(Closed) Is this Normal?

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The prices seem resonable to me.  In fact, it seems like you got a pretty good deal.  Maybe in order to lower the prices on the flowers, some suggestions:

1- Bouquet of rose to the Virgin Mary (this can be scaled down to maybe a smaller bouquet of roses or use daisies instead).  You aren’t going to be able to enjoy these flowers anyways so you don’t have to spend a lot on these flowers.  You would rather use this bouquet for the toss instead because it’s more visible and can be enjoyed.

2- Centerpieces (You are having peonies & english roses).  English roses almost resemble peonies when they are in bloom, so perhaps you can just not have peonies (they are pretty pricey) and just opt for the english roses with your gerber daisies & roses arragement.

3- Torches (how about if you use less torches to light the way.  Instead of 20, maybe you can just cut down to 16; every little bit helps).

Wow!  Sorry for the long post!  Good luck with your wedding plans!

Post # 4
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I too think that sounds super reasonable from the prices I was quoted.  (it was still out of my price range too)

I ended up going with a local grocery store- since I wanted something super simple and flowers were not where I wanted a lot of "bang" 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

yeah it sounds reasonable to me too…sorry! i think swapping your blooms for something a little less pricy would help in the cost, like ms jadey mentioned.

Post # 7
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Sounds reasonable for a florist.  I could not afford what I was quoted and ended up going to the Downtown LA flower district instead. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Wow, I guess this goes to show how out of it I am, because I read that and thought "$150 for lights???" Please tell me that it’s like, millions of lights and that they’re amazing somehow.

/feels cheap 

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