(Closed) OMG Centerpieces are EXPENSIVE!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes they can be very expensive.. what look are you going for?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is why I’ll be doing my own. I’m collecting vintage bottles (to complete a set of a bunch my dad had) and will do lots of little arrangements intead of big expensive ones.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yes. They can get expensive! The way I cut a little bit on those was to do submerged orchid centerpieces. they look very elegant and you will need less flowers than with a regular centerpiece design

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Couldn’t agree more with you! We are making our own centerpieces, too, for that same reason. I’ve been buying vases at Michael’s with 40 and 50% off coupons each week and my mom is growing flowers and we’re buying some wholesale to supplement what she is growing and arranging ourselves.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think the florist was what I under estimated too.

I had sticker shock about bouquet. I remember thinking I bet I can get these at the grocery store for $30. However, no grocery store even sold what I wanted.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@peacockchris: I’m planning to do the same, as well as losts of candles in vases (various sizes) and loose petals. Are you having a florist do these for you or are you DIY? I’m thinking to DIY.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah. The little things really add up! We have a $150 budget for our centerpieces, so we’re pretty limited and are DIYing it. No flowers, that for sure! We’ll be using vases that go with our theme and having floating candles with them and then getting some fake rose petals to scatter around.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I guess it depends on what you want, and whether or not you DIY. I thought about doing DIY to save money, but ultimately decided that I would rather pay someone else to make my vision come to life. $800 was what I budgeted, and my florist estimate came in on the nose. We are having 8-10 all white floral arrangements, at least 75 candles of varying heights, and 20 feet of mirrors as a table runner, all placed down the center of a single long feasting table. Having someone pull all of that together so that I don’t have to worry about it is well worth the money, In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@HueysLuda: I really wanted to DIY, but I wont have enough time, so the florist will do it. I got quotes for regular centerpieces and submerged flowers centerpieces and the difference is huge.I live in Dallas, but my wedding is in Puerto Rico (where I am from). I will get there just a couple of days before the wedding, so I didnt want to take on all that stress. 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That makes sense. No need for the added stress.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

They sure are expensive! I thought I could do all of my flowers for a thousand or less but no way, about twice that.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yeah, I had major sticker shock when it came to flowers!  Have you concidered clusters of candles for some tables?

I’m using live potted flowers with little votives scattered around for a gardenish look.  But it sounds like that wouldn’t work for the venue and vibe you’re going for…

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

lol yeah they are expensive!  That’s why I did my own!  

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