(Closed) How much did your florist charge per centerpiece? (q for non-diy brides)

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used a florist after planning to DIY and just running out of time and the logistics of setting everything up on the day. For 4 vases of white and pink peonies it was $65 a vase and $50 for them to put the vases on the table (ugh). I wish I had DIY’d it to save some money and get the look I really wanted. If you can DIY and have someone to help set up or you are close to your venue then I don’t see why not, but I don’t know if DIY causes more stress than you need.
Note though that this price is in expensive Sydney! Go to a florist with your vision and get a quote and weigh up your options 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My latest quote from my florist is $230.00 including the vase per table. We are likely to have between 30 and 35 tables, depending on RSVP’s. It FAR to much, Ouch!!! Mind you though its a large tall centrepiece above guests heads, there are 16 types of flowers and they are all head to head, so no filler or greenery. We are looking at much cheaper options that are much smaller with only 3 types of in season flowers. lol I’ll get my quote tomorrow.

Its best to use in season flowers if you can that can to help keep the price reasonable.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re doing ours for 65 per table. It’s going to depend A LOT on what kind or flowers and what kind of arrangements you have in mind….

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

ours were 60 each, I think. Here’s a pic:

They were super simple, and I didn’t want a ton of flowers. There were a few different types of orchids used, so some were brighter pink and some were darker.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours were $10 each for cafe tables:

$150 each for the main dinner tables:

$225 each for the 2 on the head table:

After the wedding we used them for the day after brunch and then had people who were driving take them. The rest went to a local seniors/retirement community. They lasted a good week after the wedding.

 

Our florist was awesome and I got to pick all the dahlias we used. I went to a local dahlia farm the year before the wedding and took down the names and took photos of all the colors I loved. Then the florist worked with that local farmer to get those exact colors for my wedding.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m kinda grumpy at the moment. My florist quoted $300 per centerpiece (nothing fantastic). That’s for local flowers. Bluergh I would definitely DIY if it wasn’t a destination wedding

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@redband:  Have you considered going with a non-floral centrepiece? (If, of course it would work with your vision!) 

If not…I don’t judge, I knew I always wanted flowers too 🙂 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@UrbanDreamBride:  Costs pretty much the same:( I think the raw materials are pretty cheap (local flowers.. I mean orchids for example are like $1.30 for a small bunch.. Roses are $2 per dozen). I think it’s really just the florist mark up and I don’t exactly have a choice as it’s a monopoly (only florist on the island).

Oh and I do love flowers:D It’s just sad cause now I live in the land of flowers.. where 6 peonies are only like $6! And at the island, it’s $26 per peony *dies*

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had two types of centerpieces and the average cost was about $50 each, the floating candle centerpiece was slightly less than the arrangement. But ours were put on the tables by the caterer, I would never have imagined someone would charge for that – wow!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had tall and short centerpieces. Copied from the quote from my florist:

filled with grey rocks at the bottom and tall willow sticks with 3 stems of cream hydrangea at the base of the sticks.  The sticks will have 4 hanging votives at the top.  The centerpiece will be surrounded with 4 cylinder shaped, white frosted votive holders with 6 hour candles and sprinkled rose petals. 

Short centrepieces: will have a centerpiece in a 6 inch round clear glass bubble bowl with grey rocks at the bottom, cost included for guests to keep.  Flowers in the centerpiece will be cream hydrangea, silver seeded eucalyptus foliage, and curly willow twigs.  The centerpiece will be surrounded with 4 cylinder shaped white frosted votive holders with 6 hour candles

The tall centerpieces cost us $30 each and the short were $20 each. I bought the white pumpkinson my own

I wish I had a better picture!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Ours are $150 each in NYC for structural centerpieces with very few flowers.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We are getting charged $50 a table… We are having one slightly larger centerpiece in a blue mason jar and 5 small vases around it with a few blooms or single blooms in each.

Here is our inspiration:

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My florist is actually working on our quotes. I having two centerpiece one tall and one short. She said the tall ones will be $30-40 each. This is what they will similar to, took from another weddingbeeJelly_Bean25  I believe she said she used birch. Instead of the white florwers??? I think they are flowers we are having red berries with the curly willorw branches. But I already own the vases and the river rocks too.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ours were $35ish a piece (I don’t remember exactly). I’m not big on flowers and considering my favorite (dahlias) wasn’t in season, I didn’t really care what kinds were used as long as they were fall colors. We provided (and cut) the craft gourds which took a bit off of our original quote. I also made the majority of the fiddleheads since our florist never got a shipment of them (the others I bought from Michaels)…

I DIY’ed pretty much everything that I could for our wedding but the flowers would have been too much for me. If you think you can pull it off, go for it, but I wouldn’t have been able to do it. Flowers are one of those things that you can’t really prepare in advance so you’ll have to devote the time to doing them at the last minute. The thought of that was much too stressful for me. The last few days before our wedding were absolutely crazy without having to worry about assembling our flowers, too. 

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