(Closed) Bouquets and Boutenierres — prices

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I paid $28.50 for 3 bouts and $165 for my bridal bouquet (mix of hydrangea, roses and freesia) via a professional wedding florist. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I didn’t have any bridesmaids.  However, I did purchase a pin-on freesia corsage for my Mother-In-Law, which cost $30.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This definitely depends on the area, flowers and variety.

It’s always cheaper to go with in-season flowers and with less variety. You florist typically can’t buy one stem of this and one stem of that, so the more flower varieties you have, the more s/he has to buy. It also depends on the area as many florists will have significant overhead – gas/transportation, storage, employees (maybe), etc.

Our florist charged about $200 for a bridal bouquet and about $20 for a bout. The bouquet was about 1.5 ft diameter and had mainly dahlias, hydrangeas and garden roses (along with accents of dusty miller and craspedia). The bout only had craspedia. The bouquet (and centerpieces, which had the same types of florals) received a ton of compliments from other vendors and guests, so we are happy with the money we spent.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I received a few quotes:

  • Bridal bouquet – $125-250
  • Bridesmaid’s bouquet – N/A
  • Corsage – $25-30
  • Boutonniere – $10-25

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@chazieurbie:  It’s probably cheaper to DIY them, depending on how elaborate you want to go. Here’s a breakdown (for fresh flowers, not Sola) for your reference:

Roses (one dozen from Costco): $16.99

Ribbon (100 yards, 7/8 inch wide – wholesale pricing): $8

This is all excluding tax and other things, like floral tape and wire.

So assuming you need two dozen and each Bridesmaid or Best Man needs a dozen, plus one rose per bout, that’s already about $144 for just roses and ribbon without anything else. So if you consider tax and other supplies/overhead, plus the cost of her labor, it’s not bad.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@chazieurbie:  I think that is quite reasonable!! We paid over 600 (I can’t remember the exact amount) for a bridal bouquet, 4 BM’s, 8 bouts, 2 coursages and 2 flowergirl bouquets (each had 4 calla lillies).

What flowers were you planning on using for that price?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got my flowers from the flower counter at the local Kroger grocery store. They’re FTD certified, but not a big, fancy florist. I got:

8 boutonnieres ($6 each), 8 corsages ($10 each), and a dozen matching creme roses to make my own bouquet with … for a total of $185.

I took them samples of the ribbon I was using for centerpieces and they matched the ribbons they used from that. The flowers were so lovely they ended up being one of my favorite things about the wedding. I wish I had a good close up picture of these flowers, but we didn’t end up with one. But you can kind of see in one of the pictures of Darling Husband and me. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sounds reasonable or avarge priced to me, you can always shop around and compare prices though!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Average for around here is $150 for bridal, $80 for bridesmaids, and $8-15 for bouts. I’d definitely get prices from a couple other florists but your price seems fair. Not sure what custom sola flowers are, though…

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just got a quote from a florist but I have no idea whether this is in the high range or low end. But here they are to give you an idea:

Bridal bouquet: $125 and up

Bridesmaids: $65 each and up

Boutonnieres: $12.50 each and up

Corsages: $27.50 each and up

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