(Closed) Florist Prices….HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Miami and South Florida
Post # 3
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3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We just got our quote from a potential florist.  We not doing floral centerpieces but we are having one big pumpkin carved like a basket loaded with flowers at the guest book table.  Aside from that:

Bride’s bouquet

1 MoH bouquet

2 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets

Mom’s flowers (each carrying 3 calla lillies)

4 corsages

Groom’s Bout

FoB and Bridesmaid or Best Man (FI dad is his BM) Bouts

2 Groomsmen bouts

6 other bouts (ushers, reader, etc.)

Flower petals

$708

My mom has an appointment with them today to go over each item line by line.  I’m hoping to get in lower.

Post # 5
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hope this helps. I am using all Orchids and Lily’s in August.

Bridal Party

Bride $175.00
Maid Of Honor $80.00
Bridesmaids (5) $80.00 $400.00
Jr Bridesmaid $50.00
Flower girls (4) $45.00 $180.00
 
Groom $10.00
Best Man $8.50
Groomsmen (4) $8.50 $34.00
Ringbearer (2) $8.50 $17.00
 
Mothers (2) $35.00 $70.00
Fathers (2) 48.50 $17.00
Grandmothers (2) $20.00 $40.00
Grandfather $8.50
Godmothers (2) $15.00 $30.00
Male Readers (2) $8.50 $17.00
Female Readers$15.00
Guest Attendants (2) $15.00 $30.00
Leis (2) $45.00 $90.00
 
Church 
 
Alter arrangements (2) $175.00 $350.00
Asile runner $65.00
Pew decorations (16) $25.00 $400.00 8 for each side
Outside Bows (8) $8.00 $64.00
Cluster of Balloons (2) $15.00 $30.00
 
 
Reception
 
Cake ?
Toss N/C
Garland $85.00
Passing tray flowers $20.00
Tables (20) $70.00 $1400.00
 
Total $3686.00 Tax $230.37 Del Fee $50.00 Total balance $3966.37

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It depends on where you live but flowers can get rediculously expensive!

Here in the Twin Cities I’m looking at:

Bride’s Bouquet, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets, 1 Jr. Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquet, 1 Flower Girl Pomander, 2 small mother’s bouquets, Groom’s bout only, and approx. 45 small centerpieces (5 per 8ft table).  After labor, delivery, and taxes it is almost $1700.  Not too bad, especially because we are going with a very in-demand florist.

@stephinpa – wow!  $708 is A-mazing!  I’m jealous!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I think a lot of the budget calculators break it down to 10% of your total budget, for flowers/decor.

Just to give you an idea, the quotes we got were around:

Bridal Bouquet: $150
Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets: $85
Bouts: $10-15 each
Mother Arrangements (small): $35
Ceremony Arrangements: $85-125 each
Cocktail Table Flowers (small cups): $30 each
Centerpieces: $100-250 each (depending on size of table)
Other Large Reception Arrangements (bathroom, gift table, bar, etc): $85-125 each

I ended up using a florist for the personal flowers (bouquets, bouts, etc.) and church decor (4 large arrangements and aisle candles), and then DIY’d the flowers for the dining room tables and the rest of the flowers I needed for the reception.  I ended up spending about the same on both (and the DIY including the price of paying a friend $25/hour to do most of the assembly.)  If you’re interested in DIY’ing at all to save money, I made a post with some tips that you could check out.  Good luck with the florist decision!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know you said you wanted to know what was we actually chose for centerpiece, bouquets, etc.

Here are the centerpieces and bridesmaid bouquets.

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Post # 9
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here is my bouquet.

 

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Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We went to Wegman’s which is a slightly higher end grocery store.  So, don’t forget to check your local grocery store’s floral departments.  You might be surprised.

Post # 12
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Don’t mean for the pictures to be so big, just struggle a little bit on the resizing.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

this won’t help, but is something to keep in mind for bees getting married outside in nice weather, gardens, or whatever…

we spent $65.  really, the only flowers in our wedding were in my bridal bouquet.  no one seemed to notice the absence of flowers, as they were literally all around us.

Post # 14
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2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I just spoke to a florist yesterday.

We’re getting married in a botanical garden so since we’re going to be surrounded by flowers, we don’t need too many

We’re going to have:

1 bridal bouquet

3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet

Centerpieces, which will be mismatched small vintage glass vases that I’m collecting, about 5-6 of them clustered on each table with 2-3 flowers in each one

Some random very small arrangements for gift table, cake table, etc.

She didn’t put together the proposal yet but it sounds like it’ll probably be aroudn $300-$400.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That is beautfiul! Are they all roses?

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