Whats your flower budget?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not much help since I’m ordering mine wholesale and doing them myself.  I’m only planning on spending about $500.  I’m sure more people who went the more traditional route will chime in soon though!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Typically the flowers are 10% of your total budget, so maybe that can give you a jump-off point?  I was excited for flowers so I met with florists right away and said my budget was the standard 10% of our total.  Well, fast forward 10 months, and I am wishing I’d waited a bit to see how everything else would shape up.  I am realizing that flowers aren’t as important to me and I wish I had some of that money back, haha.  There are tons of ways to stay within your budget – use flowers that are in season/local, be open to the florist’s suggestions for flowers, etc.  If you want peonies in December, you’ll either pay through the teeth or choose another type of flower.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

you can do real nice flowers for $3,000, even in cali! I spent $200, LoL. Plus $140 for centerpiece flowers….so under $350!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Our budget is $1500–and we are using a florist in downtown Boston. But our wedding is on the smaller side–90 or so guests, 3 bridesmaids, etc. Best thing is to go in and talk very honestly with your florist about your budget, and see how they can help you out.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

mine is below $200, I’m just going to buy a dozen roses and put them together, then buy some baby’s breath and put them together  maybe some roses, I’m having my reception at the Waldorf and dont want to spend mroe, the venue is already fabulous to begin with

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

my budget is $600. And I made it – bouquets, bouts, corsages and centerpieces. All for under $600!!

Post # 9
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Newbee

We are in the midwest, with a 150 person wedding, 5 BM and 5 GM, plus bride and groom. Our floral budget is 2k, and I think we are coming in right at 1900 right now. Woo hoo! Hoping for some garden roses, ranunculus, and hydrangea!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I spent around $480 for this:

  • 3 mother corsages: White tulips, white stock with galax leaves and ivory ribbon.
  • 2 father bouts:White tulip with galax leaf.
  • 4 grandparent corsage/bouts: white stock w/ blue ribbon
  • 2 ushers/6 groomsmen bouts: White stock with leaf.
  • 6 bridesmaids bouquets:White stock hand-tied with aqua ribbon (pretty full looking)
  • 1 bouquet for me:  18 white roses, with 12 white tulips, white stock throughout bouquet, hand-tied with ivory satin ribbon.
  • 1 bout for groom:  white tulip

 no arrangements…don’t really need them where we are and our reception won’t allow many fresh flowers, so we’re doing other stuff instead.  It is a good deal around here (midwest).

Post # 11
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Newbee

We are giong to purchase the larger flowers (hydrangeas, orchids and the garden roses) along with the vases, and a local florist will supply the rest and put them all together.. Sost will be around $2000  (Bride, 11 girls, 12uys, centerpieces and corsages)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m sticking to roses and my florist is charging $1200.  I thought it wasn’t too bad.  That’s for the bridal bouquet, 5 BM bouquets, 6 bouts, corsages, decorating our gazebo and our centerpieces!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

mine was $1500, which we might come a little bit under. we found a great florist in the philly area…which isnt very helpful for you in LA but its possible!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think using your own vases can save a ton of money and then you can always sell them on the Classified pages here after your wedding!  What types of flowers are you thinking?

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