(Closed) Local florist quoted $50 for Manzanita with crystals

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Willow1991: That seems like a pretty fair price. Fresh flwoers are definetly going to take the price above $50. I don’t think you could make them for much cheaper either

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

$50 is a good price for them. If you try to make them yourself, they may not come out the way you like and that’ll up your stress level

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

These are so easy to DIY that it is one area where you can safely save money. Also they can be done ahead of time so no last minute chore. You can also sell them afterwards and recoup your cost.

The only real downside is that you have to have a place to store them and you need a vehicle big enough to transport them.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

Gosh, that seems a little high to me. I’m getting a silver urn filled with flowers surrounded by crystal votives for 70$ per table…. and I’m getting married in Orange County CA where everything is inflated!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My brother and SIL DIY’ed their Manzanita centerpieces and they came out looking really good. They used plaster to keep the manzanita branches in little silver buckets, they put moss around the base of the branches, and wired little flowers onto th branches the morning of the wedding. You could always go to Michaels and get supplies to create one and see if you like it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

@Willow1991: This is the picture that I used as inspiration- The urn will be the same, and the flowers will be fluffy ruffly flowers that are in season in early September (this is the key to saving big! When you have to special order out of season flowers- the prices sky rocket!!)

I should also say, that I am not a florist- and I am by no means trying to give you a quote on what flowers cost- I’m just giving my advice on what my florist quoted me. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it’s fair. I was quoted close to $500 for one centerpiece for my escort card table. I scraped that idea. I considered a DIY, but I’m having a destination and its just not feasible to buy or ship the manzanita branches.  I’m not sure you could do them cheaper than $50 a table. The branches will cost (unless you can find them in the wild), the crystals aren’t cheap, and then you will need vases and some type of filler – then add in shipping costs as applicable. Everything adds up so quickly in the wedding world :(. Of course, you could recoup your money after the wedding by selling them – whereas with the florist, you are probably just renting the materials and she will want the vases and crystals returned. I bet they would go fast. Anything blindy tends to sell well in the classifieds section.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you could DIY this for way cheaper depending on how big each manzanita branch is. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@Willow1991: that is very cheap! But I guess that depends on what you are getting and how much

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Willow1991:  I’m getting married in the same city as you and wanted something similar for our centerpieces.. unfortunately the price you were quoted is similar to what I heard from other florists… but I just saw your DIY mock-up post and your work looks great!! 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can sell mine for $40 per and I have 18 of them.  

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Paris11:  where do you live? I want to buy them!

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