(Closed) Expensive centerpieces

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Okay, are you ready for this?:  I am paying $150 for an elevated BABY’S BREATH centerpiece!  I have no idea how it’s $150.  It will be massive.  And have a collar of roses and some dangling crystals though, so that helps me rationalize things a bit!  We are only doing half the tables with these, (8 tables), the others will be a $100 lower arrangement of roses and hydrangeas.

I have no photos, but this is what a large amount of the baby’s breath looks like:

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve found, that as a general rule, floral centerpieces are always expensive. Your quote really doesn’t shock me, for that reason.

I think doing tall and short will work. Use the taller ones on the outsides of the room, shorter ones inside, closer to the dance floor (or whatever matches your set-up).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ll be doing my own centerpieces.  Spending around 30 dollars a centerpiece.

Have you thought of going the DIY route?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went to a lady that does arrangements out of her house.  No overhead costs means cheaper flowers!  I am getting tall, fluffy arrangements for $40/each.  I’m using daisies, white hydrangea, and lavender stock.

So try an independent florist?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Virginia Marie: I’m doing the same centerpiece (eiffel tower vase, baby’s breath cloud) but not spending anywhere near that. I wonder how much they are charging you for the crystals. Are they under the assumption you’re keeping the vases?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Worry Wart

 

Well I don’t know what you mean by an independant florist vs a regular florist

If you can find a LOCAL florist, which may be what you mean, the cost is going to be a lot less.  Reason being, they grow the plants right there on location (for the most part) therefor can cut out on over head costs (delivery,gas,shipping,etc)  Do you have a local nursery??  I’d check them out first.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know if this is true for other people, but my short centerpieces are actually the more expensive ones just because of the flowers.  If you want to bring cost down, I would consider changing your flowers, being especially sensitive to what is in season.  That being said, the price you quoted doesn’t shock me at all.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Try posting a craigslist ad for florists in your area. You might be able to find someone that works out of their house. Ask around and see if anyone you know/someone you know knows has floral design experience.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Have you considered non-floral centerpeices?  Vases and candles are a lot more affordable than floral centerpieces.  Check out project wedding for more inspiration!

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Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

This is exactly why I am DIYing our centerpieces.  They are going to cost around $10 per table.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m doing 2 centerpieces to save on cost. A manzanita tree with black magic roses & orchids at $60 and a candle centerpiece with a submerged orchid and rose peals and candles surrounding it at $30. Saves me some $$$

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