(Closed) Last Budget Question of the day– Promise!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs_Amanda:  Those don’t seem like totally unreasonable prices to me if you want the work done for you & don’t want to DIY. The only way I could see you possibly getting them cheaper is going through a local grocer’s florist or doing them yourself. Maybe someone else has more insight than me, though 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah those actually sound pretty inexpensive compared to some things I’ve seen. One way you could save would be to skip the bouts and coursages on grandparents, its a nice touch but not required if you need to trim the budget. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thats already really reasonable… All I can think of is skipping the bouts for the Ushers, Pastor and Ring bearer. Or DIY-ing all the bouts.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could look into one of these packages to cut your corsage/boutonniere budget, if you’re willing to do something a little different

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/category.jsp?categoryId=1640105′ defer=’defer

ETA: I totally know what you mean about scaling back an already low budget. I’m doing only hydrangeas for bouquets so that I can do it very cheap & easy DIY. It’s the best solution I’ve found for myself, but it’s all personal preference. 

My other thought for my BMs (before I decided on just hydrangeas) was to get these mini white bouquets from Acme (local grocer) that were $7/each, and tie a ribbon around them. They were really lovely and I talked to the florist to see what day they get delivered & if they could preorder them for me. Maybe you could find something you like at the grocer that is like that?

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wish those were my floral prices! They look pretty reasonable to me…is everything in season?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wow, those prices are fantastic! My bouquet is costing $200 and the total floral quote was almost $2,000.00 – this was the cheapest florist we could find as well! I would say you are doing pretty darn good! I agree with PP’s on DIY’ing the bouts to save money. Other than that, I would say your prices are low compared to normal standards. Good job!

Also – if you are concerned with saving $$ may I suggest ommiting the toss bouquet? Unless you are dead set on having a bouquet toss/garter toss.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Seems totally reasonable prices to me.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs_Amanda:  That is understandable (and commendable) to give to local businesses. Sorry, I am totally thread jacking, but you’ve made me start researching again (I don’t have plans for bouts, yet)…have you thought about etsy? Not exactly local, but at least you’re supporting an individual, not a big corporation:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/94189161/7-organic-lavender-boutonnieres?ref=sr_gallery_3&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=lavender+boutonniere&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Those are actually really good prices. Can’t believe how much you’re getting for that total price!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Those seem extremely reasonable, but if you want to save on costs, maybe you could rid of the flowers for grandmothers, mothers and pastor?? I don’t think those are necessities.

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