(Closed) Need MAJOR flower help!!!!!

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Trying going in with your budget and colors and let them suggest the flowers. If you give someone a picture and say here make me this it is always 10x more expensive than if they create you bouquets from what is in season and on hand.

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could also go with simpler arrangements. For example the corasages could be roses/spray roses. Same with bridesmaid bouquets. I have seen some really beautiful baby’s breath bouquets.

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Also consider using costco or sam’s club. I’ve heard that can save money. And as always, using flowers that are in season is less expensive as well.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Holy Moly!! Is this really what an average florist cost? I am doing floral roses, navy blue flowers (cant remember what kind they are..) and babys breath and I am only paying 600 for my bouquet, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouqets, 6 coursages, 8 boutineeres AND 18 centerpieces (I am providing the vases). Maybe flowers here in NC are cheap? Haha.

Before I decided to hire a florist, a friend recommended Sam’s. They don’t do them for you but you can easily put your own bouqet together for a fraction of the cost!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Say whaaaat? Try fiftyflowers.com and make them yourself. I plan on doing garden roses and some wildflowers for like $200. I only have like 8 or 9 centerpieces to do, but there’s no sense in breaking the bank over things that will die in a few days. And I just love flowers… but with all the other expenses, why spend so much? DIY. Research a bit. Sure, pro floral arrangements are beautiful but flowers are gorgeous on their own, even with a non-pro putting them together.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That is very pricy, especially your Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets. I don’t think Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets should be more than $100, unless you are wanting to splurge. Can you make the bouquets smaller? I think taking the callas out of the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets will bring down the price a lot. Consider using stock instead of hydrangeas for the Bridesmaid or Best Man. Your bouquet sounds big as well. decreasing 5 hydrangeas to 2 or 3 will help. Also, who are all the extra corsages and bouts for? Other than groomsmen, parents, and grandparents no one else really needs flowers. Have you tried getting quotes from other florists? People say grocery store florists are less expensive than wedding florists, but I did not find that true in my case. Maybe it just depends on the area, but I would shop around. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly, that is not the pricing of a budget florist, especially not one at a grocery store.  I would definitely recommend shopping around for other quotes.  I hired a florist who does not have a store front and my flowers were a little less than her pricing.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

$75 is much better than $130. I paid $65 for my Bridesmaid or Best Man. I think anywhere from $50-75 is good, depending on how full the bouquets are. I really don’t think you need all those extra bouts. I mean it’s nice, but not necessary…especially if you are one budget. Definitely keep searching! Good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Whitney818:  Im in Houston, Tx and got three different quotes from flowers.  They are quite expensive :(…. The place we are going with came to be the cheapest we found, but the best quality at the same time.  My brides bouquet is $250, the bridesmaids $75 each.  I would ask your florists suggestions on the flowers you chose, if there are cheaper options and what not.  I do have different flowers in my bouquet tho so it could be the type of flowers too.  Have you tried to get quotes from other florists?

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t consider those prices to be crazy high but I definately wouldn’t call it budget. Unless you live in a really expensive city, then that might be budget. I always think that calla lilies are expensive – is that maybe what’s upping the prices? And who are all those people getting corsages and bouts? Could you cut down that list?

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Whitney818:  Yeah, it’s crazy that certain flowers are so expensive, but maybe our florist would have some suggestions of calla alternatives? As far as bouts/corsages, I don’t think they’re necessary for everyone invovled in the wedding. I’ve never seen an officiant with a bout. Or musicians. Maybe if they’re really good friends, but not if they’re just hired. And readers/guestbook people can go either way – a nice gesture but not necessary.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@angiemk47:  I’m from Houston too! Who did you end up choosing for your florist?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@T12ubeauty:  We ended up going with Dream Bouquet! After checking out 3 florists, we thought dream bouquet was the best.  They were not the cheapest but also not the most expensive either.  I think the quality of their flowers look better, plus as far as centerpiece options for the reception, they have wayyyyy more ideas to choose from.  Cant wait!!

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