Post # 1
Still debating if I want to go with real touch or real flowrs. We have an appt today with a florist for a real flowers quote. However I found the exact floral arrangement that I want for our fall wedding. This is what she quoted me for real touch (faux) flowers…………
Real touch bridal package quote $511.00:
1 Bridal Bouquet: $210.00 – 11″ in diameter (large size) made with real touch calla lilies in dark orange and purple, real touch fuji mums in purple, silk bells of ireland in green, real touch and silk french rose bud in orange, mini sangria tiger lilies, sangria cosmos, green with burgundy striped orchids and hypericum berries. Wrapped in ivory with brooch at the top of the handle.
2 Bridesmaids bouquets: $80.00 each- 8″ in diameter (standard size)Smaller versions of your bouquet minus the tall bell of ireland. Wrapped in your choice of ribbon color with rhinestone embellished handle.
4 Boutonnieres: $10.50 each: Smaller purple calla, hypericum berries and bell of ireland petal wrapped in your choice of satin ribbon with a double french-knot overlay and rhinestone brooch. (minus rhinestone brooch I forgot to take that out and FI is not going to wear it LOL).
1 Wrist Corsage: $15.00 for pin-on or ribbon tie at wrist made with 2 purple smaller callas, green stripes phalaenopsis orchids and hypericum berries. Wrapped in your color choice of satin ribbon.
1 Flower girl basket: $45.00 in ivory satin with silk flowers in sangria and orange.
1 Cake topper: orange real touch roses, small purple callas, sangria mini lilies and green silk orchids and a bit of greenery for $39.00.
Post # 3
That sounds like what it would cost for live flowers.
Post # 4
@Nurse_Bee: That’s what I am thinking but wasn’t sure.
Post # 5
Very high for real touch flowers. Real touch are more expensive than silk, but not nearly as much as real flowers. Those prices you posted there are what your real flowers will cost, most likely.
Post # 6
@jenilynevette: I hope it is then because I prefer real but thought saving money would be the way to go with real touch / silk. I have an appt today with a florist at 4 pm and I am going to show her pics of what I would like and see how much she quotes me. I really hope it comes under or at the quote I received for the faux flowers. If it does, I will go with real 🙂
Post # 7
Thats High for real touch. Yeah. if you are going to spen the money then do real. Let us know and pics.
Post # 8
Real touch quote was $511
Live flowers quote was $ 565 – has to substitute one or two flowers since these were not around for October. This is invluding a $90! fee to my house and she is literally 10 minutes away from me. This is a woman that works out of her home and her overhead is lower than a floral shop so I know if I go to a floral shop they will charge me probably just as much or maybe even more that the $565
FI has asked me to contact the real touch floral woman that I got the $511 qupte from to see if she can make us one of the bridesmaids bouquet and ship to me and i will of course pay her for that beforehand ($80) to see what it will look like in person. She has no returns and I have only seen pics online. He said he wants to see it in person and if we both like it we will order the $511 package. If we don’t then we are only out $80 for one bouquet. At first he was hesistant to do real touch but now looking at cost and also having to worry about another vendor on day of and other reason why people go with real touch it is making more sense to him.
So I contacted her and waiting on her response to se if she can make me one bridesmaid bouquet and ship to me beofre I order entire package.
Post # 9
real touch flowers actually CAN get as expensive as real flowers. The bonus with them, if you don’t mind dusting, is that you can keep your flowers forever.
Post # 10
I agree with honeybee, real touch flowers can be very expensive. So I don’t think the florist is trying to rip you off or anything..
Post # 11
I think it’s a good quote and real touch flowers you can keep forever where as live flowers die within the week and you have nothing by nice pictures. What are you doing for flower girl basket ? For $45 ?
Post # 12
What are real touch flowers? *off to google*
Post # 13
@jessyrez: I’m getting real touch flowers for my destination wedding because I’m picky and I’m not sure they will have my exact colours at the destination to match my bridesmaid dresses and decor. I’m paying $684 for my real touch flowers. Mine includes:
1 bride bouquet (orchids and plumerias and added extra bling)
1 toss bouquet
6 bridesmaid bouquets
6 groomsmen boutonnieres
1 groom boutonniere
2 ring bearer boutonnieres
2 flower girl pomanders
loose flowers for the cake
Here is a picture of what my flowers will look like :
Post # 14
We decided to take the $45 floewr girl basket out. She would have given us an ivory basket with real touch flowers on each side of the basket and some simple streamer ribbons on side and petals inside. not sure we are going to do that though. We may just get a simple ivory basket somewhere cheaper and put petals inside.
Post # 15
What gets to me is the $90 delivery fee. I know each company has their own fees but I think it’s ridiculous the real flower florist wants to charge me $90 just for delivery when I am literally 10 minutes from her and there is no set up for her to do – they’re just bouquets, bouts, and a corsage
Post # 16
That price is similar to what I’m paying my florist (high quality silks and real touch), but your bridal bouquet and boutonnieres are a higher price than what I’m paying ($185 bouquet and $7.50-8.50 for boutonnieres). Our corsages are right around the same price as what you were quoted, but we don’t have a flower girl basket (which seems kind of high at $45).
I don’t mind paying a higher price (similar or equivalent to fresh flowers) for the better quality artificial flowers because they look real, my BMs and I can keep them, and both a friend and a coworker used the same florist for their weddings as we are and the flowers were excellent. They both had really nice, full bouquets packed with flowers that looked just like fresh, and not the really small bouquets with just a few flower stems like some of the ones I’ve seen elsewhere.
My coworker who used the same florist warned me ahead of time that they book up far in advance so to reserve early (which I did), but if you are interested in contacting them, let me know and I’ll post or message you their info. They might be available or they might already be booked. They’re located in the Detroit area (only about an hour N of us) so we drove up and met with them in person when we booked, but we’ve been communicating by phone and eMail for months. They ship orders, but we’ll be driving up to pick up ours since we go up to that area quite frequently during baseball season to watch the Tigers play.