Post # 1
For those of you that had/are having “standard” centerpieces, i.e. vases, etc put together by a florist, how much did you pay for each centerpiece and what was included? Also, what part of the country are you in? In my case, a New Hampshire reception.
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Post # 3
My small (6 inch round) centerpieces were $75 each. I’m in DC.
ETA: It included just flowers – standard whites, greens, and a few purple flowers – all in season.
Post # 5
We had 12’x6″ boxes of flowers and they were about $45 each. They were fall seasonal flowers and the wedding was in SE Michigan.
Post # 6
$150 each. They are full with hydrangeas, garden roses, and roses. The stands are intricate and I have two different centerpiece styles. Just flowers cost us $7,000!
Post # 7
Mine were $200 each. They were huge round balls of flowers sitting on a tall vase. The vase has an orchid stem in each one. The balls of flowers included hydrangeas, garden roses, tulips, dusty miller, dahlias, regular roses, freesias, and craspedia. This was accented with floating candles in separate containers.
I’m in Southern California.
Post # 8
$85 each. We had low, square glass vases (we bought the vases from the florist, not rented) filled with dahlias, roses, purple cabbage, safari sunsets, hypericum berries, and dusty miller.
Post # 9
$30 each, the flowers are consisting of white and blue hydrangea’s, roses and carnations. We bought silver glass candlesticks from Ikea for the flowers to stand on. The candlesticks were $10 each and the floral portion will cost $20 each! So happy I found this florist!
Post # 10
Holy cow. Talk about sticker shock…I was scratching my head when reviewing sample budgets that listed $2000-$3000 for flowers. I’m now beginning to see why. No wonder so many people DIY!
Thanks for all your feedback.
Post # 11
$130-$180 a piece, 2 different styles.
Post # 12
$85 for lanterns with billy balls, hydrangeas, roses, ivy, moss
$125 for manzanita trees with same flowers as above
caterer provided dozens of free votives
saved a few pennies by using the lantern centerpieces in our ceremony as well
and honestly, kind of wish I had just used fake flowers because no one would have known the difference and I saw some options I loved during planning but felt the real-flower pressure and in the end I wasn’t very happy with my centerpieces anyway
Post # 13
@BrideNH: It definitely depends on the intricacies of the centerpieces. For example, we had simple low square vases with roses for our dessert table and our cocktail tables and those were much cheaper. I think they were around $35 each or something including vase rental/labor. Darling Husband wanted really elaborate, extravagant centerpieces which is why our skyrocketed up to $200/piece. They were HUGE though.
Post # 14
@BrideNH: Depends on the flowers. I went with Gerbera Daisies so for flowers for the whole bridal party and 9 tables was around $1500. BUT I did buy the vases myself, I wanted to use blue mason jars. It was about $5 each for the blue jars.
I’m New Husband too