- 10 years ago
A while back I wrote a post about how I had made ribbon vases for my centerpieces (5 inch diameter cylinders). I was planning on having our florist fill each one with a different type of red flower, ex. dahlias in one, gerbs in another, etc. BUT it turns out that she thought my "one type" of flower meant just ONE flower (a la rosebowls). Thus my super reasonable flower quote is now going to be at least 2 or 300 dollars more than expected! She asked me to mail her one to see what she could do to "fill it" for about 20 dollars a bouquet but also told me that it would cost about 75 to fill one the way i wanted. Does this sound right? Is there any way I can cut costs without having to A. Fire the florist, or B. Settle for less? I suggested filling it partially with fake ones but she told me that good silk flowers cost more than real ones. I also suggested using less blooms but ones with bigger heads and she told me that it was the stems that matter (ex. daisies have a 4 inch head but a pencil stem). I’m so scared of going over budget but I’d hate to waste the vases that I worked so hard on! Any suggestions??!?