(Closed) "Flowers cost how much?"

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Our original quote was $4,652.00

That included:

bride’s bouquet and 6 bridesmaid bouquets

2 large chapel arrangements

Groom’s bout and 6 groomsmen bouts

Family flowers (nosegays for mothers/grandmothers, bouts for fathers/grandfathers)

Pomander ball for flower girl/ bout for ring bearer

Centerpieces for 22 tables and 1 long headtable

Centerpieces for 5 pub tables

 

Our budget for flowers was $3,500 and when we started talking to him later about cutting several things, he said that he loved our “vision” and enjoyed working with our design so much that if we would only cut the chapel arrangements ($500 total), he would do the rest for the $3,500.  Did I mention we love our florist? 

Post # 32
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Helper bee

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MrsHistory-Bee:  FLowers were so important to me in the beginning…then i re-evaluated and realized my wedding being personalized with little details about us as a couple was more important. Also satying within our budget was #1. I went with roses, classic, beautiful and one of the least expensive flowers year-round.

For $1000 in Chicago I got:

6 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (to be fair, they were 3 roses wrapped in ribbon, why do they need 3x as many flowers??

My bouquet

2 Presentation roses for the moms

2 bouts for dads

Groom’s bout

6 Groomsmen bouts

2 altar arrangements transported after to reception

Rose petals for tables

Flowers for cake

I’m so glad I didn’t do it myself, I had to be talked down from it mulitple times. The stress would have done me in. But I’m also glad we kept things simple without doing away with flowers all together.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ours came out to almost 7 thousand………. ugh that place better be COVERED in flowers.

My bouquet and toss bouquet and my FI’s boutoniere

10 bridesmaid bouquets and groomsmen boutonieres (or however you spell it) 

Like 30 or 40 flower arraignments for family

35 huge centerpieces

Massive bridal party table (for obvious reasons….. lol)

2 big arraingments for the church……

Big arraignment for the entrance of the hall and decorations on the staircase also at the hall.

I am still AMAZED by how expensive flowers are. And this was the cheapest quote I got for such a large event. I was getting quoted well over 10 thousand dollars is some places. 

For what? They are all going to die anyway 🙁

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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MrsPiggles:  I’m honestly pretty jealous of your quote. That’s a ton of flowers for $7k. Like a ton. So many flowers.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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crackktheskyy:  Really? I still feel ripped off. But I think I would’ve felt this way regardless…. flowers are so ridiculously overpriced….. they really take advantage of brides. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This is crazy, I feel like I got the deal of the century!  My wedding is in a small town, so I’m not sure if that made a difference.  But here is what I’m getting for $350 (seasonal flowers for my September wedding in 3 weeks!!):

1 bridal bouquet and 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets

4 bouts

8 arrangements for a medium sized mason jar as centerpieces

Flowers to be attached behind pew bows for the aisle.

We are only having 50 guests and we are decorating the head table with the bouquets.  She is making my bows, delivery and setting up everything within that price. A-maz-ing!

Here’s a photo of the “scraps” from my consultation.  Looks good to me!<br /><br />

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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MrsPiggles:  If you look on the previous page, we’re paying $8K for what I listed, and we don’t have anywhere near as many flowers as you do! For what we wanted we were quoted anywhere between $5K-$11K. Crazy! I’d say you got one heck of a deal! (Though it does seem like a ton of money up front…but with your huge family and Wedding Party and all of those guest tables….that’s a great price, I think!) I’m super jealous! Definitely post some photos when you get them — it sounds like the room will be absolutely gorgeous!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We had about 140 guests and 4 BMs and 4 Groomsmen. Ours came out to about $6,500 CAD including labour, but prices vary quite a bit depending on where you’re getting married. Flowers & candlelight just make everything so magical! 

 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by  MissGemini.
Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

 

MrsHistory-Bee: We spent just under $900 on flowers. The 1 bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 5 boutineers, and 3 corsages from a florist cost $560, and then we bought $320 worth of loose florals from Costco, which my mother arranged herself.

Post # 41
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Newbee

I got a quote for $3,200 and was blown away!  So I ended up doing my own and I was THRILLED!!!

I ended up spending a little under $1,000 and I went with Flower Moxie (http://www.flowermoxie.com).

They were awesome because they built a custom quote for me, and talked to me on the phone, which answered a lot of questions and my nervousness.  They sell by the bunch, so I didn’t have to buy an entire box of orchids just to get some in my bouquet.  You can watch their DIY videos on youtube, which is helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClsNpgOV72CWs5QpAOCJr5g

 

Anyway, good luck!  DIY is not for everyone, but it really helped me save money, and it wasn’t too hard (my mom and aunts did help, lol)

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