Post # 1
I met a florist at the bridal expo that I am really interested in booking, but I wanted to know if the quote she gave me was reasonable or should I make flowers a DIY project (if the prices are similar, I’d prefer to have someone deal with it as I’m not too crafty).
I am providing the vases for the centerpieces and the votives that will be surrounding each centerpiece. She is charging $45-55 for each centerpiece of green and white hydrangeas and the curly willow. The same reception centerpieces will be decorating the church ceremony, and she is charging $200 for delivery, setup, and breakdown of both venues. So all in all, with 16 centerpieces and set up it should come out to around $920-$1080. This was the inspiration picture I showed her:
If I opted to DIY, she has told me that she can provide the flowers for me. Does anyone knows the cost of hydrangeas? If so, that would be great. Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
You could order the Sams club 43 piece collection (link #1) and the additional 6 green centerpieces (link #2) for a total of $1,100. They would come ready made and you would have all of your centerpieces and more than enough wedding flowers for approximately 1k less than this woman is quoting you. They come fresh to your door and you put them out.
(1) http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1640379&navAction=push’ defer=’defer
(2) http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1640349&navAction’ defer=’defer=
EDIT: just realized you said 1k, nOT 2k. I think that is a decent price if you don’t want the hassle of DIY. Sorry for misreading
Post # 4
Thank you for your response. I guess I’m just so nervous about spending that much. =/
Post # 5
Avoid DIY in this case is better to be nervous spending that money than being nervous day before your wedding or on your wedding day…. good luck!
Post # 6
For what you’re asking for, I think that’s pretty reasonable. PS – love green hydrangea, that’s one of my main wedding flowers too!
Post # 7
I actually gave my florist the exact same photo…got to love Pinterest. She quoted me at 45 euros per vase, so it’s about the same. However, I’m only using those for the buffet tables. For the guest tables I’m going with something smaller – not only is it saving money, but a smaller centerpiece will not block the conversation from the person across the table.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for the advice. I’m giving the florist a call first thing tomorrow morning.
@Au Jardin: I love this arrangement. I’m glad to see that the price for both yours and mine are similar. Good to know I’m not being yanked around.
Post # 9
Thats a pretty good price. Where I used to work, something like that would have been about 80-100 bucks before delivery. Hydrangea are kind of expensive, like 6-10 per head, depending on time of year and supplier, so I think thats a steal!