(Closed) Can anyone maybe roughly guestimate the cost of this centerpiece?

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
493 posts
Helper bee

I think your best bet would be to look up florists and ask them how much it would be to execute this. When I was searching for a florist I found that prices vary greatly from one florist to the next. It pays to shop around!

Post # 3
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Tropical flowers are expensive… I bet 200+ each. ETA: I meant for one arrangement, not the whole table spread. 

Post # 4
47214 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are multiple elements in that tablescape. There are several tall vases with tropical leaves and flowers and several cylinder vases with suspended orchids and anthuriums, along with the low arrangements in the square vases.

We are talking a fortune for each table.

Post # 6
139 posts
Blushing bee

spideringspider:  those flowers are called Birds of Paradise  and are quite pricey, but wonderful. But it is the vases that the florists will get you on. My advice is to get the vases from IKEA and buy the moss, flowers and leaves from the florist, then set the arrangements yourself. Birds of Paradise are long lasting flowers, so can be prearranged days in advance!

Post # 7
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

So it all depends on flower and season.  Tall centerpieces can range from 90+/table.  My friend had tall bases with beautiful red roses.  It was really simple but cost her $300/table

basically if your flexible they should be able to rearrange flower choice to get a reasonable price.  Gladiolous (sp?) like the orange ones I will be having area  pretty reasonable prices and come in a range of colors.  Here is what my florist is quoting me:

In the pic on the left, I am being quoted for $90/table

flower 1

For my low centerpieces about 55/table

flower 2


For the centerpiece photos you are showing they will easily be in the 300 range.  I’m get married in the Philly area in October.  dont forget delivery fees/setup and teardown ~350.  

I got 5 florist quote and they differed by $1500 using the SAME inspiration photos.  Just make sure to get lots of quote and tell your budget up front.  They should be able to tell you if what your asking is even possible and how to make it happen.

Post # 8
47214 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

spideringspider:  Don’t be too quick to decide you can’t do it.  We mortals often have to adapt an idea we see online.  These are centerpieces that can be a DIY. One  tall cylinder vase per table with a palm frond and a bird of paradise wouldn’t be outrageous.

The shorter cylinder vases can be purchased at Ikea or even the dollar store. Use silk orchids for the submerged flowers and the cost is suddenly under control. A palm frond with one bird of paradise would give you the drama you like.

Right now you can get 40 stems of bird of paradise for $199 from fifty flowers,  50 stems of elephant ear greens for $159, 80-100 stems of palm for $129. It’s not that the greens are so expensive that makes your inspiration pic cost so much, it’s that everything is used in massive quanttities by a professional.

If you are having rectangular tables you could do the tropical greens vase in the center and a suberged orchid vase on either side. If you are having round tables, you could have one of each, or you could alternate between the tropical greens arrangement and the orchids. Add a few votive candles and maybe a shorter vase with a tropical leaf and you have the same feel at much less cost.

You can also do a cluster of cylinder vases


Post # 9
3611 posts
Sugar bee

Dendrobium orchids are midrange according to my florist (who is located in Chicago), but I know birds of paradise are $$$$$$$$. Can’t give you exact numbers because I didn’t look into having birds of paradise at my wedding, but you’ll be shelling out quite a bit, well into the thousands.

Post # 10
493 posts
Helper bee

If you talk it through with a florist they can help you execute a vision to make it look similar with more affordable flowers. I showed my florist what I wanted and she suggested flowers to use that would keep it within budget. So you may not be able to do this exact look but I am sure there are similar less pricey options available!

Post # 11
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

spideringspider:  I’m on the west coast and our minimum for centerpieces we were quoted on was 35 bucks for a small 4×4 cube with about 1 rose and some babies breath. I’d say at least 100 bucks if not more for the ones you have picked. Flowers are expensive, so we are going DIY. We are making vases out of clear wine bottles (think white wine) to save money on the vases. You can buy flowers from a grocery store or local florist in bulk. You can also try to find a grower or something near you. I am not too terribly far from the flower district here so it is cheaper for me to buy in bulk and DIY.

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