(Closed) Overpriced florist? Should I keep looking?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@garden_bride:  where are you located? this makes a difference… I can say I am in the bay area ( very pricey and I found someone to do

25 wreaths around the manzanita centerpieces i DIY’dof green and hydrangas

bridal boquet of mini calla lillies

8 bm calla lily bouquets

14  calla lilly boutineers

3 coursauges

2 arrrangments for the reception ( callas, roses, hydrangeas, ranculus)

one low and long (2-3 feet) arrangement for the sweetheart table ( callas, roses, hydrangeas, ranculus)

two flower girl bouquets

and TWO deliveries, one to the church and one to the venue and set up

for $900

I called EVERY florist in a 30 mile radius. She was my second appointment.

But 60 centerpieces? yes that IS a big job!

Post # 5
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

why 60 centerpieces? how many people can fit at a table?


my venue said 8-10 so im trying to max out each table at 10 guests… 21 tables…

Post # 7
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

o shoot… okay um have u taken the list and photos of what she is gonna do to other florist… that might be the best deal u are gonna get… i think i went to 8 florists with the basic what flowers colors i wanted and design and all of them gave me their quotes. but i ended up going with the middle quote because i just had a good feeling

Post # 8
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@garden_bride:  This sounds like a RIDICULOUSLY good deal!  Sounds like you have  a much higher headcount than we had (we had 160), and for 15 tables of centerpieces (mixed tall and short) plus bouquets and bouts and 2 corsages, we paid just over $2k!

Post # 11
8884 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

The price sounds pretty darn good to me! You are getting A LOT for your value.

I did a lot of pricing on flowers (real and fake) for my wedding of 120 people. With much less people and less than half those flowers, the quote was over $2000.

Post # 12
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It is a very high quote… However, you have a very large list 🙂

We paid $500 (in a small town… and we haggled with the florist) to get:

  • Bride’s Bouquet
  • Toss Bouquet
  • 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquet
  • 9 Bouts (Groom, 3 Groomsmen, 2 Dads, 2 Ring beares, 1 Grandfather)
  • 4 Corsages (2 Moms and 2 Grandmothers)

No centerpieces at all, no uplighting, no head table decor, etc… I think you are getting a great deal!

Post # 13
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I almost choked seeing the price, but when you consider what you are getting, the sheer volume of flowers and centerpieces and also your area I think that is probably fair. Also I demand pictures of all these flowers afterwards, that all sounds ah-ma-zing!

Post # 14
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For what you’re getting, I think that’s an awesome deal. 

Post # 16
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Angelz_love:  Was this in the San Francisco bay area?  If yes, can I ask which florist you used?

 @garden_bride:  Considering I’ve been quoted for much, much less (and only 15 centerpieces) at $1,500, I’d say this is a great deal!  And I would love to see pictures of your tables, it sounds like your going to have quite a beautiful event.

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