Post # 1
Bride: $195.00 hydrangea sprayed sage green, eggplant callas, lemon leaf, hand tied wrapped with twine with a shoestring bow
Bridesmaids: 8 @ $32.00= $256.00 one large white calla,with bear grass wrapped in twine with shoestring bow
Groom: $15.00 eggplant calla with green hypericum and 3 bear grass wrapped in twine
Groomsmen: [email protected] $12.00 = $96.00 eggplant calla with twine wrap
Father: $12.00 same as above
Delivery to Osprey Landing: $35.00
Total: $637.70 includes @28.70 tax
Post # 3
I’m having a hard time because I was looking to spend no more than $500 total but with 8 girls and 8 guys, that might be a little hard to do. We are not using real flowers anywhere else in the wedding however so maybe it’s not so bad for a budget wedding!? Any insight would be appreciated!
Post # 4
@Meemz81: Sounds pretty good to me.
My bridal boquet was $150 and my girls were each $75. So your birdal boquet is more than mine was, but your Bridesmaid or Best Man boquets were much less.
Post # 5
Same as @KatNYC2011.
My bouquet was only (“only,” ha) $150, but then the BMs were more expensive than yours are. So overall it turned out to be about the same. Sounds like a fair deal.
Post # 6
Yeah, It’s probably the cala lilies in my bouquet that are driving it up! We even lessened it to one bunch and added hydrangeas to lessen the cost but still make it full but it honestly didnt help too much!
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: My flower prices were the same as yours.
I think this quote sounds really reasonable. Hydrangeas aren’t going to lessen your costs unfortunately.
Post # 8
Yeah, i’m not sure why i thought they would cost less……i think Summer is their season not Spring? I just hate the thought of wasting flowers which is why I wanted them to be less of a cost, they just get thrown away ;-/
Post # 9
I’m going to meet with my florist, and I’m having the same dilemma…what is the norm for flowers!??! I think that it sounds reasonable. What about any other flowers that might be in season that could be used as fillers??
Post # 10
@Meemz81: I agree with PPs – my bouquet is less than yours ($150) but my bridesmaids’ bouquets are more ($50), so it pretty much evens out. I think it’s a good quote. If it makes you feel more comfortable, get a second or third quote from other florists in the area. That’s what I did after my first quote (that I thought I would end up going with), and I actually changed to one of the other florists.
Post # 11
That seems like a pretty good price. But are you getting any flowers for the mother’s, father’s, grandmother’s, and grandfather’s? To cut down costs you could just have your bouquet, and girls bouquets done by florist, and have corsages, and boutineers done by your local grocery store florist (if available). I am sure they will come out just as nice those simple things are pretty hard to screw up.
Post # 12
Seems fair…I am going to spend about $450 on 1 bridal bouquet….3 bridesmaid bouquets….1 toss bouquet…6 bouts and 2 corsages….all will consist of mostly cream roses. This is from a vendor who runs their business out of their home. Hope that helps!
Post # 13
I used to work in the industry and think it’s completely reasonable. Your bouquet is maybe a teeny bit much but spraying that hydrangea is a pain and callas are often over ordered to ensure that they can make a full enough bouquet. Your florist will have to order quite a few more callas to make sure there are ones that are good enough to be stand alone bouquets for the bridesmaids. Everything else is completely reasonable.
Post # 14
I think the quote is pretty good! Your bouquet may be a little more than average but your Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets are grrrreat so I say go for it 🙂 It’s so hard buying this stuff because it’s not like we go around buying bridal flowers every weekend so we can gage what a good price is…lol
Post # 15
Is that just the charge for the flowers or does it include fees for the labor? I’m asking because I had someone offer to do my flowers and she is charging me the cost of the flowers plus $300 for labor and transporation. Does this sound resonable?
Post # 16
It sounds fair in the total although the bridal seems very high?