Post # 1
I know NOTHING about flowers. I have no idea how much is “too much” to pay…
I want pink gerbera daisies…
This is what I need…
1 Bridal Bouquet
2 Bridesmaid Bouquets
1 Bouquet to throw
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Post # 4
I read somewhere that the flowers should be about a total of 8% of your total wedding. My total package, even including a 2 sofas & a coffee table, is about $4000.00.
Post # 5
Based on what you want, I would think that you could get all of that for under $1,000. My wedding was enormous, so I had 30 tables to put centerpieces on which jacked up my price. But, if you’re not doing centerpieces, you should be relatively cheaper.
Post # 6
No, our venue is supplying center pieces for free.
I’m going to check the 3 florists in my (small) city and see who comes back the cheapest 🙂 I’ll check back when I get my quotes!
Post # 7
Here’s what I’ve learned from my research:
I think bouts are generally $8-$14
Coursages are more like $14-$20
The bridal bouquet I think is usually around $100 (this really depends on the flowers and size).
BM bouquets would be like $75
I don’t know about the tossing bouquet, I also don’t know how expensive daisies are. I’d say you should be looking at $500 max.
Post # 8
I just booked my florist yesterday!
What we’re paying:
- $100 for bridal bouquet, toss bouquet was FREE
- $50/pp for BMs
- $10/pp for corsages
- $5/pp for bouts
Our total was about $775, with everything including our ceremony and reception flowers.
Post # 9
Wow that makes me feel A LOT better. We’re in a fairly tight budget and I was worried flowers were going to cost a fortune but if it;s $500 or around there, I’m okay with that.
I think to cut costs, I might have the girls carry just 2 or 3 daisies with some nice ribbon or something. That shouldn’t cost too much to do that… I hope anyways!
Post # 10
OH 1 more questions…
How do florists like to be paid? Do you have to put a deposit down? Down for it all on the wedding day?
Post # 11
Sunshine, I completely understand! We’re on a very strict budget too. Try little, local florists instead of big places. I got mine from a little mom and pop shop and they had very reasonable pricing.
My florist wanted a deposit of $250 when we booked. We paid more than that, with a check. We have until 15 days before the wedding to make any changes and get him the balance.
Post # 12
I live in a smaller city and there’s only 3 florists plus the grocery stores who sell flowers. 1 of the shower shops in a franchise (Panada Flowers) and the other 2 are small individually owned. One of those 2 are REALLY expensive so I’m really hoping the other small one is reasonable.
Good to know! It’s nice going in there knowing SOME info and not being completly clueless.
Post # 13
We are going the DIY route. I am ordering 72 Large Ivory/Cream Garden Roses from fiftyflowers.com for $189.99, and 125 Ivory Roses from Costco for $99.99.
My aunt used to be an interior designer/florist, so she will be assisting in assembling all of the flowers.
I am planning on using:
Bride: 18 Garden Roses
6 Bridesmaids: 3 Garden Roses and 12 Roses
12 Bouts: 1 Rose
5 Corsages: 3 Roses
(20-25) Cocktail table centerpieces: 1 Large Garden Rose
Just early planning 😉
Post # 14
We’re shooting for Gerber Dasies under $1,000 and the florist said it’s totally possible. We have more to our wedding party as well. Granted, we aren’t doing any ceremony flowers but that’s because my church doesn’t display flowers during Lent.
Post # 15
We aren’t doing any ceremony flowers either so hopefully it doesn’t cost too much!
Post # 16
we are paying $300 for:
my bouquet, 2 bm bouquets, 4 coursages, 5 bouts, and flower girl petals.
we paid a deposit when we ordered them and they want the rest 2 weeks before.