(Closed) Am I getting gouged on my bouquet?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 31
Bee
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Cottage on the Creek

i am assuming that she is charging you more bc you just want one bouquet, she is having to put all of her “overhead” into it. My bouquet is $150 but I am also ordering $3k in other flowers from her. 

Post # 32
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Its close in range to what we were charged but the added delivery charge makes sense too. Its going ot make the bouquet seem more expensive because they are deliverying one piece instead of all teh flowers for your wedding. Like My bouquet is $180 but hten she charges separate for labour and then $200 for delivery bu tthen when you add in all the other flowers its a total price that we look at.

You can always shop around other florists.

Post # 34
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597 posts
Busy bee

Eek that does seem a little high. I also only ordered a my bouquet from the florist and I paid $175. 

Post # 35
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431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Winery

My bouquet is costing $285. I’m in the Bay Area too (wedding in Livermore and florist is based out of Livermore.) Try not to compare the cost of anything with other regions because it’ll just make you want to cry.

 

I’m basing it off this sample from my florist: 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

rockstep:  I think you’re being overcharged. My bouquet is costing $250 and it includes peonies, which are harder to get and thus more expensive in March (getting married next month). For reference, I’m in NJ/NYC which is $$$ for wedding stuff.

Post # 38
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1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

rockstep:  I agree with your coordinator about getting a florist to do your bouquet so you won’t have as much to worry about.  That being said, I don’t think you’re being gouged considering the area.  I’m from the DC area where everything is expensive too, and I paid $225 for my bouquet before delivery and taxes were added.  

To be fair, the flowers I wanted in my bouquet were smaller blooms (tulips, freesia, and ranunculus) and the florist needed more of them to fill it up which made it more expensive.  She also offered me cheaper alternatives, but I was set on those specific flowers.  On the other hand, my bridesmaids’ all tulip bouquets were only $75 each.

The prices may also depend on what’s in season too, but I’d definitely ask for cheaper alternatives for the white flowers and ask for quotes from other florists as well.  

Oh and I highly recommend going through Sam’s Club for your centerpiece flowers!  We ordered flowers for our centerpieces and aisle decor there and they were really well priced and beautiful.

Post # 39
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1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My bouquet was $100, but I did purchase a bouquet for my Maid/Matron of Honor and Flower Girl as well as 10 centerpieces and 3 corsages. I was quoted $3k from other florists, but ended up with an indepentend florist who worked from her home. I used Wedding Wire’s vendor tab to find florists in my area. She was significantly cheaper than all the other florists I considered. I had succulents and peonies. 

Post # 40
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Newbee

Not to be the party pooper, but that price actually doesn’t sound high for what’s pictured. The bigger succulents aren’t cheap, and the rest of the bouquet is packed up with a very large variety of white rose, not to mention price scaling for the area you’re in. I suggest going back to them and discussing what you could substitiute the roses with in order to bring the price down. You want to make sure they understand that you don’t want/care about it being roses, otherwise they’ll definitely price you for roses. Good luck!

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I got married in SoCal, and my bouquet cost $100. It was much simpler than you want yours to be, and I used common flowers, though. If you want a lower price, ask if there are any flowers you can substitute for less expensive ones! You can also save money by choosing a basic white ribbon wrap, like I did! Good luck!

Post # 42
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1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i think that is at least $100 over priced. I am having something similar and i am being charged 140. 

Post # 44
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917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I went the Sam’s Club route.  No regrets.  Got my bouquet, toss bouquet, Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, bouts, and corsages for $365.  And they didn’t look like cheap flowers to me by any means

Post # 45
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271 posts
Helper bee

My florist quoted me at $235 for a bridal bouquet with a bunch of peonies, garden roses, and other similar soft colored flowers. This is pretty much the norm. I also live in a huge metropolitan city. I’m getting bridal bouquets from her too as well as all the other flowers a regular wedding consists of. Total quote is around 3k.

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