- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
So I’ve been slacking lately and with only 6 months until the wedding a florist was honestly the last thing on my mind. I set up an appt today and I am blown away…still! lol I want manzatia branches as my centerpiece, I found them for $19 each on saveoncrafts.com. For 2 branches at each table it would have cost us roughly $600, just for branches. I also would have had to get vases either from the reception hall if they had them in the size we need or I would have had to buy them on my own. Plus I would have had to buy the hanging crystals too. When I told her about what I was doing, she showed me that she has the same branches and the same hanging crystals. She told me that would would rent me each centerpiece for only $25 each, including the vase and set up. I was shocked when she told me this and triple checked with her to make sure she was right. I’m so relieved because now I don’t have to stress about ordering them, paying for shipping, ordering the hanging crystals, and trying to sell everything afterwards. Total is only $375
She then quoted me for my flowers. My bouquet is only $120 for roses, hydrangeas, and stephanotis with diamonds in the bouquet. For all 5 of my girls, their bouqtuets are $25 each wtih 18-20 hot pink carnations and black feathers, I get the mothers corsages for free, the ring bearers are $6 each, the groomsmens, 1 father and 1 grandfather are $8 each, we’re also getting 1 for each of our grandmothers.
The entire total came to $660.19 after tax and this is also including her coming to my venue the day of the set up all of my centerpieces. This takes such a huge lift off my shoulders because I was going to DIY flowers for everyone but me and all of the centerpieces. Honestly, I just can’t beat this.