(Closed) What was Your Flower Budget? :o)

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is going to depend a lot on region…where are you located?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think the amount people spend on flowers is ridiculous. A local fresh flower market and homemade arrangements are the best way to go! Florists are a ripoff. I plan on spending under $500

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m  budgeting around 1500 (yeah cue laughter here).  Im pretty sure all the florists in this area are gonna laugh in my face. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

All said and done…$4K ..and that was my cheapest quote!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

$2k, but it will vary greatly depending on the number of arrangements you need/type of flowers you want.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

$1400. but we found an amazing lady who does it out of her home so we didnt have the mark up that some of the store would have. Maybe look at craigslist in your area….might save you some money

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$800-$1000 for a small-medium wedding with no attendants.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our floral budget is 7k.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

wow…some of these are SO BIG! mine is 1300. I am doing 2 centerpieces… half the tables will have some sort of flower arrangement and half will have some sort of arrangment that includes some larger candles with smaller ones as well…i am hoping that will save some money. The majority of the flower budget is going to surround our buffet. 

The 1300 does not include my bouquet, corsages, or boots…that is all for the groom to pay for 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

$3000 for the ceremony and reception – I wanted lots of english type flowers though – that is for 2 arrangements for the ceremony, the aisle runner and petals, 7 centerpieces, 2 floral displays at the sideboard, 4 palms, my bouquet, moh bouquet, groom, best man and clutch bouquets for moms

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We live in an expensive metro area and I wanted lush arrangements-peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, hydrangeas, and parrot tulips.

We’re getting a large arch filled with flowers, 2 large aisle arrangements, miniature arrangements for each chair/bench in the aisle, rose petal carpet, my bouquet, 3 BM bouquets, about 10 corsages, flowers for a 6 tier cake, 10 bouts, a manzita tree on the placecard table, and 10-15 table arrangements.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really didn’t have a budget walking in the door. I just sat down with some florists and went over what I liked and didn’t like and got quotes. It’s AMAZING how much they vary from person to person.

We are only having real flowers for people (IE bouts, bouquets, corsages). The ceremony and reception decor are real touch flowers made by aunt who is a retired florist so that helped a lot.

We ended up paying $1350 for the following:

  • 1 extra large bridal bouquet made of green cymbidium orchids, white peonies, purple lisianthus, green hydragnea, dark purple calla lillies and a few gardenia.
  • 2 maid of honor bouquets made of green cymbidium orchids & dark purple cala lillies
  • 6 bridesmaids bouquets made of green cymbidum orchids and green tea roses
  • 1 groom bout that is a green cymbidum orchid
  • 8 groomsmens bouts made of purple cala lillies
  • 2 wrist corsages made of white orchids for moms
  • 3 fathers corsages made of white orchid for dads
  • 1 reader corsage made or white orchid
  • 1 dark purple pommander made of purple carnations for flower girl

I didn’t think it was too bad. I went with someone who was in the mid price range but I got everythign from $900 up to $2400!

Here are our inspiration pics:

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@AltarEgo: LOL while your wedding is larger it seems as if we are flower twins.  I am guessing that you just love flowers too?  Sounds totally lovely!

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