Post # 1
wondering what everyone expects to pay or has paid for their flowers. They are important to me and I want full centerpieces, flowers down the aisle and a bouqet. Just want to make sure my budget it normal and not overboard.
Post # 3
I did our flowers! $150 for 6 (HUGE) centers, 3 bouquets, 6 buttonieres, and 6 corsages!
Post # 4
We’re paying $ 1,200 for my bridal bouquet, 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 5 corsages, 11 bouteniers, toss bouquet, and 2 large alter displays Including delivery. It really depends on the types of flowers you want. Here’s my boquet and Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet inspiration
Post # 5
@brittanyandjoe: we originally budgeted 5,000 but only ended up needing to spend 3,000.
ceremony: shepherds hooks with hanging flower vases lining the aisle and a chuppah decorated wit’s flowers. 5 bridesmaid bouquets, 7 MOG/MON grandma, 10 boutineers 1 bridal bouquet. Flower crown for bride and flower girl.
Reception: 8 tables wirh trees with tea light, crystals, and flowers (has a moss base) as centerpieces . Then 8 tables with lower center pieces full flower arrangements with
my must have flower was peonies. Other than that I gave the florist free reign to create arrangements with different textures and colors. I’m going for an enchanted Forrest feel (my venue is a historic bed and breakfast with a catering hall- which looks like a little cottage). She’s very talented and i saw several pictures of her work with the exact look and feel that I wanted. I feel because she has a lot of choice that it helps keep the cost lower.
The picture is just some things she threw together. I have been to bridal showcases and her work is usually more elaborate. But when I said I want it to have a “wild flower” enchanted feel and stressed “not roses” she really understood.
Post # 6
I spent $4,000 with 30 tables at reception, 8 bridesmaids, 9 groomsman.
Post # 7
thanks everyone ! MrsN14 seems like you got a really good deal ! Are you in Seattle ? I couldnt find a florist I liked to do my bouquet for under $300 and I still had 6 tables and ceremony flowers to think of so it was looking around $2500 with delivery and all. So I just submitted an order to fifty flowers and am going to do them myself two days before. Cost $688 and I get 150 cream roses, 150 cream carnations, 10 bunches of queen annes lace and 10 bunches of seeded eucalyptus, so hopefully that enough ! I was thinking that even $688 was too much to spend on flowers, but i looks like that fits in or even under what you guys spent, so at least Im not crazy 🙂
Post # 8
BrandNewBride what kind of flowers did you use ? thats a great deal for 6 huge centers !
Post # 9
Under $3k for
1 bridal bouquet
6 bridesmaid bouquets
1 groom bout
1 flowergirl wand
10 low centerpieces
10 high centerpieces
1 welcome table arrangement
flowers for the cake
Post # 10
@brittanyandjoe: I ended up using silk flowers and had a vendor I met through another forum arrange them for me. They were awesome.
However, in Seattle, I recommend Ravenna Blooms. I had a consultation with her before changing my budget and she was fantastic.
Post # 11
Paid under $700. 1 huge bouquet, Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet, 3 coursages, 6 bouts, 12 tall CP, 4 (I think?) short CP, petals. Cake florals. I didn’t want to spend much on flowers but I got so much more than I ever expected.
Post # 12
@BrandNewBride: where did you purchase your flowers from? I am thinking of DIY my flowers!
Post # 13
@Jas00: Wegman’s! But I think any gorcery store with a big floral department would work. And I’ve heard awesome things about Sam’s Club roses, too, though some people have said they’re not de-thorned.