posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Flowers are unreal in regard to the pricing; however, I do understand all of the work that goes into prep and set up, so if you look at it that way, it makes it a little easier to live with. I didn’t want to spend a bunch on flowers, so we are just going with what our venue offers and our bouquets are going to be natural touch flowersl and no bouts or corsages.

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our floral budget blew up too. Darling Husband wanted these trees around the perimetre of the reception area that cost $200 each. It was the one thing he felt strongly about decor-wise. So I said “okay you know that 8 of them are costing us $1600? I can live without them….” but no, he wanted $1600 worth of silly trees. He was really happy with them, but honestly, I barely noticed them and was WAY happier with the money we spent on our centrepieces and the big focal point tree our friends did for us!!!

You can see the tree(s) in question on the left. We used them for the ceremony and then moved them over for the reception.

Post # 5
1046 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t feel bad… we went $15,000 over budget 😉

Post # 6
1046 posts
Bumble bee

* That’s total not just for flowers… lol. For flowers we went $1,000 over. LOVE those centerpieces though!!!

Post # 7
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are 30k over budget 🙂 haha we were silly with our original budget idea though and had no idea what things, ahem “wedding” things, actually cost

Post # 8
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Try to see what you can do to work with the vases you have and adjust flowers to fit what you already have.  As a bride I know how we want everything just perfect, but remember, these are fresh flowers and will die with a few days.  Have you thought of making these in silk?  At least you could either sell them after and get some money back or guests can take them home and enjoy them for a very long time!

Post # 9
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I swore I wasn’t going to spend more than $1000 on flowers…$4000 later…ugh! I don’t regret it though. I LOVED our centerpieces and flowers and would do it again in a heartbeat. But I feel your pain. I do.

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