- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
It depends where you are. Where I live (upstate NY) your budget would not be reasonable at all. I went into the wedding thinking that since I wanted just simple and colorful flowers, and wasn’t asking for spendy blooms like orchids and peonies, that I could do my flowers for ~$1500 for 16 centerpeice (mix of tall and short), 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen, corsages for the parents, small ceremony decorations (like rose petals for aisle and a few flowers on the ends of the chairs) and my bouquet. My first quote was for $5K!!!! The next couple quotes were anywhere from $3-4K. And some of these florists were super snobby and rude when I said I didn’t want to spend that much, said it wasn’t possble to get the look from my inspiration pics on so little money.
We finally found a florist who wound up being closer to $2K, which was a relief at that point. She did amazing work, and I couldn’t be happier, but it was a battle keeping to a budget. Florals are crazy expensive!