(Closed) Flower costs?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

ok- so I’ll give you our floral bouquet costs, but our wedding will be held in a resort town so this might not be the norm- it’s just the cheapest I could find!

brides bouquet- $180

6bm bouquets: $540

7 boutonnieres: $100

 hope this helps:)

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008 - 1930s Historic Building in Lakeland, FL

My bouquet was $175, and the bridesmaid bouquets were $55 each.  Hope that helps!  Happy planning!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I bought fake flowers and made my own bouquets.  I did 4 corsages, 7 groomsmen bouts, 3 groom/father bouts, my bridal bouquet, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, my breakaway bouquet, and flower girl petals.  My total cost was until $350. 

I went and visits Hobby Lobbys and purchase their real touch latex roses.  You can buy them at craftsetc but they are usually 50% off at Hobby Lobbies.  

You could also look at non conventional places like grocery stores for a florist. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My wedding is in MN in May, but here is the quote I received.  They will mostly be Gerbera Daisies and Hydrangea.

Bridal Bouquet – 1 @ $120

Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets 5 @ $45

Bouts 12 @ 7.50

Corsages 4 @ 12.50

Memory Piece 1 @ 60.00

Total w/ tax $583.15

 

Our florist does everything out of her house, so the mark-up is a lot less then a floral shop since she has no overhead.  Try to find someone who does it out of there house.  Check with some colleges who might have floral design classes to see if any students would be willing to do it.  Maybe also check with Craigslist.

GL!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My florist was really great at working with my budget and never made me feel bad about asking to reduce the cost of my flowers.  So don’t be afraid of being honest about how much you were expecting to spend.  My florist was Kendra from Loves Me Flowers in the Wallingford area (http://www.lovesmeflowers.com).  I paid $150 for my bouquet.  Kendra is really nice and does a great job (and she is more than happy to give you pricing information over the phone – other vendors wouldn’t give me any information unless I met them in person).

Also, I’ve heard that Stacy at Metropolitan Market (I think the Queen Ann location) does a great job and is pretty inexpensive (less than $100).  I’ve seen pictures of her bouquet and they were really beautiful (sorry, I tried to go back and find them, but couldn’t locate the website).  I’d give them a call and ask for pricing information.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m from the Bay Area, CA and here’s my breakdown:

  • bridal bouquet: $150 (orchids/calla lillies)
  • bridesmaid bouquet: $65 (roses)
  • bouts for groom and groomsmen: $10 each (orchid for groom, roses for groomsmen)

Hope it helps.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My breakdown is:

  • bridal bouquet: $375 (peonies, ranuculas, garden roses)
  • bridesmaid bouquet: $120 each (peonies, ranuculas, garden roses)
  • bouts: $20 each (freesia)

My wedding is not until summer 09, but I am excited to see how my flowers come out.  Good luck with everything.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I did pretty much the same thing you’re talking about.  We got married in the South Sound area of Seattle last September, and we paid a little under $300 total for all of our flowers.

Bouquets were roses, calla lillies, hydrangeas, and misc. filler flowers.

Bridal = $90

Bridesmaid = $40

Flower Girl = $20

Boutoneirres = $8 each (single full size rose with filler)

Corsages = $15 each (two full size roses with filler)

We went with a recommendation from a friend on a floral designer who worked at a Safeway store down here.  We saw photos of her work and based on the rec, we felt comfortable, even though it was through a grocery store.  I thought our flowers were beautiful, and she even threw in an extra boutonierre and a toss bouquet for us at the last minute for free!

I think it’s worth looking into the grocery store option if you want to stay inexpensive, especially in Seattle where places like Whole Foods, Thriftways, Top Foods, etc have some pretty good reputations for catering and flowers.  The floral shops we visited were mostly bound by national floral chain (FTD, etc.) pricing structure and basic styling, so we didn’t have much luck there either.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 1993

There are alot of small cut flower farms out there who do weddings. You can normally find them at your local farmers market or through the ASCFG. The benefit, gorgeous locally grown fresh flowers and they don’t have the mark-up on flowers that the florists do.

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Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

For a wedding in a big southern city in peak season, using hydrangeas, orchids, gerbera daisies, and spray roses:

Bridal bouquet – $200

Bridesmaid’s bouquets – $75 each

Bouts – $15 for groom’s, $12 each for groomsmen/ushers

MoB/MoG nosegays – $35

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My wedding is on May in WI. We were quoted

Bridal bouquet (tulips, calla lillies, hydrangeas and hypercuim berries) $70

Bridesmaid bouquet (tulips, hydrangeas and hypercuim berries) $40

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Some of my friends had the most beautiful flowers from………………. Price Chopper (Central Market Florist) and they said they were really reasonably priced. i don’t know the price, but it may be something to look into if you’re on a budget!

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