(Closed) How many stems?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I was thinking for my wedding the brides bouquet 25-30 stems, then bridesmaids 15-20 stems.  But that might be too small?  I have no idea about centerpieces though b/c I probably won’t be having any at my Reception location.

Post # 4
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I just quit my job working for a florist, so I am a pro at this 😉

Average bridal bouquet is 18-24, bridesmaid 12-18, 1 rose for each bout, 2 roses for each corsage.

Post # 7
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2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Amaryllis: How many stems were you going to put in the milk glass vases?

EDIT: Are you going to have Roses or Amaryllises (not sure the plural)?Wink

Post # 8
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes my grandparents were florists for 43 years LINDSAY12.31.2010 IS RIGHT. 

I think that the 200 is what you need and is a better deal.. then there will be extras in case you make a mistake or one breaks etc. and there will be enought for all the corsages bouquets etc as well as the table flowers. But you wouldnt have enough with the 120… just enough to do the bouquets. 

Post # 10
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2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d put like 5 in the top one and 8 in the bottom, but I have no idea about the middle, how would the flowers stand up!?  I love the idea of having various types of flowers! 

EDIT: I’m curious, what sites are looking at for flowers?

Post # 12
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Right, I worked as the Wedding Director for a florist for a year, and just resigned last week and accepted another positon.  But anyway, yes, for roses, those are about average.  24 is a good sized bouquet, that is what I carried too.  I would plan on 24 for you, and 18 for your girls. 

For corsages, regular roses are a little heavy – if you can order sweetheart roses or spray roses, a small quantity, I would use those instead of standard roses.  They make for much better corsages.  If you don’t order online, just see if you can order 1 bunch (usually 5 stems, or about 20 flowers) from a florist.  You should be able to get this for under $10-$15. 

 

Post # 13
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2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Amaryllis:  The florist foam makes sense!  Thanks!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PPs about counts. I used to be in floral design too 🙂 For the wide mouth vases, try taping a grid over the opening to make it easier to get the flowers to stay put. Good luck 🙂

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