Post # 1
I am just starting out on planning my wedding (May 2012) and I am trying to write-up a “rough” budget to see how much I should be spending on each part. I was wondering how much you all spent on flowers?
Post # 3
Hi there and Welcome to the Hive
The prices of flowers are going to vary. I don’t know what your wedding budget is, or how much of your budget you want to put towards your florals. For example, 6% of my wedding budget went to florals (some seen here.) I gave zero specifications to what flowers I wanted. I gave the florist my inspiration palette and full reigns to create whatever she wanted within X budget. I had fresh in season (no out of season bc I didn’t want the cost to go up) flowers for 7 bouquets, 7 boutonnieres, 12 cocktail hour tables, 13 dinner tables, and then additional flowers for the gift table, escort table, guest signature book table and additional odds and ends (washrooms etc..)
Post # 4
Flowers have gone way down in my priority list as the florists I’ve met are overpriced and their work is not so good… I’ve decided that I’ll spend between 5 and 10% of the wedding budget for them, and get whatever I can for that price 🙂
Post # 5
I went with silk flowers and only spent $60! PICS
Post # 6
I’m paying about $600 but I’m having a small wedding with the following:
x7 table centerpieces
x1 bridal bouquet
x2 bridesmaids bouquets
x1 mother of the groom corsage
x1 groom bouttoniere
x3 groomsmens bouttonieres
We’re having peonies, roses, freesia and stock by the way. Cost really depends on the size of your wedding too. The centerpieces in particular really put the price up!
Post # 7
We paid ~$800 for…
2 mom corsages
2 tall ceremony arrangements
5 low centerpieces
I would say the flowers I picked were moderate. We picked designs with an eye to budget (for example, using some hydrangeas to take up space) but I also had some roses, etc. There were no real “cheapey” fillers.
It can vary quite a lot depending on your area and on what type of flowers you need.
Post # 8
Our flowers is around 3k (probably on the expensive side). Including the following:
1 Bridal bouquet – black magic roses
1 Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet -spray roses, and gardenias
1 Groom pin
1 Grooman pin
6 additional pins for family members
Ceremony arrangement (black magic roses, crystals, stones)
Flowers (black magic roses) arrangement for wedding cake.
Arrangement for guest table (orchids) and cocktail tables (black magic roses)
8 centerpieces (carnations)
Post # 9
Just today I had my first meeting with 2 different florists. I think that prices may vary greatly depending on the following:
Which flowers you choose/seasonal ones or not
Size of centerpieces and how much decor you need
Size of your bridal party.
I want tall centerpieces for my wedding and the quotes I got were anywhere from $70 to $195 a piece. I don’t have a bridal party (it’s not in our culture) so I will only need center p. Huppah decor and one more piece for the place cards table. One quote was for $1,700 the other $1,500. Honestly I was expecting to spend about a grand not more.
Post # 10
We spent about $400 on flowers. We didn’t use any for the reception. For the ceremony we had my bouquet, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 4 wrist corsages, 8 bouts, and a throwaway bouquet.
Post # 11
I spent about $180 for two bouquets and two bouts.
Post # 12
We are spending just over $3,000 on a very small wedding (50 ppl). 5 centerpieces, 1 bouquet (no BMs), 4 bouts, and 3 corsages, 4 cocktail table centerpieces, floating pomanders, and Placecard centerpiece. Not really doing anything at the ceremony, since it is in a garden, but the reception outdoor pavillion will be loaded with flowers! Peonies, Black Magic Roses, Garden Roses, Dahlias, rannuculus, etc. Really all just depends on how much you love flowers! I love them, so they were very important to me.
Post # 13
I’ll be spending around £400 or $600.
6 centre pieces (3 red gerberas on each table)
1 bridal bouquet
3 bridesmaid bouquets (red gerberas)
1 wrist corsage
8 church pews (we’re alternating them so the pews will be decorated alternately, if that makes sense)