(Closed) flower budget

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It depends mostly on what you want your centerpieces to look like and how much floral will be used during the ceremony.

I decided to use silk for almost everything except my bouquet and even then, the only other floral is a small part of my centerpieces.

Sorry I can’t be of more help.

Post # 4
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Well it really depends on how many flowers you want, and how expensive those flowers are (in season, out of season, etc). My budget for flowers is $300! I really really hope we can do it for that much, because I don’t really want to spend more than that. However, we aren’t having flowers in our centerpieces. The only flowers we’re doing are bride & BMs bouquets, corsages for groom, groomsmen, family. If I have to… I’ll make my girls carry 1-2 flowers if that’s all we have for in the budget. Our venue provides most of the floral arrangements and has flowers upon flowers outside that our guests can enjoy 🙂

Post # 5
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I can tell you that for my bouqet (garden roses, hydrangas, hypericum berries and bear grass) 3 bridesmaids boquets, 3 groomsman, petals for fg and boutineer for rb, + 2 mothers corsages, 3 fathers boutineers our quote was a little over $400.

That didn’t include centerpieces as we’re probably doing living centerpieces. 

Post # 6
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

300-400? I had 700 down. Fiance and I have no clue what we’re doing!!! aaahh.

Post # 7
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re maxing it at $1500. We’re having a total of 36 mason jars full of flowers, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 1 bridal bouquet, flowers on cake, 2 corsages, and 7 bouts. We’re using peonies and dahlias (most likely). Hope that helps.

Post # 8
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

what does living centerpieces mean???

Post # 9
16 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Break it down piece by piece of what you’ll need. Here’s the general range of estimates I’ve gotten from local professional flower shops:

Bridal bouquet: $175-225

Bridesmaids bouqets: $50-85

Boutonnieres: $12-14

Corsages: $20-25

Centerpieces: I’ve found this is where it gets pricey – $50-300/table

Of course out of season and more delicate flowers will make it more expensive.

Post # 10
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For a bridal bouquet, 4 bridesmaids bouquets, 2 mother nosegays, 1 grandmother corsage and 2 wrapped single stems for our godmothers we’re spending $700.  We aren’t doing any other flowers.

Post # 11
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It definitely depends on the flowers you pick.  Thinks like roses that are grown year round run for $1 a stem whereas calla lilies run for $3 and my pick peonies run for $4 a stem in season and $9 out of season.  Eek!

You can cut your floral budget considerably by using flowers in season, larger blooms that take up more space i.e. less flowers, use tangible objects mixed in with the floral arrangements i.e. fruit, watering can, etc, use a floral cousin like tulip-peony hybrid versus a peony. 

We are budgeting $1000 for floral but I am making everything except my bouquet.  But it really runs the gamut as my friend is spending $12,000 on floral.  Talk to your florist about your budget and they will find ways to stick to it.  🙂


Post # 12
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Like all the ladies before me have said, the cost really depends on the flowers you want, how much flowers versus fillers, etc.  But just to give you a general idea, I was quoted between $100-$160 for a bride’s bouquet, $50-$100 for bridesmaid bouquets, $10 for boutonnieres and $25 for corsages seem to be the standard around here, and low centerpieces can be $40-$85 each mostly depending on the container chosen.

Post # 13
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I spent $3k and had 12 tables. Cost are comparable to your Cali location, but I’m sure could be less expensive in CO.

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