(Closed) 10k-12k budget brides: flower costs?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: on a 10-12k budget, what are you spending on flowers?
    under 500 : (15 votes)
    43 %
    500-1000 : (16 votes)
    46 %
    1000-1500 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    1500+ : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Great price!!!!!!!

    Post # 4
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    348 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Overall I think it is a good price.

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