Post # 1
Hey bees, question, if you don’t mind me asking, how much are planning to spend on your flowers (including centerpieces, bouquets, boutenniers, ceremony)? I’m just not sure how much to spend for this portion and just needed a general idea on how much it usually is..thanks=)
Post # 3
Check out the Budget Wiki-
There are lots of real budgets- including break downs for florists.
Post # 4
We only wanted to spend 2500 but its going to end up closer to 3100, thats for my bouquet, 5 bm bouquets, 7 bouts, 2 corsages, 2 church arrangements and 16 centerpieces
Post # 5
We are looking at about 5500 for mine, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 5 Groomsmen parents, ceremony and 12 centerpieces.
Post # 6
Probably about $1700… i’m not too big on flowers. Love them, but I want a different feel.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
Mine are going to be about 10% of my total budget.
Post # 8
We’re doing 12 centerpieces and my bouquet and it’s costing us $250.
Post # 9
I’m going to try to keep it under $500 for my bouquet, 3 bm bouquets, and 4 bouts.
Post # 10
i should be spending 2-400 and doing everything myself
Post # 11
We are having our entire “decor” budget be around 12% of our total budget. This includes the flowers/boutineers for the girls/guys, flowers for the alter, flowers for the tables at the reception, and the cake table. We also have a bit of money in there for general decor such as lights that we may hang around the porch etc.
Post # 12
My budget is $300 and a few florists have said that it’s doable. I’m getting 6 bouquets, 4 corsages, and 2 boutonnieres.
Post # 13
Our centerpieces are included in the hotel’s package but I’ll write what she normally charges, not what we’re paying.
Centerpieces: $25 (5″ square vase with hydrangea and roses)
Brides’s Bouquet: $65 (hand tied, all roses, 20 stems)
Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets: $35 (hand tied, all roses, 10 stems)
Boutonierres: $6 (rose, no filler/greenery)
Corsages: $8 (single rose pin-on with ribbon)
Mom’s hand-tied posy: $10 (3 roses)
Total we’re paying: $411 including tax & delivery. Flowers weren’t a priority for me and I love roses. Good thing because they’re cheap. I shopped around for a good price as well. I live in the Boston area which tends to be expensive but there are still good deals around!
Post # 14
@sboston06 – I got a quote for the same exact flowers that was twice as much as yours! Makes me wonder how florists justify charging so much.
Post # 15
My florist quoted me $850 for just bouqets for me and 5 bridesmaids, not even including flowers for church or centerpieces, so i decided to do parasols, they are cute and classy and only $15 each! Skipping flowers for church, nobody remembers them anyways, and my Maid/Matron of Honor is doing my centerpieces as a gift
Post # 16
Here’s what we’re getting + the costs (in North Carolina) –
Bride’s bouquet – white roses, white double tulips, green hypericum berries, tetra anenomes – $155
Bridesmaid bouquets – green hydrangeas, green roses, green hypericum berries, white double tulips – $65 x 4 = $260
Boutonnieres (groom + groomsmen) – $9.75 x 5 = $48.75
Cocktail tables – milk glass vases with green hydrangeas – $15 x 5 = $75
Centerpieces – green 5″ vases (provided by me) with white hydrangeas, white roses, white spider mums – $28 x 28 = $784
Candles for centerpieces – glass cylinder vases with white pillar candles & vase fillers – $18 x 14 = $252
Ceremony decor – smaller bouquets similar to brides bouquet – $50 x 2 = $100
Tax = $129.79
Total = $1804.54
Hope that helps!