(Closed) How much to budget for centerpeices?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I just got the quote from my florist today and my centerpieces are $85 each with 10 tables. He told me if you do taller centerpieces they start at $100. It also depends on what kind of flowers you want. I would try to work with your florist to lower the cost or try asking another florist for another quote. Hope this helps! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Can you ask her to see the centerpiece in action? I googled, “moving centerpiece” among other phrases and couldn’t find any examples. It sounds fabulous, but if I were putting down the money, I’d want to see it for myself first. 🙂

Post # 6
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

It sounds like you are pretty set on this moving centerpiece. As suggested, I would ask to see a sample to be sure you think it is worth the price. My florist will do a sample 3-4 months out. Alternatively, you could ask her what she could change to lower the price. Maybe do those on half the tables and a low floral arrangement on the other half to save $$.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

The centerpieces you’ve described sound really incredible!  However, I would definitely ask to see them in “action” before spending that type of money.  There will be a ton of items that you didn’t account for within your budget towards the end that you may not have considered (i.e. gifts, thank you’s and stamps, cake knife/server set, bridal luncheon, food/drinks on the day of the wedding, etc).  You may also tell her that you have X amount to spend on centerpieces and see what she has to offer.  When we did that, we were surprised as to what she could offer us for just $40 per centerpiece (and we were able to keep the vases at the end, which we’re attempting to sell).  Best of luck to you and happy planning!  Smile

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t know if artificial flowers are an option but perhaps you can do a mixture of artificial and real? That should dramatically reduce costs.

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