Post # 1
I just got my estimate from my florist. For my bouquet, my BMs bouquet, 6 bouts, and 3 corsages it is $400-$500. I am so happy. I was expecting more!! Is this about what people are paying? I know it varies from place to place. I am just curious.
PS I am in Colorado 🙂
Post # 3
@brenna1035: you got a fantastic deal – even for Colorado that seems low. My family used to be in the flower business but since I’m getting married on Mothers Day weekend, we will pay a premium for wholesale. 🙁
Post # 4
It is a friend of my mom’s. But she is still a florist, so I was really happy she cut me a deal!!
Post # 5
@brenna1035: that is awesome! Remember to give her a big hug as she’ll be toiling away on your bouquet the days before the wedding. It’s finally payback time for me after all the years I spent staying up late on friday nights with my sisters lol! 🙂
Post # 6
I didn’t fit into this poll… although I originally had planned to spend no more than $300 for flowers, we decided to use “flies” (from fly fishing) as bouts for the guys. So now our budget is $200 max for flowers!
Post # 7
@kperry3: That’s a really good idea! Your Fiance must be a fisherman. I don’t think I could incorporate a PS3 into a bout for mine. lol
Post # 8
I’m paying around $7-800, but my total includes centerpieces, so that’s obviously going to be more. That includes my bouquet (white sweet peas) and about 14 smallish centerpieces, plus 2 large bouquets for the guest book table and buffet table.
Edit: that doesn’t include bridesmaid/gm flowers, though, because we’re not having a wedding party.
Post # 9
3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets
1 groom’s corsage
2 dads, 2 grandmothers, 1 godmother, 2 uncle corsages/bouts
2 mother nosegays
2 oversized ceremony arrangements
6 hanging pomanders
16 full tall centerpieces
Post # 10
@MrsMaine: See, that is close to the estimates I have been getting here in Philadelphia. Is it just a northeast thing or are we just used to sticker shock?
Post # 11
I’m glad to see some other big numbers! We’ve tried a few florists and our favorite came in at about $2000 (many others were higher, and one florist was lower but the flowers were of lesser quality).
That’ll get us:
12 smallish, low centerpieces
1 bridal bouquet
1 Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet
7 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets
2 mother corsages, 2 SIL corsages
2 father bouts, 2 grandfather bouts, 1 BIL bout
4 Groomsmen bouts
1 groom bout
a toss bouquet
and I think that’s it! Boston prices seem crazy high pretty much across the board (venues, food, flowers, everything) 🙁
Post # 12
@LuckyJuls: Well for one I definitely think it’s a regional thing. I see people in the south getting all their flowers for like $500-$700 and my jaw drops and I wish I could live there. And of course, MA (where I live, wedding is in Maine) is the most expensive of them all. And of course, a part of it is that we accept it because we are (unfortunately) used to it!
I’m also using really expensive flowers (primarily peonies and hydrangea) so that inflated the price a bit.
Post # 13
Under 300! We’re not doing flower bouquets and bouts, I’m doing pinwheels instead. For ceremony decoration flowers we’re buying several ceramic planters and growing our own wildflowers 🙂
Post # 14
@MrsMaine: for what it’s worth, i don’t think you are overpaying.
Post # 15
@MrsMaine: That makes total sense. Peonies and hydrangea are my favorites, too. Sigh, I guess I will be saving hardcore!
For what you are getting its a good price and you’re definitely not overpaying. It’s just so crazy that in other parts of the country, it’s a lot cheaper.
Post # 16
We spent 700 on DIY flowers. We borrowed vases and ordered 400 roses, 100 mini calla lilies, and some white mums.
That made 12 table arrangements and two bouquets