- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Wow, I only allotted around 3K for Florals, rentals and decor.. I knew alot of that would be used on rentals since my venue is a private home but my florist Quote was outrageous!!! Came in at about 6K!!!It wasnt just flowers but 6K to rent decor was definately not in the budget! Here’s how Im cutting it!
Flowers- Was quoted a $500 design fee + $2320 for the flowers.. this included Bride Bouquet, (4) BM bouquets, (5) corsages, (2) Bouts,(12) centerpieces with me providing the wine crates to hold them, (6) aisle markers, cake flowers and an arbor for the beach set up $600. Total: $2820 +25% setup/breakdown+tax
Rentals- (4) farm tables $186,Wine barrel cake table $80, Lounge setup (2 couches, 2 chairs, 2 coffee tables, 4 end tables) $600, Drapery for tent (tent is being provided by rental company) $600. Total: $1466+25% setup/breakdown+tax
Lighting- Globe lights $400, Capiz chandelier $200. Total: $600+25% setup/breakdown+tax
Linens-(12) linens for tables(runners by me) $360, (4) linens for highboys $120. Total: $480+25% setup/breakdown+tax
Grand total… $6,508.28 with Delivery/Setup/breakdown/tax
Soooo here’s my solution….DIY!!!
DIY flowers $900 ( Includes Peonies, wine crates, all Bouquets, bouts, Burlap runners,mason jars for candles, floating candles everything!)
DIY Arbor $250 ( materials from Home depot)
Rentals- keeping the farm tables $186, Cheaper lounge furniture $300
Lighting- going with rental company for lighting $300
Linens- going with cheaper linen rental company $250
Grand Total:$2186…It’ll be a lot of work but very worth it!
How did you cut back on your floral/decor cost?