I opted to DIY my flowers through Flower Moxie. You can read below my word vomit at how amazing I think they are or skip below to the abbreviated question/answer version.
Holy, moly, I could not recommend Flower Moxie and it’s owner Amy anymore. From the beginning, when I called to get a consult with Amy back in December I was blown away. There are a few “bulk flower”, “diy floral arrangement” places out there but I went with Amy after looking at a few because not only is she fun and creative but the process was SO PERSONAL. After I sent that first email to set up a 30 min consult, I almost immediately heard directly from Amy to set up a time to speak. From there we spent almost 2 hours on the phone with her trolling my pinterest, making suggestions, and just discussing all things flowers. As a spring bride who hates pastels (I know) Amy was so encouraging of embracing my love of moody dark colors. She made suggestions I couldn’t possibly fathom for a Spring wedding. I learned so much about flowers in general and that the options far far supersede your basic hydrangea or rose bouquet. I was completely obsessed with a few specific flowers, some of which other wholesalers told me wouldn’t be in season, but Amy completely came through and got me everything I wanted. Flash forward to the week before the wedding, I got immediate contact from Amy when a few changes had to be made to some of the flowers we had selected. The changes were tiny, barely noticeable to the untrained eye, and I even got more product out of the deal! I got tracking numbers for my deliveries immediately and the girls at Flower Moxie helped to work out to best way to get my order as it was being delivered directly to the venue. Amy called me/emailed me yet again to check in and make sure everything was going well. And holy moly guys, unboxing those flowers was like the feeling you get on Christmas morning as a kid.Okay onto the arrangements. So for my wedding I had 7 bridesmaids bouquets (repurposed as centerpieces), 1 bridal bouquet, 18 boutonnieres/corsages, 3 additional centerpieces, and 80 bud vases. I ABSOLUTELY had help from about 3-4 of my bridesmaids to get these done but let me tell you I hosted in my wedding weekend a BBQ, a morning hike, a day at a Brewery, and a rehearsal dinner. These events were all decorated and mostly catered by me and I still in the course of 2 days got all of the above done AND enjoyed myself. This is in part because of my amazing bridesmaids but also because Amy takes out all of the guess work by creating “recipes” for each of the arrangements. So putting together flowers was as simply as plucking everything I needed for each bouquet/centerpiece, maybe throwing in a little but of stuff I wanted more or or like, and ta da! It was truly that simply. We knocked everything out within a few hours and more importantly it was really fun. Once you take a deep breath, relax, have some wine, and stop being so type A (like me!) everything really comes together so easily. I knew exactly how everything was going to look and how to do everything thanks to Amy’s amazing tutorials on youtube (check them out), and gained a ton of confidence with each arrangement. I got a MILLION compliments throughout my wedding about the flowers and I was absolutely OBSESSED with all of the flowers. They could not have turned out more perfectly.
Cost- $1,500. That was encough flowers for 7 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 bridal bouquet, 18 boutineers/pin on corsages, 3 additional centerpieces (used bridesamid bouquets as centerpieces), and 80 bud vases. Mind you my bud vases were the opposite of puny. They have beutiful roses, snapdragons, ranaculus, the good stuff! Ths cost also included my 15 ft greenery which I used to decorate my arbor.
Yes, $2000 seems resonable for what you are describing. For the flowers I wanted, and ended up DIYing, I was quoted closer to $4000 which I cried about. So it was either compromise on my pinterest dreams OR DIY. So so glad I didn’t compromise.
I was super worried about traveling/delivery for the flowers. Luckiky my venue let me deliver directy to them the Wednesday beofore as well as cut and leave the flowers there. But honestly, once I saw the flowers in their boxes I realized I could have easily had them sent to my house and either transported them to the venue or put them together and tranported them then. The boxes were so light weight, about 4 each 4 ft long or so. Flowers are delicate but we really jerked our around in making and moving them with no issues.
I included some pics as well!