(Closed) How much did your flowers cost at The Lighthouse, Tribeca Rooftop, Tappan Hill?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Flowers are definitely more expensive in Manhattan!  I’ve been to weddings at Tribeca Rooftop and Chelsea Lighthouse, and the venues are expensive enough.  Try to save yourself a couple of bucks (or several grand ;)) by driving a little further for a flower shop that has good reviews.. far far away from NYC.  For us, we found something great in central Jersey that quoted us MUCH less for our dream flowers than one we checked out here in Northern Jersey.

If you’re not sure about what kind of flowers you want yet, might I make a suggestion to substitute a lot of more expensive flowers with hydrangeas!  They are larger, fuller flowers that cost less than many others flowers but are beautiful and commonly used.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@weddingbound2014:  I’m still shopping florists, so I don’t have a definite answer, but maybe this will help some.

I’ve talked to several of the Lighthouse required floral designers.  Here’s some general info on what I’ve learned:

Superior Florist—no minimum, probably the least costly on their list, seems very nice and willing to accommodate smaller budgets.  I’m thinking of something very minimal for around $2-3k, and he seemed totally game to aim for that range.

Atlas—no minimum, don’t know about specific prices yet but I’ve heard it’s pricier than Superior.

Diana Gould—MINIMUM budget of $8,000. 

jesGORDON properFUN—MINIMUM budget of $15,000, and that’s for floral only, so any other decor or furniture you get would not count toward that minimum.  If decor is supposed to be 5-10% of your budget, then I guess there are a lot of people planning $150k-$300k weddings in Manhattan!(??)

Bardin Palomo—haven’t gotten any info, but our contact at the Lighthouse says it’s usually the most pricey florist on their list, so I don’t even really WANT to know what their minimum is!

The others I haven’t heard back from yet.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@weddingbound2014:  no problem!  we’re in that exact same boat: we couldn’t resist the Abigail Kirsch food, but it means the other parts of our budget needed to be a bit more compressed than the traditional proportions suggest..

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@weddingbound2014:  oh, let me know if you like Botanical.  I’ve been meaning to set up an appointment with them but my schedule is too crazy at the moment to get over to Hoboken during the day.

I liked Superior a lot, but I got the sense that they’re not as “whimsical/creative” as some of the others.  So I think that if you have a really clear idea of what you want, Superior is perfect because they will execute whatever you ask them to (i.e., without suggesting different spins on your idea, or new ideas you hadn’t even imagined).  But that was just my impression after talking with them for a half hour, so they might actually be insanely creative, and I just didn’t ask the right questions to see it.

I think Atlas seems really promising—really creative and great at listening to yet expanding on an inspiration or visiion.  Once I find out a little more about them, I’ll let you know what I think.

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