(Closed) How much are you spending on flowers?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I told my florist my budget upfront ($1000) and asked her to design everything so that we could stay in that range.  She’s been really great about working with me so that I can get to look I want for the money I have, the key has been staying flexible.  I basically had an overall feel and color scheme I wanted and gerbera daisies were a must but other than that she is doing what works best for the money. 

I don’t know what your colors are, but the selection sounds very similar to mine!  We’re mostly shades of pink with a little purple and yellow in there (think mountain wildflowers). 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am not sure how much the total is on our flowers, but I do know how much a few things are going to cost.

My bouquet- $100.00

Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets- $45.00/each

Bouts- 6.00/each

My centerpieces are non-floral. I am using large wrought iron candle holders and hurricane vases.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

for my bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets, 4 coursages, 5 bouts, and flower girl petals it was $300. i don’t remember all of the flowers in my bouquet, here’s a picture.

for our centerpieces and aisle flowers i also did wholesale diy, it ended up being $600.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My lady was charging me $800.00 for my bouquet, Ramo de la virgen (weird Mexican thing I dont get!) 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets 12 boutoniers flower cake topper Church flowers as well as a aisle runner. My colors are purple and black so all my flowers are going to be different shades of purple. Purple roses, orchids, lilys and other flowers 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

our budget is about $3,000. with that i think it is assuming 18 centerpieces, escort card table flowers, random little arrangements at the bar, bridesmaids bouquets and my bouquet. we opted not to do corsages or boutineers. none of the women sounded thrilled about the corsages and the guys are wearing pocket squares instead.

we’re using all white roses and hydrangeas! except my bouquet will be soft pink peonies.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

For $1000 (including taxes), we are getting:

– bride’s bouquet

– 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets

– ton of corsages and bouts (about 20 all together I think? $12 each)

– flower clusters to hang on chairs down aisle

– simple floral arrangements for the reception

California has a lot of hot houses, and I’m only using in season flowers. The only ones I’ve been particular about are tulips and calla lillies, which I have authorized my florists to use as much as possible, but strategically if they are expensive at the time. Because I’m willing to be flexible with the blooms (the flower market can fluxuate a lot), they are giving me more items.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My budget that I gave to my florist is $500-$700. This will include bouquets for me and 6 bridesmaids, bouts for my groom and 6 groomsmen, 20 centerpieces, and 2 altar arrangements. OH and corsages/bouts for the parents and ushers.

Its going to be tight, but my florist says its doable!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are doing all our flowers ourselves and ordering them from fifty flowers. So for all our centerpieces, bouquets, boutineers, and misc flowers, we are looking at about $260

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am DIYing all of my centerpieces, bouquets, and bouts using Sunflowers and spray roses.  Including all centerpiece containers, flowers and supplies, I am hoping to keep it under $400.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

150 for my bouquet

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

$600 gets us my 10-inch bouquet of peonies (larger than usual), roses, hydrangea and sweet pea.  3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets of hydrangea and peonies, 9 coursages all roses, 4 bouts of roses and berries, 5 bags of rose petals and some bulk hydrangea for our centerpieces I am making.

your deal sounds better!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

$700 seems pretty expensive for only what you listed. I’m spending 4,000 but we are getting alot.

Brides bouquet, 7 Bridesmaids bouquets, 4 Pomanders (sp?), 16 Boutineers, 4 Corsages,2 Alter Arrangements, Pew Bows w/flowers, Decorations for outside of church, 20 Tall centerpieces, Flowers on the cake, and Head table arrangements

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

my centerpieces are included in the package with my venue- very lucky with that one, and they are on those eiffel tower glass vases, I wasn’t sure how I’d like that- but we just approved the sample centerpiece- so happy with how it came out!

the remaining flowers are about $1000: my bouquet, 5 maids bouquets, 8 boutoniers and and 2 small bouquets of calla lilies for the moms.

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Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I refused to go over budget on flowers because they were not important to me at all.  I’m paying $400 total including tax for the following:

bridal bouquet (20 roses): $65

4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (10 roses): $35

3 hand-tied posies for mothers, 4 corsages for grandmothers and 12 boutonierres.  All the flowers are roses with no greenery and will be wrapped in black or ivory ribbon.

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