Post # 1
I just got a quote from a florist and I don’t know if it’s a good deal or not. Background info – wedding is in May in MN, bridal bouquet will have grebera daisies and hydrangeas, Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets will be gerbera daisies. Bouts and corsages are still to be determined, but will have gerbera daisies as well. We don’t need centerpieces b/c we’re having centerpiece cakes.
Total cost w/ tax and delivery – $583.15 (includes 1 bridal bouquet, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 12 bouts, 4 corsages, 1 memory piece and 1 toss bouquet).
Is this too much? I haven’t gotten any other quotes, b/c I really like this person’s work.
Post # 3
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
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
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
This is less than my sister paid for a similar amount of flowers for her wedding. Sounds good to me!
Post # 7
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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!