Post # 1
So i’m using an all-inclusive venue for my wedding and we get $1,000 budget for floral and decor. I just got my estimate for all of the floral and decor and our choices put us at $1,881. So we’d have to come up with an additional $881. Here is the breakdown. Does it look fair/ normal?
Linen Fee: $150
Bridal Bouquet: $150
Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets (4): $260
Corsages (2): $50
Bouts (7): $84
Alter set up: $350
Cocktail table candles: $27
Centerpieces (15): $810
Post # 3
Sounds very reasonable to me
Post # 4
How elaborate are your centerpieces? It looks pretty good to me otherwise.
Post # 5
To me it all looks pretty reasonable… Could your Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets double as centerpieces? Or cut out the bouts and corsages for everyonw but the groom (I never noticed them in my pictures and the mom’s didn’t like wearing them).
Post # 6
Sounds very similar to the quotes I’ve gotten, but depending on what flowers you’ve selected, it can really impact the price (i.e. lily of the valley vs roses)
Post # 7
Looks very reasonable to me! Less than many florists I’ve looked at. I finally found a great florist that charges similar to what your breakdown is and I am very happy with it compared to what I’ve seen.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Sounds low, actually. Good for you!
Post # 9
OK I’m glad. It seems high to me just because we’re at our budget ceiling right now but we’ll just have to pay it because I LOVE our centerpieces lol Plus I cannot believe that my bouquet is $150!! But it’s going to be beautiful so I guess its worth it!
Post # 10
@CaptainSpaulding: They are large arrangements of hydrangea, Juliet roses, carnations, and dusty miller in 6″ hurricane vases on a silver mercury stand with votive candles surrounding the base.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
$150 is the lowest I’ve seen the bridal bouquet, so that sounds fine. Those linens are a steal! (We were quoted $600). Bridesmaid bouquets range from $75-$100, so you’re getting a good deal there too. The corsages seem a little high. They usually range $15-$25, so you’re at the high end of the spectrum. Your boutonnieres are average; they range $5-$15. Candles seem fine. Alter arrangement would depend on what that is. Large arrangements are usually about $200-$300 each.
Your centerpieces are an absolute STEAL!!! The lowest quote for low centerpieces I’ve ever received is $80/each. At 15 arrangements, that’d be $1200! All of this depends on your flower choices too though (hydrangea are expensive). But honestly, it sounds like you’re getting a great deal!
Post # 12
Yes, it sounds about right.