(Closed) Let’s talk flower budgets!

posted 9 years ago in August 2012
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am spending $9000 on flowers, but I LOVE flowers. Whenever I go to a wedding I am always most interested in looking at what they have for the flower arrangments. I also have multiple flowers decorating the inside of my home and I have fresh flowers most of the time in vases for decoration.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i figured if i’m going to spend alot of money on flowers, i was gonna get the fabric ones.   I purchased all 5 of my bouquets off Etsy for $700, and that also included matching boutonnieres for all the guys.  This way, everyone can keep their own thing when it’s all over instead of throwing them out.   I’m so excited about the bouquets, they are beautiful! 

so now i’m only going to be spending about another 150 dollars for the centerpieces at the most!  probably less then that though.  

Post # 34
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Mine is right on at 10%.  I went to three florists, and the second one scoffed at my $2k budget as if it were hardly worth taking on. Didn’t go with him! The first came in just under my budget, but his flowers were crap. The third one was PERFECT. When we sat down, he asked my budget, but then set it aside. He then had me describe what I was hoping for–what my vision–and as we went through the all the flowers I would need, he entered in the information on a speadsheet and estimated costs. His plan was that we would see what that cose and then adjust if it was too expensive. Well, we came in like $21 over my budget and I got EVERYTHING I wanted. I cannot wait to see the flowers!

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our budget was around 10% for real flowers, however I decided to go the silk route so
our flowers have now cost us 1.3% of the budget, plus we get to keep them forever!

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our wedding is costing us around $17,000, and we’re spending less than $600 for flowers (still waiting for quote from florist.) Flowers weren’t that important to me- I was going to go with silk, but decided to go with real at the last minute. We only need my bouquet, 4 bouqets for the bridesmaids, and rose petals for the flower girl. That’s it – plus I’ll be using all candles for the centerpieces.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have a $30-$35k budget and I want to keep my floral budget to around $750. We may DIY the bouquets to help this cost and we are keeping it all pretty simple…

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just did the calculations… I am spending 0.75% of my budget on flowers!! WOAH! That shocked even me!

Our budget is MAX $16K. 

We chose faux flowers for bouquets & boutonnieres. No corsages for the mothers. (Possibly jewelery instead).

Our centerpieces are fresh flowers (hydrangeas) that are free from my BM’s mom’s garden! Yay! 

Total for our faux flowers (bridal bouquet, 4 BMs & 8 boutonierres) was…… $120 

AND, they won’t just die! 🙂 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our wedding budget is $17,000 and we’re spending around $600 for wedding flowers (about 3.5% of budget). Thank includes the entire bridal party, family, and orchids for each centerpiece (our centerpieces will be more focused on candles). No ceremony decor or large centerpieces. Flowers weren’t as important as photography or good food/drink.

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are spending 7% ($2600) of our budget on real flowers and my wedding budget is 38k.  That includes all bridal party flowers, centerpieces, corsages for the moms, and flowers for the church ceremony.  I was shocked to find some florists that wouldn’t take me on because they required at $3000 minimum spending!  Even if I was ok to spend that amount I wouldn’t go to these florists.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are spending around 9,000 on flowers (I love flowers) It is a lot of money but decor is something that is very important to me!

Post # 42
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are spending about $3500 on real flowers. That includes centerpiectoo and day of coordination from the florist. I’m also using stems of flowers as my escort cards so she had to order 80 extra stems of billy balls.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re spending $10k total and I think I will be able to squeeze by with around $350 for floral by doing it myself and getting creative with candles and glasses.  I am also not having a huge wedding party, so that definitely helps!

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

A budget breakdown I found, for a $5,000 wedding, would be 15% ($750). Since we’re asking a friend to do our flowers, I’m really hoping for a deal, and regardless, I’d rather spend the 10% or less. I’m really not into flowers, and only forsee them in my bouquet, four bridesmaids bouquets, groom’s and three groomsmen boutonnieres, and flower petals for the flower girl/boy and to be used in mason jars at the reception. I can’t see that costing $750…

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our budget is like a drop in the bucket compared to what everyone else is spending! Our total budget for EVERYTHING is $5000!!!! I spent $300 on all of our flowers!

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

$8000 wedding, $350 on flowers.  No bridal party, no centerpieces (we’re doing a river rock/candle/vase type thing).  So just bridal bouquet and lots of corsages/bouts for the parents/grandparents/sisters.

The florist had to look at me a few times to realize that I was serious – NO bridal party!  LOL, saves such headaches.

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