(Closed) How much per table for reception?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mtbikelover:  weddings….so expensive fo everything!!!

Its the time factor involved that makes flowers expensive. to arrange 20 vases and deliver them is quite labor intensive…. you might find that if you asked for 10 flowers per vase the cost would not be too much higher. The flowers themself aren’t expensive its the people power that is the pricey part. 

I’d look around at other florists or pick a more hardy flower can can be arranged by the  florist prior to the day. Gerbras and daisys are not the most hardy of flowers so they kind of have to do the arrangements last minute….which they add to the bill.

Have you thought of using something like babies breath in cheap vase for a dollar shop? they are cheap and you can premake the posies yourself prior to the wedding. those babies last a while. It may keep costs down.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

That sounds like a deal to me.

(I paid $150 per table, I think, for a tablescape of seasonal flowers.)

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do you have any local flowers markets? If your centrepieces don’t require an arrangement, I found it much cheaper to buy your own vases, candles etc, then get fresh flowers from the market. My fflorist quoted $5 per orchid stem ( and I will need 2-3 per table), but the markets have 5 stems for $7.50!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mtbikelover:  If you are doing such simple centerpieces with flowers as easily obtained as gerbera daisies I would DIY it!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

That does sound reasonable, actually. But since it’s so simple (and just one kind of flower) you may want to look into Blooms by the Box or something and just do it yourself. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I agree – sounds reasonable considering she is charging for her service and not just materials. But I advocate for DIY! Especially for something you think you can do!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

maybe you could have flowers floating?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That seems fine to me. Our centerpieces are $135-$180 (mix of low & high). Fiance had serious sticker shock when he saw the proposal. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sounds reasonable to me. Flower pricing has a lot to do with if the flowers are in season or not. Plus, sometimes certain colors are harder to obtain than others. My centerpieces are costing $90 per table and that has to do with amount of flowers, types of flowers, and the construction of the centerpieces. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ours are $400 per table.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

$10 per table! and they will come and set them up at the reception tables.  I am doing curly willow with purple daisys.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

@mtbikelover:  I think you are making the right decision. The piece of mind you will have from just hiring someone else to do it is worth $100. 

My florist is letting me supply my own vases to cut down on the cost, you may consider asking her if she’s open to that as well.

Laughing

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Dolcebabe:  That’s a great price! I’m from the Toronto area as well- do you mind if I ask who the florist is?

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