(Closed) What services are included in your floral budget?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

My florist will pin the bouts on the guys and re-purpose stuff from the ceremony for the reception and she still only charges $150 for delivery. $1500 seems like a huge gap even with the extra services he is providing.

Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

All the florists I’ve met with provide both delivery *and* set-up of the flowers ($50-$200).  Personal flowers will be delivered to wherever the bridal parties are getting ready – and then they will go to the ceremony and reception site to set up the floral arrangements there. And all consultations are included in the cost of the flowers.

Did this florist provide you with a breakdown of all the costs? He should be able to tell you exactly how much of the cost is for the delivery and set-up, and how much is for the actual flowers.  ’cause $1500 is a *lot* just for delivery/set-up/consultation.

Post # 5
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our floral budget includes: 20 very tall centerpieces with stands, bouquets for 5 bms, my bouquet, bouquets for moms/grandma, flower girl basket, 7 bouts, a chuppah, 2 large candelabras for the ceremony decor, miscellaneous candles, 2 free sample centerpieces designed one year prior so we can see the seasonal flowers and how’d htey look and make changes, delivery, set up, and removal.

Our contract did include a price breakdown, so I compared by visiting 2 other florists and getting prices for the same stuff. They worked out to be fairly even, the one we went with is maybe $700 more, but they had a much, much better style. The designs they came up with were more modern, the centerpiece stands were better, the chuppah they designed is awesome (a huge thing of hanging candles) so to us it was worth the extra money

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