- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
So I have had 4 floral appts. Wegmans, A Blooming Place, Floral Accents, and The Flower Barn. (Western NY area) I have gotten 2 quotes so far. First off, bridal bouquets are outrageously priced…$125 from Flower Barn and $185 from Floral Accents. While my bridesmaids bouquets were $50 from Flower Barn and $80 from Floral Accents. I have disected the parts of these invoices and have manged to cut things from the “want” list. I’m still coming up to numbers of $1,600 at Floral Accents (including tree rentals and centerpieces). Then there was a number from Flower Barn $665.28 for my bouquet, 3 bridal bouquets, 1 boutineer, throw away bouqet, 2 wrist corsages, and 2 candlelebras for the church… Is it just me or is all of this crazy? I wanted to splurge on the decor and atmosphere. I could make some of this myself but at what stress level?! After experiencing the process I’m thinking over the options: 1. Get bouquets from the cheaper place and the trees and centerpieces from Floral Accents? 2. Negotiate and one stop shop at Floral Accents?
Does negotiating work??? If I walked in there and said $1,200.00 would they work with me? I don’t event have expensive flowers…blue hydrangeas and orange roses, mini calla lilies…berries…I don’t know what to do at this point. My area feels limited in creating your own. I already make 10 out of 17 centerpieces myself.
Anyone negotiate and win the lower costs?