(Closed) Flowers: cost from farmers market?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
3696 posts
Sugar bee

We did farmer’s market bouquets, but they were not DIY put together from buckets; we got them from a lady who runs a farmer’s market flower stand, but she assembled the bouquets and boutonnieres for us just like a florist would. She charged me $50 for my bouquet and $35 for the ‘maids. (Her boutonniere and corsage prices ranged from $8-$15 depending on how large and elaborate they were).

For centerpieces, we bought live ivy plants in foil-wrapped pots from a greenhouse for $3 or so apiece, and they doubled as favors that guests were invited to take home and keep as houseplants. (Centerpieces that clean up and dispose of themselves!) They were pretty popular.

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: September 2012

We used a farmer’s market florist for bouquets and centerpieces.  For 1 bridal bouquet, 3 smaller bridesmaid’s bouquets, and enough flowers for 20 centerpieces in mason jars (which we  bought separately), we paid $200.  We picked out the flowers ourselves, and I think we ended up with about 4 large buckets (5-gallon size) not including the bouquets.  My Mother-In-Law used to work at a flower shop, so she did all of the arranging, and they turned out beautifully.  We actually had some flowers leftover at the end.  I really like a natural look, so we used a lot of greenery rather than just large blooms, which helped to keep the cost down.

Bouquet photo by Art Pinney

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