Post # 1
Our day-of coordinator also does flowers. She buys them in bulk, and supervises junior florists in creating bouquets and centerpieces. She told me this would make it cheeper than going through a florist, but I’m a bit shocked at the prices. I’d love your opinions.
The flowers will be blush hydrangeas and roses, no green/filler. This is in a big city (Toronto, Ontario)
- Bridal bouquet: N/A –I’m having a brooch bouquet made
- Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets: $85 each
- Groomsmen boutonnieres: $9 each
- Mother corsages: $19 each
- Pew decor: XL hydrangeas tied with ribbon to pews: $15 each
- Ceremony showcase pieces (large arrangements in high vase): $160 each (to be used later at the head table)
Post # 3
WOAH – thats rediculous! I know bouquets are up there but this is too much in my opnion (my opinion come from vancouver BC so we are in the same feild I think). Get a 2nd and 3rd opinion. You can do it yourself for waaaaay less also. I know some bees have gone the route of ordering online flowers, maybe check out etsy or past threads.
Post # 4
The Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets seem high. . . everything else seems pretty standard. Florists will charge you based on what flowers you pick and if they’re in season or not. Hydrangeas are one of the CHEAPEST flowers you can get. To be honest, I’d try contacting other florists to get other prices.
Post # 5
@PolkaDotLaceBride: I don’t think that’s totally ridiculous (I mean, I think prices for flowers is ridiculous but that’s a whole other story). My prices are relatively similar.
Post # 6
I think these prices are normal, mine are relatively the same 🙂 it also depends how much service the florist is offering as well – for example some of my flowers used in the ceremony will be used for center pieces at the reception, but I won’t have to worry about a thing because the florist is going to be dropping off at the ceremony site, picking up from there when the ceremony is over and then heading to the reception site to set things up before we get there 🙂
Post # 7
That seems really high for what are essentially DIY flowers. Also, another red flag is that I see no quote for centerpieces. Those will probably also be about $100 apiece, judging from the other numbers.
Can you just order your own in bulk? If you get faux or cheap flowers to practice with, I am sure you can get to be just as good at arranging bouquets as your coordinator’s not-florists.
Post # 8
They are very similar to what I’m paying.
Post # 9
The coordinator will do all set-up, and transfering of flowers from church to reception.
Our centerpieces will be single blooms in beer and wine bottles (which she’ll spray paint white), about 4 per table. I’ve asked her for a quote for these, as I can definitely do this myself if her price is high.
Post # 10
@PolkaDotLaceBride: Her price is super high for hydrangeas! And I’m right outside of NYC. You can get a really nice flower arrangement for $150 and I mean an actually arrangement not a bloom of flowers..
I’d look elsewhere and normally the florist does transport and do all the set up for those prices..
Post # 11
I got married in Ontario as well and I’d say those prices are pretty standard from what I saw
Post # 12
It’s one thing to spend a lot of money on something. It’s another to feel ripped off. I want to separate the two, and this helps.
Post # 13
I haven’t actually priced out my flowers yet, so I don’t really have the experiece to talk. However, I would suggest calling a couple other florists in your area, giving them the exact same specs that your current quotes are based on (i.e. flower type, inpsiration photos if you have any, etc), and seeing where their quotes come in.
Post # 14
It’s almost impossible to say without knowing what kind of flowers you’re getting, some flowers are much more expensive than others, especially if they’re not in season when your wedding is happening.
Post # 15
OMG am I the only one who thought that was cheap? Mine are $250-$300 my bouquet, $150 BMs, $90 flowergirl, corsages $30, Buttonholes $20, $150.00 rose petals for aisle, plus $300 each for large displays. BUT then that is New Zealand dollars.
Post # 16
Forgot to say: it’ll be hydrangeas and roses.