(Closed) Having trouble picking out flowers/giving florists a budget. :/

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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planningwife311 :  The flowers you posted don’t seem very bright to me. Do you mean tropical flowers is what you are looking for?

Have you talked to the florist about peonies and hydranderas? I always think vintage and classy when I see those.

Have you also thought about buying in bulk from Sam’s club, or one of the florist places that do bulk and creating your own centerpiecs?

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Since you don’t know anything about flowers, I’d just tell your florist to “make something in pink and white with a classic feel using seasonal flowers for $XXXX” and see what they get back to you with. 

The size of your wedding party and the number of tables at the reception are what affect your budget the most. That and how pretty the ceremony and reception places are – the nicer the space, the less you need to do with it.

I had a $500 budget for a 30-person wedding with 6 tables, 3 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen, three parents and two grandmothers for extra bouts and corsages. I had no floral centerpieces, just candles with scattered rose petals and my budget was stretched to the max. My wedding was a casual evening wedding with a laid back feel. Candles at brunch seem silly, but maybe there is something non floral you can do like bird cages, pinwheels made from floral origami paper in your colors, or maybe fancy picture frames? 

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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planningwife311 :  Honestly, speaking as someone in the wedding industry I would just show your florist some inspiration photos and the colors (from your pics you seem to like soft and classic, which with your venue and described attire I think is spot on), give them your budget, and just let them create something. The hardest thing for a florist to do replicate photos exactly….because almost always the clients wishes and inspiration photos do not match their budget. Hire someone whose work you love and just trust them to create something beautiful.

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