(Closed) How much for flowers?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

It totally depends on what you want. I’m just having bouquets/bouts/corsages made (5 bms, 8 gms, 6 parents) and it’s costing me $360. When I was looking at traditional florist shops, I was getting quotes around $800. It was 1200-2000 to do that and ALSO decorate my ceremony area. I didn’t even ask about centerpieces for the reception.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So many variables…for my August wedding, my bouquet, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man, 8 bouts, 6 corsage, rental greens/silk florals for ceremony, & 14 centerpieces are just under a thousand.  No wonder this guy is so popular!  I’m sticking with in season flowers and for the centerpieces sticking with one flower in the arrangements.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I had a chat wtih a florist last night and I admitted I didn’t know what I wanted to spend yet. She said people usually spend between 6% and 10% of their entire budget on flowers. I think that’s assuming you’ll be getting centerpieces and ceremony decorations, though.

Spend what you’re comfortable with. A good florist should be able to work within any budget.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am planning to order from FifityFlowers.com I am ordering 200 roses, 50 mini calla lilies and greenery as well as rose petals and dahlias. It will be under $1,000 plus the cost of vases and floral supplies. I am planning to do my bouquet, Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet, 3 petite hand-tied bouquets for Moms, 1 wrist corsage, 5 bouts, and centerpieces for 12 tables (some of these will be high boys).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My flowers cost a total of $1800 but I had a lot of them!!! About 700 flowers and then flower petals as well. Plus they were all garden and peony roses so that spiked up the cost.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

$ 3,000. For my bouquet, 6 bridesmaids, 8 bouts. 3 mom/grandma things,  3 cocktail tables, 15 center pieces, escort table and guestbook table, and 8 tall pieces to be places on columns down the aisle.

PLus my wedding is in January when flowers are more expensive cause of the weather…boo 🙁 but I’m excited, it will be pretty 🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I spent about 6K.

For what we got, I think we got a good deal— my bouquet, 7 bms, 10 bouts, 4 corsages, 40 centerpieces, 2 larger pieces at the ceremony, small arangement for the unity candle table, arrangements for the guest tables, flowers for the aisles and the cake.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

At wedding stores I was quoted 1500 for fairly simple designs but using callas which are a bit expensive – that was for 6 bouts, 2 corsages, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (which were very simple), my bouquet and 10 low centerpieces.  We then decided to DIY and we did it for A LOT less – don’t know the exact price but for my bouquet and the bridesmaids total it was less than 100

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

If you use flowers that are in season, they are cheaper than importing rare flowers from other parts of the world.  Just tell the florist your budget and see what ideas they have for you.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’re spending just over $1100.  Here’s how it breaks down (without tax/delivery):

Brides’ bouquet:  $150

Bridesmaids’ bouquets:  $70 each

Flower girl: $25

Centerpieces:  $100 each (6 total)

Groom/groomsmen/corsages ranged from $10-25 each.

We’re using a lot of Virginia roses (white with light pink or peach tips), blue delphinium, spray roses, hydrangea, gardenia.  My only instruction was NO CARNATIONS!  🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are spending $1900.

  • 18 centerpieces
  • 5 cocktail table vases
  • 8 bouquets
  • 15 boutanieres (i know this is spelled wrong)
  • 9 coursages
  • 2 large pieces for ceremony

I think it’s cheaper to go to someone who runs a business out of their home, because they don’t have the overhead that a flower shop does, so they can charge less.

 

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