Post # 1
So I just got the proposal from a florist I really liked and… OUCH! Tell me, is this quite crazy or reasonable? Because that seems insane. My DJ was cheaper than that! I do live in DFW which is a pretty big metroplex and things do tend to be a little more expensive because of the area but still… I got a quote from another florist that game be pretty much nothing but roses that she was going to spray teal and a few japanese lillies and that was $500.
Bridal: Bold Blooms of Blue and Purple Hydrangea, Lisianthus/Stock and Blue Orchids with White Miniature Calla Lily Accents; Rhinestone and AB Swarovski Crystals within Bouquet; Hand Tied with White Satin Ribbon and Pearl Pins = $185
4 Bridesmaids: Large Triple Calla Lily and Blue Orchids with Teal Feather Accents at Base of Blooms; Touch Of Variegated Greenery; Wrapped in Teal Ribbon and Purple French Braid/Pearl Pins ($65 each) = $260.
Groom: Miniature White Calla and Blue Orchid Boutonniere; Black Satin Wrap = $12
4 Groomsmen, 2 Grandfathers, 2 Ushers, 2 Fathers: Blue Orchid with Grass Loops ($10 each) = $100
1 Mother: Silver Beaded Cuff Wristlet with Blue Orchids, Feather Accent and White Hydrangea = $33
1 Mother: White Mini Calla Petite Bouquet with Teal Feather Accents and Black Wrap = $38
3 Grandmothers: Mini White Calla and Blue Orchid Corsage;Greenery/Sheer White Bow ($16 each) = $48
Flower Girl: Princess Wand with White Roses and Teal/Purple Ribbons; Silver Sparkle = $33
Toss Bouquet: Fun and Sparkling Mix of Light Blue Hydrangea and other Bridal Blooms = $28
Delivery = $45
Total = $782 Tax = $64.52
Final Total = $846.52
Post # 3
the moms’ flowers sound high, and i would ask her to throw in the toss bouquet for free. everything else sounds pretty reasonable.
Post # 5
Flowers are exensive, plain and simple. It sounds like a lot of money but thats actually a great deal!
Post # 6
I think the rates seem fair! I agree with kitzy that the Mom’s wristlet and bouquet seem a bit high.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Yeah, flowers in my area are about 1k for that. It seems average to me. This is why we aren’t doing fresh flowers. I just don’t feel it’s worth the price of a 1-day decoration.
Post # 8
The rates they are asking seem like what I am paying. But I am getting my toss bouquet for free. Ask that they throw it in.
Post # 9
The rates seem reasonable to me.
Post # 10
For orchids and feathers and hydrangeas and the amounts you’re getting it looks like a reasonably good deal to me. Not a steal or anything, but quite good.
Post # 11
I think that’s the going rate, unfortunately. If you have a crafty friend, you might enlist them to help. I took a flower arranging class last year and it wasn’t “too” hard…your friend could make the corsages without much skill.
Post # 12
That’s about average. Have you considered working with an up-and-coming florist to save on cost? Or perhaps purchasing your flowers wholesale yourself and hiring someone to design them (your wedding planner/designer could probably do this)?
Post # 13
That sounds about right.. my florist is giving me a toss bouquet for free though. Anything else for the reception?
Post # 14
That seems reasonable to me. The only one I think that is a little high is the mothers, although your description sound quite elaborate so probably matches price.
Post # 15
How do I bring up the free toss bouquet? I mean, I don’t wanna sound like I am trying to just get stuff for free… which of course I am doing… but still!
Post # 16
Wow, that actually looks good to me. If you’re saying this is expensive, then I’m in good shape for my budget. I only budgeted $300 for flowers… mainly because I don’t care about them. So it looks like if I don’t get all the frills and fancies I can find something within my budget.
Looks fine to me. I was thinking over a thousand was normal.