Post # 1
I want to know what are your budgets for centerpeices and total wedding budget.
My center peices are 100 each table with a wedding budget of 22,000 and I will have at least 10 – 15 tables. It sounds pricey to me but I don’t know how to budget this in. I have an all inclusive package that cost me 16,000 tax included. My wedding attire (dress, shoes, viel, hair, makeup and etc) will cost me about 1,600. I also do want to hire a videographer as well.
I don’t want to run into a problem in tapping my entire wedding budget because I want to leave room for surprise charges. Do you think it is safe for me to go ahead with these pricey centerpeices or should I scale down and use the money towards something else?
Post # 3
I just got the quote from my florist today and my centerpieces are $85 each with 10 tables. He told me if you do taller centerpieces they start at $100. It also depends on what kind of flowers you want. I would try to work with your florist to lower the cost or try asking another florist for another quote. Hope this helps! Good luck!
Post # 4
Let me try to explain my center peice and see if it is worth it. I guess my florist explained to me that the diamonds are going to be submerged in her secret mix (like soda water or something) and the diamonds will rise with the carbonation and fall through out the night as they reach to the top. “Centerpeices in Motion.” She explained. The centerpeice will be topped with white hydrangea, white dendrobium and white roses. It would be in a pretty tall vase to create the effect.
I was going to go back to my florist and see if the cost can be lowered at all by either changing flowers or something. I can also seek a second option but I don’t quite know how to describe this to other florist since I don’t know what is in her secret mix. 🙁
Post # 5
Can you ask her to see the centerpiece in action? I googled, “moving centerpiece” among other phrases and couldn’t find any examples. It sounds fabulous, but if I were putting down the money, I’d want to see it for myself first. 🙂
Post # 6
It sounds like you are pretty set on this moving centerpiece. As suggested, I would ask to see a sample to be sure you think it is worth the price. My florist will do a sample 3-4 months out. Alternatively, you could ask her what she could change to lower the price. Maybe do those on half the tables and a low floral arrangement on the other half to save $$.
Post # 7
The centerpieces you’ve described sound really incredible! However, I would definitely ask to see them in “action” before spending that type of money. There will be a ton of items that you didn’t account for within your budget towards the end that you may not have considered (i.e. gifts, thank you’s and stamps, cake knife/server set, bridal luncheon, food/drinks on the day of the wedding, etc). You may also tell her that you have X amount to spend on centerpieces and see what she has to offer. When we did that, we were surprised as to what she could offer us for just $40 per centerpiece (and we were able to keep the vases at the end, which we’re attempting to sell). Best of luck to you and happy planning!
Post # 8
I don’t know if artificial flowers are an option but perhaps you can do a mixture of artificial and real? That should dramatically reduce costs.