(Closed) Is the Reasonable IYO?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: $980 reasonable quote for 18 centerpieces?
    Yes! Sign the contract woman : (26 votes)
    87 %
    No, look elsewhere : (4 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s reasonable.  We’re only doing person flowers: 5 bouquets, 7 bouts, 3 corsages and it’s costing us $600.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m having the same internal debate.  I originally wanted to DIY flowers but it logistically wasn’t going to happen.  My floral quote is $2100 for everything (which is a good price), but I keep thinking that I could do it cheaper.  I’m still signing the contract this week.

    In the end, its a few hundred dollars.  Don’t stress out about it.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think that’s a decent price. Flowers are stupidly expensive. Realistically you’re not going to get much more than a hundred or two off of that price but only you can decide if the time you spend looking around longer is worth the potential (not even definite) savings of a few hundred flowers.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @sn2bmrsmntgmry:  I think it’s reasonable, assuming it includes tax & delivery charges.  I think I paid around $50-$60 per centerpiece and my wedding was in Baltimore. 

    You may want to check out Flowers by Audrey – I didn’t use her, but her quote was very inexpensive and my caterer highly recommended her work.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was origianlly planning on DIY’ing my flowers to and quickly decided I just didnt want to deal with that on top of everything else. I am actaully ordering all my flowers from Costco. I ready some really awesome reviews and the prices are great. You could look into that.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    What kind of flowers did you discuss with your florist? I think that’s a lot, since it doesn’t require much work on the part of the florist! But I know some flowers can add on a lot to the price. If you are on a tight budget I think it’s definitely worth researching a couple more options – the most economical florists seem to be ones who do their business out of their garage, and they don’t necessarily have websites, some of them just get business by word-of-mouth. Maybe keep talking to other friends and women at work for recommendations!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    That seems like a pretty reasonable price– my florist is charging me $30 per center piece, 18 total, $75 for my bouquet, and $55 for each bridesmaid’s, then $100 for an arch decoration– plus tax & set up, I’m paying $1,000 even. That gets me:

    1 bridal bouquet

    3 bridesmaids bouquets

    1 ceremony arch garland

    12 qt. size mason jar vase arrangements

    6 pt. size mason jar vase arrangements

    extra blooms will be put into votive glass and placed around tables. 

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @MsVoyageur It’s only sometimes true that from-home florists are cheaper! The last florist I spoke with was running her business out of her garage and the quote from her was about $800 more than the quote from the very highly recomended, books years in advance florist that I ended up going with. Plus the types of flowers she could get were more limited in comparison to the actual shops I spoke to. I really didn’t want specific flowers, just a “look.”  Lots of whites and textures. Depending on what your wants are though, it can be a good avenue to look into. 

     

    My actual cost for the reception is $775 for 10 tall (2ft vases!) and 6 short centerpieces. Total flower cost is $1860 after delivery, etc. I think $960 is reasonable especially if you will be renting several bud vases per table plus the larger arrangements. 

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