(Closed) Insight on Flowers & budget

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AluvsN4eva:  This is going to depend on your location and the time of year. Roses can be pricey. The only way to make sure you’re getting a deal is to shop around and get quotes from local vendors to compare. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yeah – it really depends on where you are from. You are getting a similar amount of flowers that I am, and it is costing me just short of $2K. However, everything in Canada is more expensive than it is in the US 😛

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AluvsN4eva:  If you want to keep costs down, find out what flowers are in season in your area. Supply and demand….

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I got 4 bouquets, mine included, 6 boutonnieres, and 6 centerpieces with glass vases I get to keep, which came to just over $900 with taxes and delivery/set up. My flowers will be mostly roses, but with a few other varieties in the same price bracket mixed in.

I found several vendors who run their business out of their homes, and their quotes tended to be lower, so I would recommend starting there if you can. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@love108:  THIS

 

If youre just using all roses, i think it would be easy to create these yourself with a kit sold at costco/sams club!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@AluvsN4eva:  yeah, but like I said, cost of living here is WAY higher. This was the best deal I found (you’d be surprised how much some people spend on flowers for their weddings around here!). I’m sure you will find a much better deal. And as some PPs have mentioned, Costco has a great deal on roses and you could look into doing your bouquets yourself and with the help of some friends and family.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AluvsN4eva:  Could you try looking into a floral school?  Or someone who is new to the bussiness/ does it as a side job?  How about looking on craigslist?  

My flowers were done by one of my mom’s co-workers who used to be a professional florist.  She charged me for flowers from Sam’s Club, (and other sources I think?), we provided some of the flowers (that my mom grew, or we picked up from farmer’s markets).  My final bill plus tip was $500.  

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would also advise as OPs – Sam’s Club or Costco or grocery stores (they have florists on site).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We got a similar amount of flowers, but no roses (hydrangea bouquets, calla lily bouts, and delphinium and orchid corsages) for around $500 including labor, tax, delivery. 

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