Post # 1
Okay bees I really am TOTALLY clueless when it comes to flowers. People ask me what kind of flowers i’m looking at for my wedding and my answer is “idk maybe some blue ones” lol. I’m far from having a green thumb. Actually if they are alive that would be an improvement for me.
I would like real flowers though if possible. I know it depends on whats in season and the area and all that but my budget may be impossible for seasonal flowers for all i know. Any figures would be helpful.
I just need bouquets and the guys would need boutenires or w/e their called but what i’m mainly concerned about is the bouquets. Mine plus 5 bridesmaids. Nothing huge or extravagent…Estimated Cost? My sister just randomly said “yea flowers are expensive” Coming from how much she spent on her wedding – i’m scared what expensive means.
So how much did you pay? Were they seasonal flowers? Can i do the 6 bouquets for like 150?
Post # 3
The quotes I’m getting for an average bridal bouquet alone have been consistently around $200 from the several florists I’ve contacted. That’s not even for rare flowers or ones that are completely out of season!
I’m not having my BMs carry flowers so I have no idea how much extra it would cost for all of them… I’m guessing at least another $50-100 per bouquet depending on the flowers? We’re not doing bouts either.
Post # 4
Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets are usually $60-$80 each and bridal bouquets are usually $110-up
You should look into wholeblooms.com or bridesign.com that’s what I’m doing.
Post # 5
I paid 580$ for 1 bridal bouquet (white roses and pink gerberas), 4 bridesmaid bouquets (pink gerbera’s), 4 corsages (mini carnations) 8 bouts (white roses), and two medium sized flower arrangements for the front of the church.
Post # 6
The quote for mine alone is 275 for calla Lillie’s and 150 if I went down to all roses. I was quoted between 30-50 for bridesmaids and 10-15 for each guy. Mothers and grandmothers were 25 and flower girl was 25. I really wanted callas but will most likely cut it down to roses.
Post # 7
I paid $550 for 1 bridal bouquet (hydrangea), 4 bridesmaid bouquets (hydrangea), 5 corsages (white orchid and delphinium, and 7 bouts (calla lillies).
Post # 8
I bought my flowers from sams club $350.00 for four hundred flowers. (roses) The grocery store where I live quoted me $800 for my 4 bouquets and 4 bouteneers(sp?). I think that’s crazy.
Post # 9
I’m doing my own as well after getting floral quotes of $700-$1000 for 1 bridal bouquet (hydrangeas and roses), 4 bm bouquets (hydrangeas) 3 corsages (hydrangea and rose) and 6 bouts (roses).
Bouts and corsages I’m doing real touch roses so they can be made ahead of time, and i’m ordering about $250 worth of roses and hydrangeas which will give me good size bouquets and still allow for flowers as part of the reception decor.
Post # 10
Okaayyyy what do i do… Sams club was even 350! I can’t even afford samsclub! Thats just sad. I mean i can do 200 for all 6 bouquets but i wouldn’t know how to make the bouquet or anything. and i’m guessing thats what you do from samsclub?
Post # 11
Costco seems to have some nice prices on floral packages like 1 bridal, 2 bridesmaids, 2 centerpeice and 4 bout’s, if you can make one of their packages work with your number of people.
I’ve seen some absolutely stupid prices online– $500 and up for a bouquet? A single bouquet? No thanks. I mean, that’s two plane tickets almost!
Bouquets are now the only remaining “big” thing on my to-do list so I’ll be checking out some of the websites that PP have posted in this thread.
Post # 12
I don’t know the exact cost of all my bouquets but I paid $1025 total for my flowers. My centerpieces (18 of them) were only $25 each so that means that it cost me $575 for my bridal bouquet, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, a toss bouquet, and one corsage (my Fiance didn’t want any flowers for the guys).
Pretty freakin’ expensive!
Post # 13
I would go simple and small. Hydrangeas are great because one bloom is huge, so you could wrap 2 or 3 together with ribbon for your bridesmaids at about $10/piece (two blooms in a local grocery store cost $5 ish here). Definitely hit your local grocery store or flower shop and just check out flowers and prices to see what you like and what you can afford.
Despite what you may hear, it’s not difficult to put bouquets together unless you’re using 5 or more different flowers and going for more than just a hand-tied look. I posted a pic below of my first bouquet mock-up (sorry… it’s big), and all I did was trim the flowers to the length I wanted, dethorned the roses, and put them together and wrapped them. It’s not going to look like a $150 bridal bouquet, but it will still be beautiful.
Post # 14
I’m not big on flowers in general and I can’t justify the costs of bouquets. Even if they’re dried or preserved afterwards, I can’t imagine paying upwards of $200.00 per bouquet.
Anyway, I’m not going real. I fell in love with paper (not tissue paper) bouquets. They’re unique and custom made (from a seller on etsy). They’re $30.00 per bouquet, so $150.00 in total.
Post # 15
By The Way regular bouquets are a LOT cheaper than bridal bouquets. As soon as you say “wedding” the price goes up like 80%. I am considering just getting a couple of regular bouquets then using florists’ tape to wrap the stems together, and a ribbon to dress it up. How well that will work will depend totally on the kind of bouquet you buy. But at least you would have the greenery and fill flowers and an arrangement that already looks nice instead of starting from scratch.
Post # 16
Florist quotes I was getting were from $150-$250 for brides and $75-$125 for bridemaids. I ended up going to Whole Foods and got my bouquet and 3 bms for about $200. They only charge for the cost of the flowers and no mark up and it turned out great!