ribbon with no ‘bling’ $55.00

    4 bridesmaids – match Matron @ $55.00 ea. $220.00

    9 boutonnieres @ $12.00 ea. $108.00

    (Groom – orange rose with purple stock accent; Best man and 4 groomsmen – orange rose with white stock accent; 2 Ring bearers – match groomsmen and use magnets instead of pins; Officiate – orange rose)

    3 Corsages @ $22.00 ea. $66.00

    (Mothers – all white flowers, roses and stock on a wrist ribbon)

    Total bridal party $619.00


    Unity ‘sand’ table – loose flowers arranged around vases and table $25.00

    2 large spray arrangements in Event Floral vases and stands ??

    Total $644.00

    Less deposit -350.00

    Total due $294.00

    Balance will change after alter arrangements are confirmed.

    Post # 4
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Flowers are tough, because not only are the prices different in different areas, the amount of flowers, type, work required are all factors. 

    I think it is helpful to break it down into peices. Cost of wedding.com gives you an overall average cost and breaks it down into brides bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, centerpeices, etc. 

    I’m in Wisconsin, we are going with a local vendor with local seasonal flowers.

    Here’s our breakdown – 

    Bridal bouquet – $180

    Bridemaids – $75 each

    Flower girl headband – $50

    Boutonniers – $10 each

    Corsages – $25

    Bulk flowers for centerpeices (we have hundred of glass vases that we will fill – $500

    Ceremony Flowers – $200

    In memory of flowers – $75

    Total is around $1530. This was pretty average in my area. I met with three other vendors. One was way higher and one was about the same. 

    Hope this helps! 


    Post # 5
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our final flower cost was $3,451.20

    Breakdown as follows:

    Bridal Boquet $125

    Bridesmaids Boquet $85 each * 5 = $425

    Boutonnieres $15 each * 8 (GM & Dads) = $120

    Chair Ties for Ceremony $28 each * 4 (reserved rows) = $84

    (Chair ties were moved to the reception location and used as bathroom flowers)

    Place card/Guest book table arangement: $175

    Cafe/Cocktail Tables $10 each * 8 = $80

    Centerpieces $150 each * 10 = $1500

    Head table arrangement $225 * 2 = $550

    Mantle Arrangement $60

    Pre-tax total: $3144

    Tax (5%): $157.20

    Service Fee: $150

    The wedding took place in Maine and the majority of the flowers were Dahlias that I had picked out myself from a local dahlia farm the fall before the wedding.


    Hope that helps!

    Here are some photos:


    Post # 6
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We paid $725 total and that number made me extremely happy! The prices we got were all over the place, and this one was the lowest by 50%. I live in a metropolitan area of Tennessee. Our florist helped us cut costs by using less expensive flowers in the arrangements people wouldn’t see up close (like the one atop the church altar), and we did manzanita trees with crystals for the centerpieces, with flowers in mint julep cups. My grandmother is a retired wedding florist and told me to expect sticker shock but I had NO IDEA how expensive the quotes would be! The other ways I saved money:

    • Bought my own vases w/ coupons & provided them to the florist – she just told me the sizes


    • DIY’d the flowers in the mint julep cups from 50flowers.com. I use the term DIY loosely bc you just trim them and pop them in 🙂


    • The bouquets pulled double duty. My bms and I put our bouquets in pretty vases when we arrived at the reception


    • HAGGLED! Let your preferred florist know the quotes you received elsewhere


    • Asked if there were less expensive flowers that had the look of my fav $$$ flowers


    • Find out what’s in season


    • Only put pew markers on the pews reserved for family


    • Skipped petals. 1 flower girl carried a small kissing ball, the other two carried a sign.


    • Asked that any leftover flowers be used for the cake instead of ordering extra cake flowers.

  • Skipped big arrangements at the reception venue in favor of rich details. I just did one on the buffet table, and decorated the mantle at the reception venue with our monogram and mercury glass candlesticks.

    Post # 7
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We initially got a quote of just over $600 for a simple head table centerpiece, corsages and bouts, Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets and my bouquet. It’s in a medium-sized WI city. But we’ll be cutting back immensely- I’m expecting it to come to around $200 or less.

    We’re now skipping the head table centerpiece (I’ll just put my bouquet there and call it good, lol), BMs are each carrying a single sunflower, and the bouts and corsages or everyone except FI’s will be a white carnation instead of a white rose.

    Sure, it’s not as fancy as I had in mind, but I decided that the only flowers I care about are my bouquet and FI’s bout, and I’d rather spend the rest of the money on something more permanent than flowers. It’s just about prioritizing- if it’s more important to you, spend more.

    Post # 8
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Not to threadjack, but your flowers were insanely gorgeous! I absolutely love dahlias, and the addition of the twiggy-type material, mums, bells of ireland, orchids, etc made it perfection. Beautiful!

    Post # 9
    14336 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Centerpieces from local farmers market: $30/each * 18

    My bouquet + 3 bm’s $210 from whole foods

    Boutonniere and flower petals 32 for 4 dozen roses from Costco DIY’ed – you can kinda see it on him here.

    So total about $850.

    Post # 10
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Grizz:  Thank you! Our florist was phenomenal, I would recommend her to anyone in mid-coast Maine.

    Post # 11
    588 posts
    Busy bee

    not sure what kind of flowers you are going for, but we told our florist to do whatever is in season and that our budget was $1000. So we need that to work! =)

    that includes brides and bridesmaid bouquet, 25 centerpieces, 4 bouts, head table

    if you just tell them what you want and what your budget is they can work with you

    Post # 12
    1351 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    $1050 so I checked $0-$1000! When she found out I have a Yorkie (well two) and she has one- IMMEDIATE DISCOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Post # 13
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    TOTAL $798


    1 Bridal Bouquet

    1 Maid/Matron of Honor Bouquet

    1 Groom 

    1Bridesmaid or Best Man

    2 Fathers 

    1 Son of Groom (adult son)

    1 MOB wristlet

    5 large decorative vases

    8 centerpieces


    My flowers are Cala Lillies, roses, tuplis


    Anybody in the Boston area contact me. This quote is easily $1000 less than any other florist.  Linda at Braintree Florist wants your day to look great, not to overprice your budget!

    Post # 14
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We paid under 1K, overall, for flowers in rural PA. 

    Our florist did the bouquets, bouts, corsages, altar flowers, and gave us extra flowers for the cake and my hair. 25-30 arrangements there. The price was very good, they weren’t cheap blooms!

    We DIYed the reception centerpieces for $250, by getting the flowers at a local grocery store. Got more than enough flowers for another 30 arrangements.

    Wheee…sorry about the photo bomb!


    Post # 15
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    ours was just over $1000 – I checked $1000-$2000

    my flowers were roses, gladiolus, and lilies.

    I don’t have a full breakdown by cost, but this is what I had:

    1 rose wedding bouquet & 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (all roses)

    2 church arrangements (transferred to reception)

    17 table arrangements (very simple – 1 gladiolus and 1 rose in a tall vase)

    13 bouts (DH, groomsmen, dads, grandpas, ushers, readers)

    5 corsages (moms, grandma, personal attendants)

    1 throw bouquet

    cake flowers


    pics of bouquets and cake flowers with extra centerpieces in the background.


    this was in Northern IL, we got one other quote and that was for $800.

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