Post # 1
I have absolutely zero clue of what to budget for the floral work. I need only the reception room decorated. My family is paying for the flowers and decor (possibly chair covers too). I know my mom is going to ask me how much I need or what is customary. It’s the only wedding thing that seems to vary. We’re having the wedding in Coronado(that’s right in San Diego) so I am looking for local budgets to compare to. Thanks for the help
Post # 3
I am not in your area, but flower budets can be from nothing to infinity. First you know how big your wedding is so you know how many table arrangements, aisle decor is needed, and how many are in your wedding party, and if it is indoor or outdoor. It’s best to figure out how much you or your family can afford, then go to the florists and tell them your budget and what can they do for you within that budget. Going with inseason flowers is less expensive. And you can go cheaper yet by doing the flowers yourself, if you feel crafty that way.
Post # 4
I completely agree with the last post. Bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages are pretty easy to estimate (or at least have a range of cost, depending on flower type, size, etc.) But ceremony and reception decorations are really impossible to estimate without knowing what types of arrangements you’re looking for. If you have something specific in mind, repost and I can try to give you an estimate (however, no promises that it will be close to what florists in your area charge).
Or if you’re flexible with your decoration ideas, figure out a budget first and present that to your florist. Most florists will be able to work under any budget, as long as its spelled out during the consultation. If a florist tells you your budget is too low, you can either find a different florist, or talk to your family about increasing your budget!
Hope that helps
kiwi cabbage – boston wedding florist
Post # 5
Depends on a lot of things…
How many in your bridal party?
How many tables are there to decorate? What type of flowers do you want?
We are having about 200 people, with 14 in the bridal party. We are doing tall flowers, candle and small flowers on tables. Which will add to the view of the room.. As well as lighting.
For all of it we had a budget of $3000 but went over…. As mentioned above your florist can help with any budget, just be upfront with what you want to spend and stick to it.
Post # 6
i’m trying to stay under $3,000. i’m originally from san diego so i travel back often for weddings. at one of my bms’ wedding, she spent between $6-7k on wholesale flwoers from carlsbad. but her vision was lots of flowers everywhere. her centerpieces were huge and gorgeous. my sis in law only paid a few hundred for flowers for her wedding (also in san diego) but she decided on minimal flowers and spent more on the glassware and other items for her centerpieces. we made her bouquets and bouts (over 100 red rose bouts). these were both 500+ person weddings. my cousin (who is a former party planner/florist) bought all her flowers wholesale and still spent a few thousand. she had gorgeous green cymbidium orchids everywhere.
on a side note: if you don’t already have a cake, you should try the wedding cakes at ranch catering. they are so yummy.
Post # 7
Our guest list is 100 max. We have just the reception to do flowers for. The ceremony is already handled. My girlfirend has a floral company and she is now doing the flowers. She said we need about $1500 which seems pretty reasonable to me.
Now I’m supposed to be sending ideas and I have none. All the galleries I find are not of the colors/theme I am going for 🙁