Post # 1
I’m hoping to get opinions from people who are thinking/have gone with a florist from Whole Foods. Flowers/decorations are at the bottom of my priority and we have a limited budget in an expensive city. I’m not talking about buying flowers from Whole Foods and putting it together myself, but actually going with a florist there, have them put together bouquets and centerpieces and I’ll just pick it up and drop it in a vase 2 days before the wedding. I’m looking at sunflowers, daisies, white/yellow roses and some baby breath/greenery fillers. I need 1 bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquet, 5 boutineres and 10 centerpieces. Right now I have a budget of $400 for all of that in my spreadsheet. is this way too low? We might have to look into alternative centerpieces if I have to spend too much more but my mom loves flowers and I know she would really appreciate them at the reception.
See below for my inspiration pics!
Bridal Bouquet (can obviously be smaller):
Pictures courtesey of Sweet Violet Brides
Post # 3
I think it is way too low. I think your bouquet at a minimum will be $75,
plus $30 each for BM’s = $60
plus $10 each for bouts = $50
Centerpieces I think will be $35 or so each = $350
That would be $535 plus labor and tax.
Post # 4
@busyinboston: Have you asked them for a quote? You might want to check if the flowers you’re asking for are in season, but I’m inclined to agree with @Miss Leopard and say that $400 is unrealistic. I would have estimated that bridal bouquet to be at least $150 alone, especially in an expensive city like Boston. I think if you increase the budget to around $600 you may be able to get something similar to your inspirations pictures if you’re careful about finding flowers in season.
Post # 5
i’d just go in and talk to them. They sell flowers at cost, so they dont charge anything for putting it together. I got my bouquet there for I think 80, and each bm bouquet was 30. (I had roses and purple stattice) and I paid a little more cause I had to do a rush order since I went in 2 weeks before my wedding and they couldn’t add it to their regular order. I got my center pieces at another local market, but if they dont use too many more flowers than a Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet, you should be able to get it for about 30/each. Boutineres are basically 1 flower so it should be no more than $5 I think. $400 sounds a bit tight, but if you can up it to $500, I think it might be doable.
Post # 6
Id say it’s cutting it way close …. But you prob need 200-300$ More or DIY