Post # 1
I”m aiming for an overall 10K budget…about half of that is gone for the venue/food/alcohol. so about how much should I aim for flowers/centerpieces??
I want white and orange calla lillies and I was thinking of having either granny smith apple or lime/orange slices in vases with some flowers on top or something for centerpieces??
What should it run me?? Thanks in advance!! 🙂
Post # 3
Since you are very particular about what you want, it’s probably best to contact some florists in your area for a quote. A good way to start is to visit the vendor sections of the knot or project wedding, and contact the ones with one $ next to it (versus $$$$ next to it).
FYI, I had a budget of $2000 for 20 centerpieces, 8 bouquets and 16 bouts in Philadelphia.
Post # 4
It’s tough to say because it will greatly depend on the kinds of flowers you use. I think any florist should be able to worth with a small budget and create something beautiful by using less expensive flowers.
We didn’t have floral centerpieces, but for my bouquet, three Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, three “mom” bouquets and four bouts, our total was just around $300. We used flowers that were in season and that saved us a lot.
Post # 5
I am not sure if you have a floral mart near you – usually every city has a wholesale floral mart which is where florists purchase their flowers …The mart has SEVERAL up and coming florists (aka basement betty’s) who do really amazing work and only charge you cost of flowers vs. marking them up 3 times. They are florist’s toughest competition – their talent is fantastic yet their prices are low! Sounds like you maybe looking for a Basement Betty???
PS – I have a good wedding budget and have a Basement Betty that I found via word of mouth. My wedding flowers are $2100, and I am using flowers out of season….
Post # 6
I’m capping mine at 3k for my Destination Wedding in Hawaii…everything expensive there it seems.
Post # 7
Floral budget is $1000.00 but then I don’t think I’m going with floral centerpieces.
Post # 8
My budget was $2k but I found a florist to do everything I needed for $1k-ish. I live in a super small town right outside of Vegas our florist also attends our church so I think she might be helping us out. I’m doing tall white hydrangea, roses, and garden rose centerpieces. My flowers are naturally bigger so less flowers gives me the same look as more small flowers.
Post # 9
My floral budget is around $200, but I’m buying flowers wholesale for just bouquets and bouts. We’re not doing floral centerpieces.
Do you have a friend or family member who could help out if you wanted to DIY your flowers? My cousin is doing mine, and (while not floral) my dad is doing our centerpieces (bonsai trees!) You sound like you know what you want, and it doesn’t sound very complicated, so it might be worth looking into doing it yourself.
Post # 10
I’m having a florist do mine. I also have a $10k budget. My floral budget is between $800-$1000.
Post # 11
Our floral budget was originally set at $200. But all the local florists are quoting $500 and I can’t seem to find a wholesale place. I did see a thread about flowerexchange.com and they may be my go to place. You can order flowers in your color by the box and they start around 55 cents/stem.
Post # 12
One thing to note, if you slice the apples they will brown quite quickly. If you decide to go with limes or oranges then you will need to have two vase: a liner vase for the flowers and an outer vase for the limes. It is important to keep the stems separate from the acidity produced from the citric fruit.
Post # 13
thank you all commenting!! I will be seeing what options I have in Vegas…
Here’s another stupid question…do florist do a “trial run” per se???
@Four Winds thank you for that tip on the lime slices/liner vase, Deft wasn’t going to slice the apples. The apples would whole! 🙂
@Myra, super small town outside of Vegas?? Are we talking Pahrump or Moapa??? I’m orginally from Vegas so I know my way around a bit!