(Closed) How much did you spend on flowers?

posted 14 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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49 posts
Newbee

I was quoted $1500 in Connecticut for:

My bouquet

7 Bridesmaids bouquets

4 Mother/Grandmother corsages

13 bouts

2 Altar arrangements

25 Centerpieces

Cake topper

3 Fireplace arrangements

Post # 18
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2021

mine’s in LA and it is about 4200 for:

bridal bouquet

6 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets

1 groom bout

12 additiona bout for Groomsmen and mothers, fathers, ushers

altar decor (includes hanging flower balls)

manzanita trees

petals in the aisle

aisle runner

loose flowers for cake table, cocktail tables, sign in table

flower thing for flower girl

head table decor

23 reception centerpieces (fairly elaborate)

toss bouquet

delivery & setup

Post # 19
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m getting married in June in San Francisco and I’m spending $2,850 which includes flowers in both the church and reception:

  • 2 main alter pieces (tall)
  • 10 pew bouquets
  • 1 bridal bouquet
  • 4 bridesmaids bouquets
  • 1 grooms bout
  • 4 groomsmen
  • 2 mother’s corsages
  • 1 father’s bout
  • 10 misc. bout (for family members)
  • 22 tall/short center pieces
  • flowers for cake
  • flowers for cocktail reception (in a different area than dinner)
  • 2 flower girl flower balls
  • 1 jr. bridesmaid bouquet
  • 2 jr. groomsman bout

this price is all inclusive of rental vases/delivery and setup.  she’s been in the business for over 25 years and her work is fantastic!  PM if anyone is interested in her info!

 

 

 

Post # 20
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

I am spending around $1500 in Colorado for:

*15 centerpieces ( 3 glass, square vases (with brown and pink satin ribbon glued around the top edge) with White /Pink Gerbera Daisies in all shades)

*Flowers for the cake (9)

*Flowers for the fountain(10)

*5 cocktail table arrangements (Single Gerbera Daisies in a low, glass, circular vase with clear stones)

*10 aisle arrangements (Gerbs in galvanized buckets with satin ribbon)

*Flowers for the ceremony arch (pink stock) and 2 arrangements in pails next to the arch(also pink stock)

*7Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (Gerbera Daisies, Cream Roses and Kermit Mums)

* 7 bouts (Cream Roses and Kermit Mums)

*My bouquet (Hot Pink Roses, Calla Lillies and Gerbera Daisies) and groom’s bout (1 Calla Lilly)

*Wrist corsages of  pink Spray Roses for both Mothers and both Grandmothers

*Bouts of cream roses for both Fathers and Grandfathers

*Arrangement of white flowers for the Memory Table

*Arrangement of white flowers for Guestbook Table, Escort Card Table, and Bar

*Our florist is giving us a complimentary toss bouquet.

The total cost is probably closer to $2,000, because as a part of our package, the venue pays for 10 centerpieces, my bouquet, a BM’s bouquet, a groom’s bout and 1 GM’s bout)

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

3500 on:

  • chuppah rental/setup
  • chuppah arrangements
  • 6 cocktail table arrangements
  • 2 cocktail hour arrangements (birch branches, orchids)
  • 15 large centerpieces of (callas, bittersweet, birch branches)
  • 12 small centerpieces (callas, orchids, celosia)
  • bride’s bouquet (callas)
  • groom’s bout (calla)
  • delivery/teardown

Post # 22
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I solicited two quotes for flowers. Most of the prices for items were similar and even when a few things varied, it seems to have evened out. This is for the SF Bay Area.

 Prices are for each.

 1 Bride bouquet, $180 – $250

1 toss, free to $50

2 bridesmaids $85 – $90

5 bouts, $10 – $15

4 corsages, $15 – $25

1 cake topper $30 ($20 per extra tier) – $60

flower petals, $10 to $30

6 chair wreaths or flower+bow arrangements for aisle, $20 – $30

2 ceremony alter arrangements, $150 – $200

 Grand totals including delivery and tax were as low as $1350 and as high as $1600. They both seem pretty reasonable and creative. It’s hard to know how to choose the right florist.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

First of all, if you live in L.A., you might want to go downtown to the FlowerMart and scope out all of the vendors and see how much they will charge you for what you want. Just take some pix with you. Pedroza’s Flowers: 600 E. 8th St. was pretty good. The number is (213) 622-0279.

