(Closed) budget for flowers???

posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m capping mine at 3k for my Destination Wedding in Hawaii…everything expensive there it seems.

Post # 7
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Floral budget is $1000.00 but then I don’t think I’m going with floral centerpieces.

Post # 8
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
4437 posts
Honey bee

I’m having a florist do mine. I also have a $10k budget. My floral budget is between $800-$1000.

Post # 11
836 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
11 posts
  • Wedding: July 2007

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.

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