Post # 1
I just had my first consultation with a florist, and she has a minimum of 1200 dollars. Her work is absolutley incredible, and she uses beautiful sworski crystals in all of the bouquets and centerpieces! Included in the 1200 dollars is
a toss bouquet
7 bridesmaid bouquets
10 tall centerpieces (extravegant ones with crystals, flowers, and feathers)
6 short centerpiecas (birdcages with flowers and feathers)
2 huge arrangements for the altar (roses, hydrangeas, feathers)
1 statement piece for entryway
Is this a decent cost? I have not looked around, and I don’t really know what our overall budget should be for flowers on a 10k-12k budget.
THose of you on the same budget: WHAT ARE YOU SPENDING ON FLOWERS?
P.S. My sister in law DIYed her flowers and used ONLY dahlias, and she ended up spending 800 dollars!
(centerpieces will look similar to this arrangement that she did)
Post # 4
My wedding was a little over that range, and we spent ~900 on flowers. We got a lot less items than your estimate, though, so 1200 sounds more than fair unless she’s using all carnations or something 🙂
Post # 5
I think that’s a great price! Our budget is around 12K and we’re spending 700 on flowers, which only includes:
– 1 bride bouquet, 3 bridesmaids
– 6 bouts, 2 corsages
– 2 arrangements for the church.
We’re DIY-ing centerpieces and hoping to keep that at $200 (we will only have 6 tables)
Post # 6
sounds like a great price!
We’re spending $250 on flowers…. but that is just for boquets, bouts, and corsages. I’m DIY’ing non-floral centerpieces and decor.
Post # 7
I am leaning towards DIY. I can get ranunculus, carnations, and dahlias from fiftyflowers. I think estimated for 1 bridal bouquet, 4 bridesmaids, and 20 tables for around $500. Then I’d have to get supplies.
Post # 8
That sounds like a good price for what you are getting. This link, from an event-planner working in LA, suggests $1000 as a limit for flower costs if you want to keep total costs under $10000: http://www.alosangeleslove.com/2010/04/10000-wedding-in-los-angeles.html
Personally, I think I’d rather splurge on the photographer than on the flowers, but that’s just my preference.
Post # 9
For a florist that’s a good deal. I did simple arrangements and used only roses (ordered in bulk online), so my DIY cost was only $200.
Post # 10
that’s a really good price for all that’s included. just make sure she doesn’t add too much in set up and/or delivery fees! also don’t forget to calculate tax.
Post # 11
I think your price was really good. We’re spending right at $1k and we got:
-Bridal bouquet and toss bouquet ($100)
-2 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets ($30/bouquet)
-3 corsages ($10/corsage)
-6 bouts ($5/bout)
-8 centerpieces, 4 tall, 4 short ($60/centerpiece)
-2 large altar arrangements ($75/arrangement)
– 8 small centerpieces and 3 larger ones for the cocktail tables.
It totals just under $1000 with tax, delivery and setup. All the flowers are black magic roses and dahlias. My boquet has black ostrich feather, fern fronds and feathers. The other bouquets, bouts and corsages have bear grass. The tall centerpieces have black branches w/ hanging crystals, hanging candles and LED lighted vases. The altar arrangements have the black branches and feathers as well as the pillars to hold them. The short centerpieces include fern fronds and black feathers. So, we actually got a lot of extras for our money.
I considered DIY, but then realized that I didnt want to deal with it.
Post # 12
Ours was just under $250 for bouquets and bout, plus $25 for freeze-dried rose petals we scattered on the cake and the tables. Otherwise, we did nonfloral ceremony and reception decor.
Post # 13
Overall I think it is a good price.