(Closed) How much did you spend on Flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How much did you spend on Flowers?

    Less than $500

    $500-$1000

    $1000-$2000

    More than $2000

  • Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: Untitled Supper Club

    We just decided on our florist. Our total cost will be $2,000. This includes my (large) bouquet, his bout, 1 small bouquet and bout for our wedding party, aisle decor (different height candles), small bud vases throughout our cocktail location, lush low centerpieces on each table (x8) with greenery running down to the ends of the tables (rectangle tables). Our florist will set up all in its entirety, deliver our “personals” to our hotel, and tear down and remove all at the end of the night. They’ll also stay past the ceremony as some of the ceremony decor will be moved to the reception space and they’ll take care of that, too. 

     

    The best thing I Found to do was to talk to 3-4 different florists giving them each the SAME description and vision of what you are looking for. Wait to get all proposals back. See how the prices compare and see who “gets you”. Our florist we chose knocked our proposal out of the park. The pictures they included were EXACTLY what I want and the price was right in the middle of all of the quotes we got. 

    Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    $400 DIY’d with real flowers from fiftyflowers.com and costco.  I had my bouquet, 1 MoH, 1 bridesmaid, 1 nosegays (for moms), 2 altar arrangements, 8 aisle bouquets, 1 toss bouquet and petals for my tables (luminary/terrarium centerpieces).

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We spent a little over $500 for my bouquet, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, and 2 corsages. (We skipped boutinierres and centerpieces.) The artificial arrangements for the flock of flower girls ran about $150 total. Your price sounds pretty fantastic for everything it includes–centerpieces add up fast!

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee

    We just booked our florist for $2600

    She is doing my bouquet, 10 BMs, 4 junior BMs, 4 corsages, 13 boutinierres, 18 centerpieces, 2 large peices for the ceremony, and come cocktail table pieces. Oh and a headpiece for the flower girl. We are in the Boston/New england area if that helps. 

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Only spent $200. Between wholesale and wildflowers, we had enough . flowers die, I couldn’t stomach spending a lot on them. 

    Post # 21
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    That sounds like a great deal if it includes centerpieces. Flowers add up fast! I wasn’t into dropping major cash for something so short-lived. We made our own centerpieces from succulents and driftwood. They were beautiful and we sent them home with friends. They loved them! I sourced a wholesale florist, bought bulk flowers directly and my FH and friend arranged the bouquets and boutineers (they were beautiful). It just depends on your level of formality. We had an outdoor ceremony in a spectacular location that didn’t require any additional decor. We spent only about $200, which was about the smallest expense in our budget. 

    Post # 22
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    Newbee

    I’m spending around $3,000 but I’m actually sharing flowers. I’m getting married on a Saturday but I’m opting into someone else’s centerpieces from a Friday night that were originally $6,500 I think. This site http://www.Bloomerent.com connects you with florists and also lets you see flowers to opt into. Cut my budget significantly but I’m getting great flowers!

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

    We aren’t married yet but our florist quoted us at $12000 for bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, arrangements for ceremony and centrepieces for reception

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m DIYing at about a grand. That’s a lot of flowers, considering I don’t need many for the ceremony (getting married in a huge rose garden which already has multiple rose covered arches)

    Post # 25
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    We spent $1600 for

    -Bride Bouquet, Maid/Matron of Honor Bouquet, 2 Nosegays, 1 corsage, 3 pinned corsages, 7 bouts, 8 centerpieces, 2 altar arrangements, arrangement for an arbor, 2 wreaths, cake flowers, 2 easel arrangements, a ton of aisle petals, and loose flowers to put in various bottles and jars that I’ve been collecting.

    We went through Ace hardware that had a florist attached. Really good deal. I supplied my own vases for the centerpieces, found them at Michaels. A lot of florists in my area had a minimum, my favorite place had a minimum of $3k, way too high for my budget.

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I am at about $200 for my DIY artificial flowers. It just wasn’t high on my priority list. I figured I am getting married outside, in the springtime so the venue provides a lot of the foliage/flowers. Plus, I am counting on the low lighting to help the flowers look great 🙂 

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We spent $250 on flowers! But, we didn’t have a bridal party and I didn’t carry a bouquet. We orded our flowers from Sam’s Club and we just used them as decoration for the cermony and reception. I highly recomed that for anyone looking for a good deal on flowers. They arrived two days before the wedding and were absoulty beautiful! Definilty look into it!

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

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    seatocellar :  I’d be interested to see your succulent centrepieces!

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee

    $210 on flowers, but we got them wholesale. We did DIY 6 centerpieces, 2 boutonnières, 1 corsage, 1 bouquet, and 1 Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet.

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