Post # 1
I just got my quote for flowers. I was gonna DIY but I just don’t want to deal with it when there is a guest list of 236. What do you think? I have only had 2 appt with florists so far. She said $800 for all the following:
9 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets – 5 white calla lillies with greens and hand tied
9 Groomsmen bout’s – white cala lillies
my bouquet 24-30 calla lillies hand tied
22 wreath centerpieces of hydraneas ( to go around my 4-5 ft manzanita centerpieces I DIY’d)
5-6 assortments in a square 4 inch tall 4 inch wide vase ( to put our on the sign in table and dessert table etc.)
long and low centerpiece for the sweetheart table 24″-36″ long – hydraneas, ranunculus, roses and cala lillies
rose garland for the sweet heart table
plus delivery to the church AND recption area and set up at reception place
( I forgot to get bouts for the dads and my son but that’s only 3 more bouts)
Post # 3
That isn’t a good or reasonable price… that’s an INSANE price. lol. Check and make sure she has a good reputation/reviews and then sign that contract before she can charge you more.
Post # 4
This is a great price! Take it!
Post # 5
I actually think its a good price! You’re getting a lot plus you have more expensive flowers (eg hydrangeas, ranunculus).
Post # 6
WOW that’s awesome!! Take it and run!!!
Post # 7
Looks like a great price to me. I don’t even think I could DIY it at that price!
Post # 9
I only went ot one other florist today and she didnt seem to know what she was doing. This lady prepared a bouquet in front of me to help another customer while I waited and it was BEAUTIFUL! She did it SO quickly too. She only has a couple of reviews on yelp, one of which was for a wedding. She was very down to earth and we chatted for a really long time. I was incredibly indecisive and she said whe would do everything for $800 whether I went with roses, calla lillies or gerber daisies for my main flower. Im scared! Will she flake on my wedding day?! Am I gonna “get what i pay for”? $800 is still a lot of money, but she said a bouquet of 24-30 cala lillies hand tied would only be $65. I thought, wow, that seems reasonable and it is hard to mess up hand tied lillies. Her shop was small, neat, lots of frresh flowers…a good sign I thought.
Post # 10
That is a CRAZY price. If this lady is legit you hit the jackpot!
Post # 11
what she said
That’s a really low estimate! I mean I would take that deal but I would want to see photos of other weddings she has done.
Post # 12
Take it and run! I thought my lady was great, but this is insane (in a great way). I would check her reviews and her books of work. If everything is in order, sign that contract ASAP!
Post # 13
I was kinda weary cause she was only showing me pics from books, not work that she had done, but then one of her “regulars” came in and she made that bouquet and it was really really good! ok, so when I arrived at the shop, she was next door getting her hair done, cause she said it was a slow friday, so the entire time she helped me her hair was half done and half pinned up waiting to be curled. I thought it was kinda funny actually!
lol! i bugeted $300 for flowers originally so I was a lil scared.
I tried to do a ton of trial runs on roses and cala lillies and even paper but I just can’t DIY!
Thank you SO much ladies! I have a couple of appts next week, but I think this price is too good to pass up!
Post # 14
That is great!! Especially bc you are using a lot of callas, they are pretty pricey alone plus all the arrangements. I say book it!!
Post # 15
My bouquet of all callas was $250 I think. I might be worried, but as long as it says in your contract that her prices are final I would go with it.
Post # 16
I thought I was getting a super great deal at $196 for my bouquet which will be hand tied, hot pink roses and hydrangeas, Maid/Matron of Honor will have orange gerberas and two bouts for the guys. Now I’m like dang could I have done better??? LOL Go for it you won’t find anything better than that price!!