(Closed) How much did you spend on Reception Centerpieces?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 31
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am doing small bouquets for the table and am paying $30 a vose

Post # 32
811 posts
Busy bee

Emm85:  Is it weird to start getting an idea of what is out there, even though it’ll be 2 or so years until I really have to worry about it? I am just so concerned that if I will need more than a year and all 4 seasons to determine when and how I want to set it all up!

Post # 33
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m being charged 150 for tall and 100 for low. I’m in Montreal, Quebec. Things are relatively expensive here too. I find the prices you were quoted to be so inflated. I’m getting something like this for the price I’m paying for the tall ones. 

Post # 34
3019 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

CA bride here! The prices were so freaking high for even a single gerbera daisy floating in a fishbowl with some clear round stones at the bottom (they wanted $45 for each – what a ripoff!)

So Darling Husband and I cane up with a solution. We bought vanilla-scented triple-wick pillar candles from Bed Bath and Beyond ($8 apiece… we had to drive to three locations to clear out the stores’ stock), glass candleholders from a craft store (I think it was Michael’s… $1.65 apiece), and asked the florist to just scatter some rose petals around each table ($14 per table).

It’s my understanding that East Coast weddings are more opulent than our West Coast ones, so I don’t know if this will work for you, but they were a big hit here! So many guests were arguing over who would be able to take one home that I had to divide them among our most honored guests myself.


Post # 35
8 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

Emm85:  Can I ask you for the name of your florist?

Post # 36
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan


theseleskys:  Sent you a PM with the info.


futuredoctorbee:  Totally not weird, but be prepared for prices to go up. I think it’s totally doable to plan a wedding within a year, but it does help to at least get a grip on prices since they are pretty high for many things.

Post # 37
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House

is_a_belle:  Great idea and they look very pretty.


My florist told me not to choke on her prices, that everything is negotiable and that she can change one or two flowers out for different types. I am sure you can haggle them down some. My large center pieces are $85 we are using hydrangea, roses, baby’s breath and some other type, can’t remember the name (I’m so not a flower person) but the pictures she showed me look great!

Post # 38
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Emm85:  I’m currently looking for a florist in Detroit, MI for our October wedding. Who are you using?

Post # 39
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

is_a_belle:  love this! I’ve been trying to figure out ways to save money so we can have the venue of our dreams (in CA also). This is perfect and elegant. Good job!

Post # 41
4 posts


LAX03:  Can you tell the name of your florist?

Post # 42
2505 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We are paying $500 each for 15 high centerpieces and $170 each for 15 low centerpieces.

Post # 43
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

We are spending about $14000 on our reception flowers

Post # 44
10 posts

I’ve read that flowers should be 10-15% of total wedding budget which is a lot. I’ve looked into a bunch of other options like sharing centerpieces. I think I’m going to go with a company called Bloomerent and opt into a bunch of centerpieces from the day before me. I’m getting a 50% discount which is huge for me because it ends up being $2,000 (upgrade on my honeymoon!). I would look into them. Also they recommended a number of awesome florists as well so even if yuo just want a florist I would go there. 

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