(Closed) Floral Budget compared to Total Budget

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They’re 6% of our budget (we’re doing non-floral centerpieces and won’t have any decorative flowers for the beach ceremony, so it’s just bouquets, corsages and bouts from a florist); the wedding is on Martha’s Vineyard. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My flowers will run about $2,500, and our overall budget will come to about $45,000. My florist will be handling all the flowers except for the bouquets and bouts which my sisters will make. We live in a large city, and the wedding business here is booming here in Houston. I felt really fortunate to find my florist who just broke off from a large company here and opened her own business. For my price, I will be getting 14 large centerpieces for my reception, an archway covered in flowers for guests photos, 8 large arrangements, offertory altar gift, and altar flowers. She is also setting up and breaking everything down for us.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine were 1.8% of my budget (to be exact :P).  I am having them done at wholefoods so saved a boatload.  I’ll be sure to post them when I get them!  That total includes 10 centerpieces, 5 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 bride bouquet, 10 bouts, and 3 corsages.  This is near a large afluent city.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Tigrrlily04:  Whole foods does floral arrangements?! I am going to have to look into this… Definitely post pics when you can!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Our budget is $36,000 and our floral is $3,500. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My budget about $22K right now, my flowers $900 that includes my bouquet of mini cala lilies, cala lily bouquets for 9 bm, 12 bouts, 22 hydranga wreaths for around my cenerpieces (I did the manzanita myself) 5 small arrangements for table decor, 16 huge pew arrangements, 3 corsages, 2 flower girl baskets, a low and long arrangement for the sweatheart table and a bouquet of flowers to offer the Virgen mary at church. Big city but small town prices!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We ended up paying about $220 total for all of our flowers. $175 was to the florist for bouquets, corsages, and boutennieres (which was actually a wedding gift to us from friends of the family), and the rest were flowers we planted in the garden (we got married at home) and a small bouquet of mini daisies my Maid/Matron of Honor picked up the day of for our centerpieces. Our bouquets/bouts/corsages were mostly roses, but I also had gerber daisies in mine. Our total wedding budget came out to just under $3500 if you include what we would have paid for all flowers.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our floral budget will be about 7-8% of our total budget

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our budget is around $35k and our florist is $3000. We only have 10 tables though and no bridal party or parent flowers. That said, Fiance wanted big extravagant flower arrangements and this area tends to command high prices for everything in general. The florist is small (no retail business).

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Olive12:  Hi Ms. Olive12, could you provide your florist’s info. I am looking for a florist and am on a tight budget.

Thanks!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

1/27 th of the wedding budget.

I spent $900 on flowers and my wedding cost $27k

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Future Mrs. W:  Here are a few pics 🙂  To break it down:

bride bouquet: $40

bridesmaids bouquets: $25

mason jar centerpieces:  $20

I thought they did a great job, they emailed me pictures of the mock ups to make any changes I wanted before finishing it all too, which was nice.  They did all the ribbon and everything too so all I had to do was pick it up and I was good to go.  You’d never known I paid about 1/3 the price of a florist!  The only thing that was a bit nerve wracking about working with Wholefoods was that they couldn’t guarantee exactly what type of flowers they would be getting in that week.  I didn’t have a strong preference, I just wanted purple and cream, so it was fine with me, but if you have your heart set on a particular type of flower then I probably would go with a florist or DIY. I’m not sure if it’s that way with all of the stores but it was with the one that I worked with.  But needless to say, I was more than pleased with the end result and it freed up some extra money to do some other things for the wedding that I wouldn’t have been able to do if I used a traditional florist 🙂
 
These aren’t the best pics, but it’s something.  Brides and bridesmaids bouquets in the background:

 

Bridesmaid bouq:

 

Brides bouq:

 

Centerpieces:

 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

We are working with a florist from a local farmers’ market and spending about $350 for bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. For centerpieces, we’re getting little potted ivy plants from a local greenhouse for a few dollars each and placing them on the tables. Guests will be invited to take them home at the end of the evening. In total, the flowers plus the ivies will be approximately 5% of our total budget. They are just not a high priority, and our venue is gorgeous and doesn’t need a lot of extra decoration.

We are also doing something similar to what a PP mentioned as far as giving the florist color guidelines, etc. and then giving her free rein to find whatever varietals are going to work best that week. I know the bouquets will be primarily roses, and she gave me 4-5 possibilities of similar varietals that she might use. She doesn’t know specifically which ones she’ll be able to get that week, but she knows she’ll be able to get at least one, and possibly more, from that color group. Works for me!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are using a florist and having everything delivered.  Our floral cost was 9% of our budget.  I’ve got my bouquet (and a small tossing one), 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 flowergirl pomander ball,  8 bouts for the groom, dads, &  groomsmen, 3 corsages for moms & grandma, 17 centerpieces, cake flowers, flowers for bellybars & cocktail tables, chair flowers for ceremony, arrangements at the alter & at the start of the aisle.

I made sure to use flowers that were in season, so I feel like we got a lot of bang for our buck.  Granted they charge almost $300 for delivery and tear down at the end of the night but honestly, the last thing I want to deal with on my wedding day is figuring out how in the world to get all those flowers to my venue.  We’re getting married in San Diego and it seems like everything costs a bloody forture.  Plus, you mention the word “wedding” and everything goes up 10%  Frown  

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