Post # 1
I went for an estimate on two bouquets (one bride bouquet and one tiny bouquet) and two boutineres…
Like… for reals? Eff that. No flowers for me. I have so many other things I would rather spend $300 on. Like, so many other things. $210 just for the bridal bouquet!! I called around to multiple shops, and couldn’t get a better estimate.
How much was your wedding bouquet? Please post what flowers you got for your money!
Post # 3
I’m going with fake bouquets.
I’m getting all of the follows for under $300. See picture below, they will all match that one!
1 Brides Bouquet
1 Maid of Honor Bouquet
1 Bridesmaid Bouquet
1 Toss Round Bouquet
1 Grooms Boutonniere
2 Mother Corsages
1 Best man Boutonniere
1 Groomsmen Boutonniere
2 Fathers Boutonniere
5 Cup Centerpieces
1 Cake Topper
Post # 4
I went to my local grocery store. For peonies, Ranunculus, and roses (the first two are not cheap flowers) she estimated 50-60 for mine, and 35 for my bridesmaids. I get that florists might make them SLIGHTLY prettier, but man, grocery store, do it!
Post # 5
@Tangled: My flowers, which are paper.. For everythning (Bouquets, Bouts, Corsages, centerpieces [20 of them], toss bouquet, any extras) is going to be ~$1000 plus materials … Mind you these are hand made… Here is a picture of FH’s unfinished bout.. it will have a small crystal and a key on it to match my jewelry…
Post # 7
I tried samsclub.com, but they didn’t have the right color. I’d really rather have nothing than something I don’t like. I’m not opposed to making my own, but the cost of even the loose flowers is astronomical.
Post # 8
Until a friend of ours stepped up to make our bouquets from flowers bought from the farmer’s market, I was thisclose to just grabbing some bouquets from the nearest supermarket store, then trimming and wrapping the stems myself (the night before the wedding). I think it would’ve worked.
Post # 9
If you don’t mind fake ones, you can get 17 pc sets for under $200 on ebay, you can look through what is currently up, or some of the sellers will make a specific type for you. Some of them are pretty gorgeous.
Post # 10
My bouquet was under $100 (I think $85?) and was composed of hydrangeas and roses. Simple and beautiful!
Post # 11
This is a picture of a bouquet I showed my florist to give her an idea of what I was looking for. My bouquet is costing $250. yikes.
Post # 12
I don’t know how much my flowers will cost, but we will not be forking over tons – our budget is tiny! I’m hoping that my taste for small, filler wildflowers and lots of greens will help out. Roses are very expensive, I understand, but I don’t really like them anyway. 🙂
Also, a family friend is doing them for us based off inspiration pics I’m giving her. I’m not giving her super strict guidelines, and she’s a florist by hobby only, but the way she arranges things is exactly the look I love so I’m not worried. That’ll help bring the price down, I think!
Post # 13
Bridal bouquets are such a racket. That’s why I’m making my own fabric flower one. If you want fresh flowers though, I’ve heard of other brides using services like 1800flowers.com, still expensive, but you can get arrangements for more like $50-ish.
Post # 14
That sounds like pretty normal pricing unfortunately.
Post # 15
@Westwood: I’m afraid you’re right. I really want to ditch the whole thing. The only reason I am a little hesitant is because I wanted to do a bouquet toss. But then I remembered that there are only 3 single women coming to my wedding, anyway.
Post # 16
I’m so grateful I found my florist – she’s mostly retired, but she gets her materials wholesale and has no overhead because she works out of her house. My bouquet was beautiful and it was $75 – for mine, six Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, ten bouts/corsages, a huge altar arrangement, two pomanders for FGs, and 20 something table arrangements we paid $1200 flat. I would not have paid regular prices for florals – totally would have DIY’d it!