(Closed) Flower Budget

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It is a little pricey but I am a DIY bride, I am spending 200.00 on my flowers that includes 14 centerpeices 3 bouquets and 5 bouts.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi there, I live in Florida and just got my flower quote, and it was higher than I expected also.  Here is what I received so you can compare:

BRIDAL BOUQUET—(IVORY DRESS)—CLUSTER OF IVORY CYMBIDIUM ORCHIDS, DEEP PURPLE DENDROBIUM ORCHIDS AND TOUCHES OF WHITE ORIENTAL LILES  (LIKE OUR PICTURE)

$140.00

 

THROW BOUQUET

NO CHARGE

 

4 BRIDESMAIDS (EGGPLANT-PLUM DRESSES)—ROUND HAND-TIED CLUSTER OF OPENING LAVENDER ROSES, PURPLE ASTERS, PURPLE LISIANTHUS, PURPLE MONTE AND GREENERY

$300.00

 

GROOM—WHITE ROSE WITH DARK GREENERY

$7.00

 

4 GROOMSMEN—WHITE ROSE AND DARK GREENERY

$28.00

 

RINGBEARER—SMALL WHITE ROSE

$5.00

 

1 READER—2 WHITE ROSES IN A PIN-ON CORSAGE

$18.00

 

2 GIRLS—SINGLE WHITE ROSE IN A PIN-ON CORSAGE

$24.00

 

SIGN-IN TABLE—LOW, CENTERPIECE STYLE—IN DARK PURPLES, LAVENDERS AND TOUCHES OF WHITE—SAME FLOWERS

$50.00

 

CAKE—TOPPER (MADE IN A HOLDER) –USING DARK PURPLE DENDROBIUM ORCHIDS, WHITE MONTECASINO AND GREENERY—(NOT TOO LARGE)

$45.00

 

2 ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TOP SIDES OF THEIR ARCH – IN PURPLES AND LAVENDERS

$150.00

 

WEDDING DELIVERY AND SETUP

$75.00


$842.00

    58.94   TAX


$900.94

 

Thoughts?  Does this seem reasonable or on the higher end?  Appreciate any input…thanks!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

See, this is why I’m DIYing.  I will have my bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaids, not sure about the toss, 4 bouts, enough for 24 buds to put in vases for the centerpieces, and a few handfuls of petals to also scatter on the center of each table. I’ve priced it out and that’s around $200 if I order in bulk.  Oh, I forgot to add some for the cake, make it $215.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here are some price ranges from the quotes I’ve gotten.

Bridal bouquet 175 USD – 225 USD

Bridesmaid’s bouquet 75 USD – 100 USD

Boutonniere 15 USD – 20 USD

Corsage 20 USD – 25 USD

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My flowers came to just over $2000 for 1 bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets, 5 corsages, 3 groom/groomsmen bouts, 7 father (et al.) bouts, 6 pomanders, and 6 tablescapes of small arrangements in varied vases. We used only seasonal flowers. This included delivery and setup.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh boy. These costs make me sick to my stomach! My quote is for 4000k. Down from the orig 5k.

Bridal ($ 270)

1 bridesmaid

1 jr bridesmaid

4 flower girls

1 ringb

1 best man

2 mothers

2 fathers

25 tables

We are in washinton dc. Most flowers are roses and callalillies

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It sounds about right especially for bigger areas in Ontario. We did ours DIY since my cousin worked in a floral shop when she finished highschool. Our total for flowers including my bouquet and the three of my girls and a toss was 155$ but I wish I had gotten more and spent closer to 200$.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Future_Ms.Bostonceltics:  i paid the same amount but had 1 additional bout and 1 additional corsage PLUS 6 gorgeous centrepieces and a tall orchid for the guest book table.  note:  all of the bouts and corsages were orchids.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Future_Ms.Bostonceltics:  I live in Toronto Ontario and my cost for flowers is $600. I’m getting fake flowers though for a destination wedding in Cuba. I’m getting bridal bouquet, toss bouquet, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 groom bout, 6 groomsmen bouts, 1 ringbearer bout, and a flower girl pomander (sp?) and extra flowers for the cake. I thought my price was reasonable.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We eloped, and the flowers for our wedding were included in our elopement package. For our reception, I actually told our florist what our budget was for flowers.  Our budget was $700, and it included 11 center pieces, 5 bouts, and 4 corsages.  I didn’t think I needed a bouquet, because our reception was eight months after our wedding. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am doing it on the cheap and fortunately we’re getting married in a really low season for the city.  There is a wonderful florist next door and she’s doing big centerpieces for $40 apiece (we’re renting the vases from her).  She quoted $40 for bridal bouquet, $35 for a bridesmaid bouquet, $8 each for boutonnieres, and $20 each for corsages, and then to rent 2 topiaries decorated with flowers would be $50.  All told, for the number of items we need, it would be roughly $500.  Eek.

I think I might just order the centerpieces and bouquets from her, and make the boutonnieres and corsages.  I’ve read several online tutorials and they look so easy to make!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Anemones shouldn’t be that expensive if you’re DIY. I think I was quoted $10 for a 6 bloom bunch. The berries are like $6 a bunch.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh and if you look for my post about flowers, my total was $300 but it’s all DIY. I too told my floral girl what i was willing to pay and she made it work. If yours are being made for you I think it’s a decent price. 

I did almost puke that gardenias were $13 per bloom and I had to order at least three.

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