Post # 1
Just got a quote from a florist for $65 for our centerpieces: Low, lush garden style centerpieces done in antique style urns. Centerpieces will be done in white and green with accents of blue. Flowers used will include hydrangea, stock, lisianthus, dianthus, delphinium and sweet pea. Soft seasonal greenery will also be used to accent.
Any ideas for flower swaps I can suggest to the florist that would drop the price a little, ideally to around $55? I’m looking for colors of white and shades of blue (and greenery, to give a more garden/country feel rather than formal).
Post # 3
Are you renting them or buying them? I would not buy them becasue it’s a waste of money, if they use fake flowers so you can “rent”them that would be okay… at a dramatically reduced price of course, like $10 each?
Post # 4
I would just ask the florist. My sister is a wedding florist and she says all the time, If the bride will just let them know what they want to spend they can try and give options to make it work.
Post # 5
Unfortunately, I’m a sucker for real flowers (over silk ones), so we’ll be buying them. I know, I know! But at least the people who live nearby will be able to take them home.
Post # 6
Simply tell your florist exactly what you were looking to spend and she should be able to make it work for you. My florist quoted around the same price and I got her to go $10 cheaper just by simply asking. She just cut out the number of smaller flowers by a flower or two and was able to make it work.
Post # 7
I agree, for a $10 difference they should be able to work with that, either by filling with the cheaper flower or making it not as full. Another option would be to change the vase, or ask if they have containers you can rent.