I paid $300 for flowers, that included:

7 bouquets (w/ flowers bought from flowermart, made by one of my friends)

20 boutiennieres (from Pedroza’s Flowers):

2 large altar arrangements (also w/ flowers from flowermart)

15 centerpieces (floating hydgrangeas)

misc. flowers for decoration

 

Post # 24
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Bay Area

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Toss Bouquet
  • 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets
  • 3 Corsages
  • 12 Bouts (6 GMs, Fathers, Ring Bearer and 2 Ushers
  • 3 footer for Arch (Ceremony)
  • Rose Petals for petal gutter and flower girls basket
  • 25 center pieces

Grand Total: $2000.00

Post # 25
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just got a quote from a DC-suburbs florist recommended by my DOC and I’m in SHOCK after reading your quotes!  Total $5000 for far less than what the rest of you are getting (minus the NYC brides).

Here are just a few of the prices from the quote:

Bridal bouquet – $160

4 BM’s – $90 each (for only hydrangeas and spray roses!)

2 ceremony arrangements – $250 each 

16 guest table centerpieces – $145 each (for short arrangements in vases) 

 

Post # 26
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53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2021 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

Wow, AKPM2008, $145 per centerpiece is steep! You should be able to negotiate the price down by talking about what flowers they are planning on using and opting for less expensive ones. I’m paying $40 per centerpiece. I’d also suggest getting a quote from another local florist and then (if you prefer this first place) go back to them and tell them how much you were quoted at the other place (if it’s less). We told our florist straight up that we were "on a budget" and they worked with us.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m also kind of shocked at the price of the centerpieces.  My bouquet is a little less than yours ($125, and $80 for the MOH bouquet) but our centerpieces, short arrangements in vases that are really more like a tall cup or bowl, are $35 each.  I second that you should talk to them about the choice of flowers.

Post # 28
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I paid $155 for 170 stems at flowerexchange.com… and I’m arranging them myself. 🙂 Yellow roses and gerbera daisies.

I’m in the LA area, and I got a quote from a florist for $75-100 for my bouquet and $50-75 for the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, depending on what flowers we chose. 

Post # 29
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29 posts
Newbee

We just went to our first floral meeting and will receive our quote in a week or so, but she ballparked us under $1000 for:

1 bridal bouquet (lilies, spiral willow, those curly branch things, & some other flower I am blanking on); hand wrapped

1 toss bouquet

6 MOH/BM bouquets (ranoculous, mum, a different flower I can’t think of); hand wrapped

10 bouts

 7 coursages

Post # 30
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13 posts
Newbee

Wow, I am jealous of most of you guys.  My flowers are so much more expensive! And they are cheaper than most of the other places in my area.  My Mom wants a lot of floral arrangements (she’s paying for the flowers), so that’s where the cost comes in.  I don’t have the breakdown, but we’re paying just under $4,000 for bridal bouquet & 5 bridesmaids bouquets, 3 corsages, 9 boutineers, 10 kissing balls for the aisle, 2 large floral arrangements at the front, and 22 centerpieces (in a 2:1 ratio of big/tall ones to short ones in smaller vases).  Oh, plus tax and delivery/setup charge.  I guess the flowers are only $3,500.

Wouldn’t it be nice if my venue had larger tables and we could have fewer centerpieces?  We’re not having a huge wedding that warrants so many centerpieces, but at only 8 people per table, that’s what we get. 

Post # 31
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2021

Our total is WAY more than we originally wanted to spend, but we are getting a lot more than originally planned as well :).

 

Ours includes:

My bridal bouquet:$185

Bridesmaids: 45 each

Flower girl: 35 for bouquet and 35 for her "crown"

Bout’s for the guys: About 10, all 7 or 9 dollars depending.

Small bouquets for the mothers (versus corsages) 35 each

2 grandmother corsages: 18 each

 the toss bouquet is free!

And two blue hydrangea wreaths for 125 each to decorate the church.

 

The total was somewhere around 1300 with delivery.

We are also hiring a lady at the local farmers market who has an AMAZING flower "patch" for the two large bouquets for the altar. That will probably be approx. 60 bucks total. She did the flowers for my bridal shower and they were absolutely GORGEOUS!

 

 

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