What did you spend on flowers ?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: how much you spent on flowers/plan to spend
    0-500 : (98 votes)
    32 %
    501-1000 : (59 votes)
    19 %
    1001-2000 : (60 votes)
    20 %
    2001-3000 : (31 votes)
    10 %
    3001-4000 : (21 votes)
    7 %
    4001-5000 : (7 votes)
    2 %
    5001-6000 : (9 votes)
    3 %
    6001-7000 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    7k+ : (17 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    We spent about $650 on flowers. That was for two arrangements for the ceremony, my bouquet, and 4 bridesmaids’ bouquets from the florist, as well as supplies for 7 boutonnieres and 5 corsages for the groomsmen/fathers/mothers/grandmothers that my mom put together.

     

    Our budget for our whole wedding was about $12 000

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    4043 posts
    Honey bee

    @LovesBeingAMrs:  We spent $275 on flowers for my bouquet, 4 bridesmaids bouquets, a toss bouquet, 6 bouts, two corsages and a bag of petals.

    Our total wedding budget is $10,000, so it was about 2% of the budget.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We spent just over 500 on 1 bridal bouquet, 1 toss bouquet, 2 BM bouquets, 5 bouts and 2 corsages.

    Our budget was about 15,000, so it was a small portion.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We are spending around $1,800 on flowers and our total wedding cost is around $15,000

    Post # 9
    Member
    4043 posts
    Honey bee

    @LovesBeingAMrs:  Yeah, I worked with a local florist after telling her what my budget was. I said I wanted to stay under $300. She was able to do that by doing white carnation bouquets for the BMs and the GM bouts and then doing lillies for my bouquet and my FI’s bout.

    Post # 10
    Member
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Around $100.  Mine were from another bride on Craigslist who had a bunch of silk orchid flowers, centerpieces, bouquets, and one boutonniere.  I used the extra flowers to make more boutonnieres.  They all looked real and everyone commented on how much they liked them.

    Our total cost ended up being around $6000.  So I would say the flowers were around 2% of the buget 🙂

     

     

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We’re hoping to spend no more than $1500 on flowers…but in our area, that’s really tough. A lot of florists have told me they won’t even agree to do a wedding without a $72/centerpiece minimum. It’s appalling. We’re probably going to DIY our centerpieces for that reason. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We spent about $2000 on flowers. That included:

    • bridal bouquet
    • toss bouquet
    • 5 BM bouquets
    • flower girl petal basket
    • 2 corsages
    • 9 boutonnieres
    • 2 tall ceremony arrangements
    • 12 low centrepieces
    • 1 head table centrepiece
    • cake flowers
    • set up/delivery fee

    We were at a remote location in eastern Washington state. I was surprised there was even a florist in the tiny little town. It ended up being 5% of our budget, and we reused the flowers the next day at our tea ceremony.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We’re spending about $2,000, but live in one of the more expensive areas to have weddings. Its about 7% of our budget. I’m DIYing the centerpieces and such so not including those prices. That includes:

    -brides bouquet 

    -6 bridesmaids, 2 jr bridesmaids, and petals for flower girl

    -2 Mom corsages and 5 smaller corsages for oyher important ladies

    -11 bouts and 2 baby bouts

    -blessed mother bouquet and toss bouquet

    -roses for our moms

    -2 Altar pieces

    -Pew decor 

    -accent pieces for card, memory, guest book tables

    -decor for head table 

    Post # 14
    Member
    4015 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    $600. I’m in the wedding business part time and have access to a florist, we are DIY since both my planner and I have experience with doing wedding flowers!

    we’re getting:

    1 bridal bouquet (24 peach Juliet garden roses, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus)

    4 BM bouquets (white ranunculus, babys breath, seeded eucalyptus)

    16 bouts (ranunculus, babys breath, brunia, dusty miller)

    17 centerpieces- some small vase arrangements, some multiple bud vases (cream garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, hydrangeas, greenery)

    2 alter babys breath markers on either side of bride/groom

    5 arrangements for dessert table/ welcome table/ cards and advice table (mixed florals)

    4 tiny arrangements for cocktail tables

    1 throw bouquet ( mixed leftover flowers)

     

    its about 4% of our budget

    Post # 15
    Member
    1226 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Our budget is $15,000 and we spent $450 on flowers, which covered my bouquet, 2 x bridesmaids bouquets, groom’s buttonhole, 2 x groomsmen’s buttonholes and a free toss bouquet.

    We are not having flowers in our reception venue centrepieces because FI and I both get bad hayfever, and don’t want to be in a room all night that is covered in flowers! Some of the florists near me had a $1000 minimum spend. I nearly fainted.

    Post # 16
    Member
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re spending around $2,200 on flowers. We’re going through a friend of the family who owns a pretty spectacular florist shop that specializes in weddings. I’m not sure how much it would cost if we weren’t, but all we are paying for are the flowers and materials, the time and service is being “dontated/gifted” to us.

    We’re getting:
    1 Brides bouquet
    1 Toss bouquet
    3 BM bouquets
    8 boutiniers
    5 coursages
    Petals to line the aisle with dense coverage (silk because I don’t want my dress to stain)
    2 statement alter pieces
    16 ribbon and hydranga pew decorations
    6 tall centerpieces
    8 medium centerpieces
    8 small centerpieces
    1 statement sweetheart table centerpiece
    2 statement head table pieces
    Flowers for cake/table
    Sign in arrangement

     

    There was actually a snafu with the old florist, and I am glad we dodged a bullet on that one. When we showed her what we wanted she quoted us nearly $6,000, and when we told her that we could afford that and that we would need to find a less expensive option she told us that if we went cheaper our wedding would look tacky. Yikes! The friend of the family lives about an hour away, so we hadn’t considered using them, but when they found out that we needed a florist they told us to show them what we wanted and they might be able to help. Originally they told us that they would just deliver for free, but when they told us about donating their time and skill, FI and I nearly fainted!

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