Post # 1
how much are your centerpieces? for the low arrangement, i was quoted $75 with “vase rental”, meaning i have to return the vases.
so i bought my own vase and took it to the flower shop – they gave me a mock up of the arrangement fo the day – what do you guys think of this arrangement? basically i KNOW the flowers aren’t worth $75 but does it look alright or “good enough” to be a $75 one?
It’s about 11″ tall, 14″ wide for the arrangement. I purchased my own 6″ opening bubble vase.
any suggestions and changes to this are welcome. thanks!
Post # 3
For myself, I’d like less baby’s breath, more roses. It’s definitely a lot of flowers, but I think for $75 you should be getting a bit more bang for your buck. I like the leaf they’ve wrapped around the stems, do they have a wider one they could use?
Post # 4
It seems a little high to me. I’d think something like that would be around $50
Post # 5
thanks, good suguggestion! i will ask for less filler flowers!
i already signed the contract for $75 for the short arrangement so i’m stuck w/ that price, but the lady said for that arrangement she charges $125 so i’m getting a “great deal”. errr….. sure…. which dummy would buy that for $125…
Post # 6
I agree with trying to get less filler flowers, and asking for a wider leaf or using more leaves to create a more “wrapped” look. 🙂
Post # 7
You were charged $75 w/ a vase rental, but after you bought your own vases, the price was still $75?
Or maybe i’m just confused 🙂
Post # 8
I work as the wedding director for a florist, and unless there is a hidden flower I can’t see somewhere in the back, you are definitely not getting $75 worth of flowers.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Too much baby’s breath. If you go to most florists, you can get a similar bouquet to that for $75 that is mostly tulips (much more expensive than the filler). I think it’s a terrible deal, but it is still a pretty arrangement, so at least it has that going for it. 🙂
Post # 10
Are you using flowers that are out of season? Is that why it’s so much? I thought gypsophilia (babys breath) was rather inexpensive and there seems to be a lot of it in your arrangements.
Post # 11
One Thing I would like to note. These buds (look like lilies) haven’t opened yet. It looks like she put a lot of these in the arrangement. Ask if they will be open buds on your day. This arrangement is going to look so much fuller and look more expensive once the buds open.
Post # 12
I think it looks like something you could do yourself. If I was paying $75 I think I would expect something more extravagant
Post # 13
No, I dont think you should be paying $75 for this…maybe $50 but not $75! It is very pretty though!
Post # 14
I don’t think it’s worth it. I gave my florist a vase (regular 5 by 5) and told her that I didn’t want to spend more than $25 on the arrangements. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with 🙂
Post # 15
i know that florist overcharges becauase she does flowers for the players at Oakland Raiders and Raiderettes’s weddings, so her prices have gone up.
i hope all your arrangements will look better than mine!
to clarify the questions above: yes, $75 is for the “rental” of vase that I have to give back to her. if i brought my own vase, it’s still $75 and relieves me the pain of needing to return the vases to her or pay for broken ones.
here’s another view – basic floewrs: hydranias, white rose, lily(?), and lots of baby’s breathe.
Post # 16
NO! but that’s because I helped put together floral bouquets for way way less!
I helped my friend put together centerpieces like this for $25 dollars (she borrowed the candelabra from friends).