NYC floral budget?

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Hi

I am curious about this as well. There was a post a few months ago on this, but I’d love any more recent suggestions/opinions…

 

share your florist budget, please!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hi there,

Our florist is from westchester but I doubt that the pricing is all that different from the City and our flowers are working out at almost $3000 – quite a bit more than i wanted to spend but it was actually a reasonable quote comapred to some others! For that we have 10 centerpieces which include rental lanterns, ribbons and two large arrangements for the church, 3 bouquets with peonies, 10 bouts and 4 corsages and an aisle runner. Also our florist has been a dream to work with, so responsive and worked great with our venue so they are worth it to me for that. Best of luck in your search!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hi,

I’m planning a June wedding too (mine is at the Foundry in Long Island City Queens). My floral budget is not that high so would love to hear from other NYC brides as well! If you ladies have florists to recommend, please send us the info! Thanks!!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

subscribing to topic

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not quite in the city, but I’m on Long Island and we are paying $4k. We are getting 15 tall centerpieces, 2 bouquets for me (one to throw), 6 bouquets for my bridesmaids, like 6 or 7 boutonnieres, flowers for two flowergirls, ceremony flowers, and 4 arrangements that will be moved around. We are getting a lot for our money!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Definitely interested in this! We just booked our reception hall yesterday – so band and photographer are next. Flowers will come later but it seems like the prices are so varied ! makes me nervous ! 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our price was pretty low, but we’re not having that many flowers since the wedding is on a golf course in summer, I figured that’s the one area where I can cut corners and still have beautiful scenery… besides why compete with nature?

So we have my bouquet, 3 bridesmaids, 5 boutonnieres, 2 flowers for the mothers, 10 centerpieces and petals for the aisle.  It all worked out to about $1300.

I went with Flowers by Peter in Flushing, NY.  The reason I liked them best is because they told me if I have something specific in mind, the price would be higher.  But if I just told them my colors and let them put together something on their own, they would be able to choose from what was in season and in stock and get me a better price.  I have seen their work so I know whatever they will put together will be beautiful, and honestly, I had no clue what I wanted anyway.

I think I read a post on here where some one spent over 20k on flowers… I want to see those!!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Congrats Katie! I am getting married at the Lighthouse in Chelsea Piers. We are spending around $5,000 for our centerpieces, which include 15 arrangements with candles and escort card table. A family friend is doing our church and personal flowers so that is way under budget. Our florist is http://elegantaffairsnyc.com/. Enjoy planning!

Drosz- if you are looking for a band, we are using JK Band (http://jkentertainment.com/). Best price we received for a 10 piece band and very talented.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have yet to pick a florist but I’ve gotten a few price quotes right around $3K.  For that price we are getting:

15 centerpieces (half tall/half short)

1 escort card centerpiece

1 bathroom display

5 cocktail hour displays

1 bride bouquet

6 bridesmaids bouquets

5 pinned corsages for the moms/grandmas

1 grooms boutinierre

7 groomsmen boutinierres

3 dad/grandad boutinierres

2 flowergirl pomanders

1 ringbearer boutinierre

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JMars718:  that’s such a great deal! My budget is around the same and I was even thinking we had to forego centerpieces because I didn’t think 1-2K would get me anything in NYC! I think I’ll just get the bouquets, boutonnieres, and maybe 1 big arrangement for a recessed area in my venue. We’re going the DIY route with centerpieces (milk jugs & mason jars sitting on wooden blocks tied with burlap/lace and then filled with moneyplants, which my mom grows in her backyard).

Thanks for the vendor reco!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@rosiet:  $3K for all of that sounds great!  What are the names of these florists?  I budgeted $4k for florist, and my mom is convinced i’m severely underbudgeting… I hope she’s wrong!

also is anyone here getting a chuppah?  i’d love to know the cost for decorating that (though I’m kind of afraid of the answer)

@criscamz:  would you mind sharing how much you’re paying for the band? If you’d rather not, no worries. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wow, some of you have gotten amazing deals. We paid around 2300 for

1 bridal bouquet

9 centerpieces (potted herbs, flowers in antique vases)

3 corsages

2 boutonnieres

Arch for the ceremony

2 bar arrangements

4 bathroom arrangements

arrangements for guest book table and entryway

 

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