Post # 1
I’m having a bit of a flower conundrum….I was originally going to do all my flowers myself, but have decided to have a florist do the bouquets, bouts, and corsages. Bride bouquet quotes are $150-200, BMs are $100-125ish, bouts $12-15 and corsages $20-25. Is this average? We got quoted $100-110 on centerpieces (simple ones), and can do them ourselves for about $30-35 (huuuuuuuge savings!). The total with centerpieces from the florist (not including any other floral decorations) would be about $2500.
How much are your flowers setting you back? Am I crazy for thinking that $100/centerpiece (we have about 15 tables) is insane in the membrane? 🙂
Post # 3
I’m DIY-ing them, and spending around $200-$300 total for everything
Post # 4
100 is a lot, but I got quoted between 60-75 for simple ones from florists in PA. It depends on where you live, but sadly that doesn’t sound so out of the ordinary to me. There are plenty of girls around here who did their own for like $10 a table. I paid a florist and mine were about $60/table.
Post # 5
I’m only getting personal flowers – NO decorations so they’re fairly cheap – $360 for a brides bouquet, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, a Flower Girl bouquet, 8 bout’s, and a corsage for my mom.
Post # 6
There is no option for no DIY and less than $1000. I’m getting a florist and it’s only costing me $700 with delivery and everything. I’d honestly rather someone else worry about it.
By The Way, my huge centerpieces, complete with lighted water, branches, and hanging candles are only costing $30 a piece. $100 is highway robbery.
Post # 7
Sorry, I keep trying to add a <$1000 threshold, but it keeps getting bumped. 🙁
I do live in the city, and I totally get that that comes with a much higher price tag, but at the same time, if I can do these myself (buy 2 cylinder vases/table = $3/ea CB Outlet, plus 1 bunch hydrangea = approx $5, plus 10 stems white rose varietal = $18ish) for $30, and they get a discount on flowers and vases, why do they charge do much? (I guess because they can.)
How about the wedding party flowers? Is that reasonable?
@SDAli, I wish it would cost $360 for the personal flowers! It seeming like $750-900 depending on who I go with.
Post # 8
Can you do it yourself? I’m ordering mine from fifty flowers and they have such awesome deals on their flowers.
Post # 9
I’m planning to spend $250 or less on flowers, but I’m not doing floral centerpieces.
Post # 10
I’m paying $250 for personal flowers (only two people in the wedding party), doing candle centerpieces, and DIYing ceremony flowers. I’ll have 18 mason jars filled what whatever flowers I pick from my garden or pick up at the farmer’s market that day. It’s way easier to DIY if you’re really flexible about things like specific type of flower or even color. For those, I will be spending less than $100. Those quotes for bouquets sound really high- what types of flowers are you asking for?
Post # 11
We paid around $400 but we had DIY flowers out the wazoo. Bouquets and centerpieces and huge arrangement of flowers in the entrance of the house and at the church.
Post # 12
$350 on everything, including 6 boutonneirs, 7 bouquets, 2 corsages, and flower petals for the tables. We did candle+vase+water type lighting with petals
Post # 13
here is my budget breakdown
I live in the city. Flowers are expensive AND I went to two other places before this one that didn’t give me quite as much bang for my buck. one place quoted me $3500 for carnation centerpieces among other flowers in the proposal. wtf?
SO here’s what we came up with:
Bride: Bouquet-black mini calla lilies with sunset underpinning, statement size colored gems and feather accent:$250
6 Bridesmaid or Best Man: $75 each;FG: $35;Ring Bearer: $5;MOB/MOG $35 each;FOG/FOB: $10 each;Grandma: $25;GPa:$10;Readers: $35 altogether
For the ceremony-Renting two column for two arrangements from the recepion to sit on$50;bar area decor$140;place card table $75; 16 centerpieces $1400; extra enhancements $300; delivery/setup/room turn/strike$500/tax$207.30
Florals are going to be (sunset colors) rothchilds, safari sunset, pinsushions, etc…crystals, feathers, funky elegance. And we are paying in cash so we get a 5% discount. It’s a lot, but I’m lazy so I’ll pay for the services. I also have no idea what this is going to look like-we didn’t do a mock up and I want to be suprised!!!
Post # 14
Flowers for my bouquet are white Garden Roses (I wanted Ranunculus, and 1 florist said they could do them, the other sugg the Garden Roses bc Ranuculus aren’t in season in July), with green Hypericum berries, a few Stephanotis, and a couple Lady Slipper Orchids….and now I know that Garden Roses are muy expensivo, as are the LS Orchids.
Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets are green Garden Roses with Hydrangea (I think?), and Hypericum berries. Groom’s bout is Hypericum berries w/Stephanotis, Groomsmen bouts are Green Orchids, and I can’t remember what we decided to do with the dads/grandfathers bouts and moms/grandmoms corsages….some kind of white flower in the same family I think?
I’ve also pondered doing a 6″ cylinder vase with a stem of white hydrangea along with a 9-10″ cylinder vase filled w/granny smith apples for centerpieces (our colors are black and white with grass/apple green and silver accents) instead of all flower centerpieces. Apples = mucho less expensive.
Post # 15
We are having a florist do my bouquet, three bm bouquets, 11 bouts and 9 corsages with some single blooms for floating in our centerpieces. The total is under $1000 for all that including delivery and setup. I should note however that our florist is a very small local business in the midwest and the woman is growing 90% of the flowers for our needs in her own humongous garden, rather than getting them from a separate grower. The only flowers she has to get from someone else are the cymbidium orchids for the bouts.
Post # 16
I got a great deal today..9 low centerpieces, 1 tall (the tall will be curly willow, dendrobium, hanging votives and beads and some flowers at the base_, manzanita with beads for cocktail main table, brides bouq, 4 bm bouq, 10 bouts, 5 corsages, a few flowers for the back end chairs, and the cake flowers…all for 1000 (including set up, delivery, tax, and vases) yay 🙂