Post # 1
I met with my florist and decided on a rose/calla lily bouquet. Once I got the proposal she suggested I have 22 roses and 8 calla lilies. 26 flowers in total. That seemed WAY too high. For one thing, I’m under 5 feet tall and plus my dress has beading all over the bodice. So my question is, how many flowers do you have in your bouquet? I know it depends on flower size but I’m just wondering if I’m crazy for changing it to 16 roses and 6 calla lilies. Oh and how much did yours cost? Mine is $130.
Post # 3
I did a lot of smaller flowers, but my biggest ones were roses and there werent that many…
I got a package deal as well so i dont know how much the boquet cost, but I paid almost 300.00 for mine (4 girls) and about 12 bouts.
Post # 4
My sister had a rose and calla lily bouquet. I think your first quote was closer to what my sister had and she’s about 5’3″. It wasn’t too big. You should run to your local grocery store and hold up what a dozen roses looks like all bunched together real tight and see how you feel the size is. I think the numbers sound high, but when they are all bound together, especially if you aren’t having any greenery, you need a high count to get a good full look.
My bouquet will have about 20 stems of flowers, plus 5 of hypericum berries, and lots of greenery and seasonal flowers for filler. And I’m 5′ even. So my stem count will end up being pretty high.
Post # 5
I also had roses and calla lillies. I’m 5’6. Here’s a picture of my flowers…
Post # 6
Mine had 24 roses – and 8 orchids…and some other flowers 🙂
Post # 7
Mine had garden roses, mini callas, waxflower – I’m short but it was perfect for me.
It cost about $150 (I think?)
Post # 8
I totally did that! I was in the floral section for a good 20 minutes. I’m 4’11 and I like the greens and baby’s breath so I only want a dozen with some hydrangea. (Hope I spelled that right.) I’m doing 6 roses with green and accents for my BMs.
Jess534, I would absolutely recommend mcnetn3’s advice. Hit the grocery store.
Post # 9
Thank you all so much. I tried out hold a couple dozen roses at the grocery store and I think I am confident with my slightly slimmed down bouquet. Thanks for all your help, it’s always nice to hear what other people have done!
Post # 13
I had a lot of little flowers, but it was a fair size… I’m 5’4″. I’m not sure exactly how much it cost, since I DIY’d and paid $430 for all the flowers we bought at the wholesaler.