(Closed) Floral Costs…is this too much?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

That seems reasonable to me… bridal bouquets in my area cost about $200… bouts about $20 each… Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquest $30 to $40… toss about $15 to $20.  But that all depends on the market you are in… the best way to see if it’s reasonable for your area is to price out a few more local florists… prices can range a lot depending on where you are in N America. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

even if you like this lady, the rule of thumb is to check out 3 vendors in each category…I fell in love w/ one florist, and wasn’t going to shop around, but I am glad I did!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

oh, and keep in mind, near Mother’s Day is the 2nd most expensive time of the year to use a florist (take it from this Vday bride, lol)

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

This is less than my sister paid for a similar amount of flowers for her wedding. Sounds good to me!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I paid about $120 for my bouquet, $85 for each bridesmaid’s bouquet, $14 each for corsages, and $8 for bouts.  With the number of bouquets you are getting, it sounds like a good estimate to me.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

For my wedding, bridal bouquet was $145, toss bouquet was $40, bridesmaids bouquets were $65, boutonnieres were around $15, corsages were $25. Where my flowers got expensive were all my reception centerpieces ($90 per table) and the ceremony flowers (altar ($165), pew markers ($35 each), foyer table ($50), unity candelabra ($50), entrance railings ($170)).

 I loved my flowers, but now in retrospect I might have toned it down a little 😉 I spent a fortune, and had to throw most of the flowers away at the end of the night anyway!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think that sounds like an amazing quote. the price for my florist is well over $1,000, but that includes decorating costs for the ceremony and reception. good fing!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

if i charged for my services it’d be a lot more than that!  like others said, it doesn’t hurt to shop around, but it sounds like a great deal to me if you already like this person’s work!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think that sounds pretty reasonable. I paid around $400. Bride’s bouquet was $75, 4 bridesmaid bouquets (I think they were each 15?) 3 corsages, 8 bouts and I rented two candlelabras and two baskets of silk lillies. My bouquet was stargazer lillies and roses. Bm’s were roses and all the bouts and corsages were roses. my bouquet lasted 3 weeks after the wedding!! I was so happy!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I freelance floral design in the twin cities and that is a really good deal (without seeing the quality of work.)  I’d be hard pressed to beat that quote and I don’t have overhead costs!  Good find.

Post # 13
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Newbee

gosh, that sounds kinda cheap to me 😛  but i live in new york city so that would explain it (one florist quoted me over $5000 for 1 bridal bouquet, 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets and boutonnieres alone!).  i think you should go for it…especially if you feel confident in her work!

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