Post # 1
I’m getting married in 3 months!!! Online information tells me that the average flower budget is around 10% of your whole wedding budget…but I have no intention of spending $4,000 on flowers. I’m thinking less than $1,000 but is this number realistic for. ..
1. 2 bridal bouquet (extra for bouquet toss)
2. 1 grooms boutonniere
3. 4 bridesmaids bouquets
4. 4 groomsmen boutonniere
5. 3 corsages (2 mothers and a sister)
6. 2 boutonniere (2 fathers)
7. 8 centerpieces
8. 1 decoration piece
Post # 3
I think you can definitely find a florist to make it happen. I’m spending just under $1100, and I’m getting my bridal bouquet, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 junior bridesmaid bouquet, bouts for the groom, 5 groomsmen, 2 fathers, and 1 grandfather, coursages for 2 moms and 1 grandmother, pomanders and a fabric aisle runner for the church, and a large statement piece for the escort card table.
I’m DIY my centerpieces (martha-inspired lace candles), so that’s why there are no floral centerpieces in the quote, but I think I got a fantastic deal!
Post # 4
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the flowers are lush red garden roses and white ranunculus.
Post # 5
I would think it would be hard to get all that for $1000. I would think it’d be possible to do everything but the centerpieces for $1000. But 8 centerpieces alone could cost $1000.
Post # 6
Are you prepared to have really small/simple centerpieces? Because a good sized arrangement of mid-priced flowers (not like carnations) would probably be at least $60-$100 I’d think.
Bridal bouquets are commonly $100-200 per.
Depending on pricing in your local area, I think $2k total is probably more realistic.
Post # 7
My quote is very similar to that. In addition, I had the ceremony trellis decorated and aisle decorated. For everything I was quoted $2200. I would say without the trellis and aisle decorations (and 2 less centerpieces), it would be $1500. It also depends on flower type and size though. Plus, my florist tried really hard to give me a great price. Hope this helps!
Post # 8
Our flowers were $450 including delivery with a professional florist (one of the two major ones who do weddings in town).
1 bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaids, 2 corsages, 6 boutonnieres, 10 centerpieces (but very not elaborate), and bags of rose petals
If I had added 3 bouquets, 1 boutonniere, and some decoration to be similar to yours, I would have figured around $700 total.
Post # 9
I think it can be done, you just have to shop around. I’m getting:
one bridal bouquet
four Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets
all for under $200.
I Just looked and looked on line for local gardens. I found a lady who has a business out of her house. She has a HUGE garden in her back yard. So I paid her a visit and she showed me around her gardens, it was awesome. Before I agreed to anything I asked around and looked at her portfolio. AWESOME! She said she’s able to give me such a great price, because we are using flowers from her garden ( dahlias. hydrangeas…and a few others that I forgot the names of, but they are pretty) and she doesn’t have any over head, its just her and her garden. So look around, I think you’d be surprised!
Post # 10
one option is to supply the glass containers for the centerpiece yourself, that might save you a few bucks. you can pick them up super cheap at places like michael’s or ac moore.
another option is to try the local supermarket that has a floral department. i got quoted around $450 for 1 bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaid’s bouquets, 10 boutonnières, 3 wrist corsages, and 18 centerpieces, but I am supplying the glassware.
Post # 11
OMG I didn’t expect such a great response from everybody.
Thank you so much ya’ll!
To Bunnylovesbear: WOW you are making your own centerpieces??? I wish I could be as crafty. I’m the kinda girl who can’t keep a plant alive for more than a week…:( I don’t even know how the timeline works for when to get the flowers…
To mcnetn3: Yeah, I had a feeling that could be the case…I’ve been looking online and has been wondering how much the floating candle with flower branch merging in water like the picture here would be…I can possibly have the branches brought to me and can do the rest by myself for the centerpieces 🙂
To prettyflowers: Thank you so much for the detailed information! Yeah, we definitely do not want something that doesn’t match the rest of the wedding that we’ve already spent a fortune on…ok, I’m starting to get it that $1,000 is a little too low for all that I have to have.
To justeen: Thank you! Ok, so if I work hard on this, maybe I can possibly stop at $1,500 🙂
To racheless: WOW what a great price! If I could fly over to CO I so would!
To leahb98: OMG! that’s amazing! Hmm…I wonder if anyone can be so sweet and generous around here…
To zaylee: Thanx for the information 🙂 I’ll definitely look into that.
Post # 12
We’re spending $720 on flowers. We’ve ordered:
1 bouquet for me (Avalanche Roses (or peonies – haven’t decided yet, they cos the same I just haven’t picked one!), hyaciths, tulips & Freesias) $150
4 Bridesmaids Bouquets – same flowers just slightly smaller $100 each
8 Bouts with roses, berries and camelia- $10 each
4 Rose corsages with camelia & berries $15 each
Throwaway Bouquet $30
We have not ordered any centrepieces or decorations. We’re doing our centrepieces ourselves, we’re getting married in a rose garden and they told us if we bought our own cutters we could raid their rose garden. So I got a heap of pretty mason jars and we’re just gonna have posies of roses in them.
Post # 13
where do you live I have a great woman in NYC and she services NJ and NY and she is soooooo amazing and soooo good there web site iswww.laflordesign.com
I got my bouquet = 150
9 brides maids = 270
4 large tall centerpieces = 88each 352
8 small centerpieces= 50 each 400
and a head table arrangement =55
$1227 which is not bad if you see what the centerpieces look like they are beautiful and have crystals hanging from my bouquet and the large centerpieces
Post # 14
@OP, I would think being in Pasedena you’d have a huge range of florist options. You prob have already heard these tips but
1) Don’t choose out of season flowers. They’ll get them for you but it’ll be at a premium
2) For centerpieces, use your own vases. Dollar store vases are just fine when sitting on a table! Or Michael’s or Hobby Lobby or whatever.
Those floating centerpieces are really (REALLY) easy to do. Seriously. That’s what we’re doing and it’s just adding distilled water, some petals and popping a candle on top.
Post # 15
To MissSparklespaniel: How wonderful! That is so nice to be able to do that.
To hlt 1028: Oh dang it! I live in Pasadena, CA. She sounds amazing!!! I would so have called her right away if I still lived in the east coast. Do you think she knows anyone here who can do the same? hehe…j/k…I know, I’m wishing for too much here. I hope I can find someone who can do the same here >o<
To Ms Charisma: Thank you for the information! You would think so right? But so far, no luck…it seems like everyone wants way more here. Yeah, I don’t care what kind of flowers as long as it looks pretty enough hehe. Oh good to know that it is something I can actually do…even though it looked easy in the picture, it was a little intimidating to think of doing this on my own.
Post # 16
We’re budgeting $500 for our flowers. They aren’t that important to us so we don’t want to spend too much. I’m getting the bouquets, bouts and corsages from Costco. For a rose bridal bouquet, it’s $60, bridesmaid bouquets are $30 and bouts are 2 for $10!