(Closed) Cost of Your Floral Centerpieces?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The cost quoted to me by my florist was $38 a centerpiece for a square vase with crystals, a teal submersible light, and a fushia hydrangea.

I decided to make my own.  I bought the rectangular vases at Hobby Lobby, draped swavorski crystals around the edges, I am filling with crystal dazzlers and a teal submersible light and my florist is still providing the hydrageas but now they are about $15 a centerpiece.  I am also scattering small teal crystals around the vase.  – My theme is jewel tones =)

Some ladies on here have DIYed the entire thing using flowers they ordered from Sams online and those seem to work out pretty well.

Making the centerpieces has been a lot of work and dealing with getting them to the venue also a little complicated – and with out a florist you need someone to set them up.  But I am saving about $700 so that was worth it to me. 

I am still hiring a florist for the bouquets, boutineers, and some ceremony decor.

Post # 5
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Oy the ridiculous cost of flowers has me nauseated.

My centerpiece/table design was quoted at $120 per table. I am having a large vintage candelabra with hanging crystals and in the middle will be a large floral bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, tulips, etc. There will also be smaller hydrangea touches and candles on each table as well.

I would totally DIY if I had the time and energy, I am certain I would save a lot of money.

Post # 6
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am doing a mason jar with gerber daisies. and a wood heart table number with a few tealights my centerpeices will be under 20 a centerpeice. But My mom is providing the mason jars and we are DIYing the flowers the flowers should look like this with one of these table numbers in the middle with some rocks on the bottom!

Post # 7
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine are going to cost $8 each. 

1 square vase (Dollarama) – $2

7 fresh roses – $5.83

peice ribbon/glue – change

ETA a Picture!

Post # 9
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I freaked out about my DIY list so my florist will be doing ALL the flowers. My centerpieces are 2.5 foot vases with manzanita branches and curly willow accented with crystals and hanging votives with LED candles (my venue wouldnt allow open flames) and on the branches are real white dendrobium orchids that are attached. The bottom of the vases are filled with rocks we collected from the beach and on top of the rocks are two pears (because our theme is the perfect pear, since we are getting married at a vineyard called Pear Valley). SO basically its a flowering crystal tree … Each centerpiece is $80… the were over $100 but since we collected all of the rocks she dropped the cost. 

Post # 10
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I paid $2K which included 10 “high” & 10 “low” centerpieces, 2 large arrangements used to anchor the head table, 1 Manzanita tree for the sign in table and of course my & BM’s boquets….oh and the groom’s & GM’s boutonnieres.  Here are some pics!

Post # 11
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The minimum I was quoted for a cut-flower centerpiece was $85 each. We are going to have potted orchids instead. We haven’t determined the final cost yet because we haven’t picked out pots, but the plants themselves will be under $30 each.

Post # 12
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I splurged, I am a Master gardener, flowers are my world! I am paying $2,000 for 5 “low,” and 5 “high” centerpieces in vintage silver containers (rented from the florist) my bouquet, 10 bouts, 3 bridesmaides, 2 mothers corsages, and a centerpiece for the bar area. That includes set up and takes dowm. I did chose some higher end flowers ,roses, lithus, stock, sweet pea, You could do it for alot less. Most florist will work in your budget. The outdoor flower cones, wreaths for the doors, I am doing myself.

Post # 13
14987 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$30 each – from a local farmers market florist

Post # 14
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our coordinator is arranging our centerpieces using flowers from Sam’s Club. We’re doing 3 cylinder vases on a mirror, rocks at the bottom, a floating candle on the top, with votives around. It only takes 3 roses per centerpiece, and even with buying all of the supplies it’s coming to something like $15-$18 apiece. I plan on selling the glassware and mirrors afterward to try to recoup a little of that.

This was a prototype we made with fakes to practice…all of the candles around the side will be votives, not those weird little candle holders.

Post # 16
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


I’m doing the centerpieces myself. I won’t have photos until after the wedding day, but they are nice, simple, and not rediculously tall.

12 Glass Vases: Goodwill, $.50/pc

12 14″ Mirrors (for very large tables): Michael’s, $8.00/pc

36 Hydrangea Stems: Hobby Lobby, $3.00/pc (50% off)

5 bags of Purple/Clear glass Marbles: Michael’s, $6.00/bag

Grand Total for 12 Tables: $240

Price Per Table: $20

ETA: Forgot the Tealights! (I got mine for free though, I’m borrowing the candle holders from the church, and my Future Mother-In-Law was generous enough to give us a bunch of tealights she got from Costco. They burn for like, five hours)

The effect I’m going for is this:

Except I’ll have smaller votives, as the vase isn’t quite as tall, and I will have the glass beads at the bottom instead of water (fake flowers are so easy!)

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