(Closed) "Flowers cost how much?"

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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MrsHistory-Bee:  Our budget has kind of changed. We budgeted $500. Our reception venue includes centrepieces (pictured above)

We do not need flowers at the Church because it is the week before (Canadian) Thanksgiving and the inside is so beautiful with all the wood that I feel it would take away from it.

We are getting

Bridal bouquet (calla lilies, stephanotis, roses all in cream with pearls throughout) with complimentary toss bouquet

Groom bootoneer (calla lily with stephanotis)

They will look kind of like below but no crystals

Two bridesmaid bouquets with the calla lilies and roses.

Five groomsmen bootoneers with the calla lilies only (MOH is a “man of honour”)

Bootoneer for my Dad and two corsages for the mothers

Because Fiance is Hawaiian (native) we are also getting a traditional lei (unfortunately no maile leaves because we cannot import them/they cannot be exported ) but it is 7.5′ (or 90″ long) and will look something like this (but thi leaves and orchids dispersed among the greenery – a lot more bushy greenery):

For all of this it came to just under $700. My mom decided to surprise us and pay for our flowers, though, so that was amazing!

I think we got a pretty good deal πŸ™‚

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I also think that it depends on area, what flowers you are getting, and the time of year. Certain flowers are more expensive than others ~ especially if they aren’t in season.

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i did not have a budget per say.  but flowers were super expensive.  i was quoted $6000 from one place and $3000 from another place.  i ended up scrapping the flower idea for centerpieces and went with a different idea.

i had a bride’s bouquet, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 7 boutineers, 2 wrist corsages for $600

my room looked like this:

 

cake with Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets:

 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

Ughhh, this thread is terribly depressing. πŸ™

 

I had no idea it was this much…..

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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MrsHistory-Bee:  It depends on where you live.

I’m doing alternative to fresh flowers because of our winter wedding, I wanted somthing that would make it through the day, and now we have a lovely keepsake as well. We’ll be using sola flowers.

We’re getting:

1 bride bouquet

5 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets

5 mother/grandmother corsages

9 boutonnieres

1 flower girl kissing ball

It’s $500 even for that.

Inspiration pics:

Post # 21
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Worker bee

I spent about $500.  I got centerpieces from whole foods for $200 (12 tables) – they were simple hydrangea’s that I put in mason jars that I picked up from Value Village for $0.25 each.

The bouquets and corsages and bouts were silk flowers that I got on sale over the course of several months at Michaels and I wrapped them myself.

We were on a strict budget, and I think they turned out lovely.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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VictorianChick:  I’m with you! I totally agree! Flowers are sooo expensive!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I originally only wanted to spend $500 (which was a number I pulled out of thin air), but it turned out that I have VERY expensive taste in flowers and all the florists I met with were at the $1000-$1200 mark for what I wanted.  So in addition to the quantity of what you need it will depend on the kind of flowers you are looking for. I also live in Boston, which could be pricier than other areas.

To save $ we did not decorate the church (huge and super ornate and would have needed a ton to make it not look underdone) and we don’t like corsages or boutonnieres.  Instead I got single stems at whole foods the night before for the moms and grandmas to carry and made fower lapel pins for the groom, dads, and grandpa (groom and groomsmen had pocket squares).  The lapel pins were a huge hit!  I also requested that my bouquet be more of a bridesmaid size.  I don’t like when the bride’s bouquet is huge and this also helped save some money.

The florist I picked was just under $1200 for my bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 large arrangement for the bar, and lots of medium and small arrangements spread across the tables all in mercury glass vases.  I never thought I would say this but I am so glad I splurged on the flowers.  They looked amazing and really added our (let’s face it, my) style to the venue.  We were also supposed to be outside, but it was cold and rainy and the flowers really brought that summer feeling inside πŸ™‚

I only have guest photos so far:

 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It depends on your area and what flowers you want.  I initally didn’t really care about our flowers and was going to get them through Sam’s Club but the more I looked at them, the more I realized they would clash with our colors.  Then after my grandmother passed away, I decided that I wanted to incorporate tulips in our flowers since it was her favorite, and it led to me search out some florists.

Fiance and I have a small wedding party so I couldn’t imagine having to spend more than $1k, but I was getting quotes for $1500 minimum.  I luckily found a nice lady that runs her floral business out of her home and we’ll be paying $940 including tax, labor, and delivery fees.  This includes:

  • 3 bouquets
  • 6 boutonnieres
  • 2 corsages
  • flower girl crown
  • 2 altar arrangements including pillars and vases

I really wanted to do this for my centerpieces, but she was going to charge $80 a table and that wouldn’t even include the lantern or candles.  Yeah, no thanks! I’ll be DIY-ing those. πŸ™‚

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have no pictures as I’m getting married next April.

 

My flowers altogether are costing £275, that’s $455.

 

I’m having seasonal flowers; daffodils and white tulips. That’s a small bouquet for me, 2 small bridemaids’ bouquets, 7 groomsmen buttonholes and 2 mum corsages. We are doing the table decorations ourselves with acrylic vases, shop-bought daffodils, lemons and small pebbles. 

 

Mine and the bridemaid’s bouquets are going to double up as the top table decorations  as keeping them in water for the evening will mean they will keep for longer too πŸ™‚

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our quotes were in the $3000-5000 range for flowers. We had 5 bouquets, 2 reader corsages, grandmothers corsages, mothers poseys, flower girls pomander, and eight or nine bouts.  15 centerpieces, cocktail arrangements, and cake flowers.

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Post # 27
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Helper bee

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MrsHistory-Bee:  Hmm we are having 6 large flower arrangements for entranceways, flowers in our birdcage centerpieces on each table (17 tables, birdcages are also being provided by the same lady), bouquets, boutonnieres, flowers for the head table, ceiling draping with lighting. Our total cost is about $6000 (although my parents are paying for the wedding). Our original budget was a soft $4000 but it was very flexible, and my parents wanted certain things for the flowers and so that brought the budget up, but again they are paying so that’s fine with me!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m DIYing my flowers.  We are paying $500 for bulk hydrangeas, peony roses and 2,000 rose petals for isle.  I’m hoping this is enough for a huge boquet for myself and smaller ones for my 5 BMs, plus some leftover flowers to decorate our reception space.  We are getting pine branches and greenery for $120 from a local florist to use as table runners for 4 16ft tables .

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Thanks for this thread! It is helpful to get an idea of the cost and see pictures of what you can get, especially when you have no idea like myself!

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We are in a super expensive city so flowers were a bit of a budget breaker πŸ™

Included is:

– 1 extra large bridal bouquet

– 6 very large bridesmaid bouquets

– 3 small mom bouquets

– 2 wrist corsages (grandmoms)

– 12 boutineers (groom, extra, 6 groomsmen, 3 fathers, 1 grandfather)

– 2 church altar arrangements

– 1 place card arrangement

– 18 centerpieces (10 tall, 8 short)

– set up, delivery, breakdown fees

– over 100 candles

– sweetheart table decor (tall candles, thick bed of rose petals, votives, etc.)

 

These are taken from our first meeting. This is the vase we are going to use. Those are NOT our flowers. We will have a similar arrangement, using the colors below. He just was showing us an example using someone else’s flowers. We wanted a tall vase because the ceilings in our venue are so high! :

Like in the photo, we are going to have a mercury glass clutch under the vase with three roses in it. 

The escort card table will be similar to the tall centerpieces, but we will also float some dendrobium orchids in the vase and the big vase will be surrounded by mercury glass rose clutches to tie into the tall centerpieces.

 

These are our colors (he put together this bouquet for me to take home):

This is my bridal bouquet inspiration:

 

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