(Closed) Just got off the phone with my florist…

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Phew! That’s the kind of good news you want to hear!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Seasonal should be a big help. Also, going with fewer types of flowers helps keeps costs down as well. Good luck with your flowers!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Nice!! That’s the best feeling. To be honest, I bet you can negotiate for even lower prices. When I got my first florist quote I almost cried. But I took a look at everything, decided I really wanted to work with them, and told them I needed them to come down on some items. They ended up slashing 30-50% off some things. It’s worth a shot!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@miss burgundy: that’s awesome!!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That’s great, you’re lucky!  The two florists we’ve met with so far have been twice our budget (which was not that small!).  Time to start negotiating…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s awesome! My step-mom is doing our flowers and that is the one thing I’m worried about going overbudget on. She agreed to give us free labor (which is the easy part of the quote) and have us pay for the wholesale cost of the flowers! But, updated and ACCURATE price lists are hard to come by when it’s not the summer season. She didn’t have a price list from last year saved (may have gotten tossed when she cleaned out her office), so we are kinda fly by the seat of our pants on flowers. But to hear you were that far under budget makes me feel better!

We’re going with seasonal flowers in simple arrangements, so I hope we’re in the clear on our budget. I just worry because I read so many other people’s budgets and they seem outrageous!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

See now I’m kind of thinking I am getting ripped off by my florist. She is a FAKE flower florist, and I am paying almost 1000 bucks for everything. What all are you getting in your floral package?

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

That is so awesome! Congratulations for finding such a deal 🙂

@hltruax: She only works with fake flowers? What is included in your package? I know a lot of people go with fake flowers in an attempt to lessen their floral costs, but they can actually get pretty pricey! If you stick with seasonal buds or roses you can still get a decent price for real flowers.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

This is my package:

9 Bouts

6 Corsages

Bridal Bouquet & Toss Bouquet

Maid/Matron of Honor Bouquet

2 Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets

2 Alter arrangements

12 Pew Bows

12 Cascading Centerpices

Bridal Party Table Centerpiece

4 Cake Toppers

It was only going to be about 700 but now we’re looking at about 1000. Is this a rip off? I think it’s alot of stuff however it is all fake.

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

@ miss burgundy, since I’m having my wedding in spring too, what are the seasonal flowers, like I know tulips are but those will definately be out of my price range. I know absolutely nothing about flowers! lol

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@hltruax-I don’t have a lot of experience, but I think you’re fine. Burgundy said she was 1k UNDER budget, so that’s not what she’s paying. = )

I am just going throught http://www.growersbox.com. I am doing DIY carnations.

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