Post # 1
My florist in Chicago is quoting me $250 for my bridal bouquet, $60 each for 5 bridesmaids bouquets, and $20 x 9 for rose boutineers. Add in taxes and fees for another $50, and this brings my total to above $700 just for personal flowers!
Just thought I’d ask around – is this pretty normal? My floral mix is not too fancy – mostly spray roses, a dahlia, astilbe, and dusty miller greens (to create kind of a wintery look because I don’t like the messy organic look of eucaliptus leaves).
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
I’m in Montana, and my full cost was $1,240 for one bridal bouquet, one toss, one1 Maid/Matron of Honor, five bouts, three corsages, 16 simple centerpieces, four blown out centerpieces, two bunches of baby’s breath, and two swags. I was really great at getting in prices before anyone else and was able to choose my vendor well before other brides started planning. I actually went over budget with this figure.
Post # 3
glutton : NYC, got married about 2 hrs from the city (florist was from albany area), and yeah – that was about the price of my flowers too. and nothing fancy. bouquets take a lot of work, and florists typically put the most effort into these pieces since they’re photographed the most. my bouquet was a bit cheaper (i think more like $200), but the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets were a bit pricier – i think $75 each, so all in all about the same. all flowers were in season and local and i had lots of greenery.
Post # 4
That sounds reasonable. My bouquet was also $250, bridesmaids were $100 each, boutonnieres $15 each.
Post # 5
I will never get over how expensive “bridal” flowers are lol.
I called up a florist, told her my colours and she made me 2x bouquets (mine and MOH) for $100 total.
Post # 6
glutton : eh, it depends on what you’re getting and where you are I imagine. Your florist and any employees/suppliers have to deal with the local cost of living (and the rent for her workspace) and will price accordingly. NYC is going to be more expensive than NJ, say..
I think my personal bouquet was a bit less ($175?) but my bridesmaid bouquet was a lot more ($100?). My bouts were about the same. She did a fabulous job though–they were hand-tied bouquet that demanded a lot of artistry and skill I do not have.
If it were just bouquets of roses all the same height tied together I’d have balked at the cost and gone with an order from thebouqs.com or something and just tied my own bouquets.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I realized it’s hard to get a guage on prices if you can’t actually picture it haha. Here is roughly what I will be getting:
Bridesmaid Bouquets (5):
Boutineers (9 – 1 groom, 5 groomsmen, 3 family):
Post # 8
I’m in Texas and I had been quoted around $1,200 for one bridesmaid bouquet, 4 corsages, 4 bouts, 8 quart mason jar centerpeices and 16 pint sized mason jars.
And that was a very cheap florist. So I went (well, will be) the DIY route. I spent around $1200 and should have enout flowers for almost double of what I was quoted from the florist.
Post # 9
Those seem like reasonable prices! We’ll be spending about $1,400 on flowers after cutting a lot of things. That price includes 1 bridal bouquet and 10 centerpieces…so yours seems more than fair. We’re near SF also.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
That seems reasonable to me for as many as you need 🙂 Flowers are expensive x.x and the labour to assemble them doesn’t help x.x
The vineyard I used had their own flowers for decorations and I was the only one needing flowers in my wedding party so I spent 75 on a small simple bouquet with blue carnations and white roses and wrapped it in some pretty ribbon and we called it a day.
Your choice in flowers looks lovely!! I bet it will be worth it.
Post # 11
glutton : yeah that’s roughly the sort of bouquets I had. I’m in Seattle which isn’t quite as expensive as NYC for the most part, so I’d say the cost seems reasonable.
What I did, and would recommend, for most vendors was get more than one quote from vendors I was more or less equally interested in (based on portfolio). Then you can compare quotes vs. skill and see if anyone is overcharging and go from there.
For almost all vendors I found everyone was fair.. but there were a few where I was blown away by the cost of person A’s quote vs. person B’s. Floral was one of those categories where I had one or two insanely expensive quotes before I found the florist I went with.
Post # 12
sounds reasonable. if flowers aren’t that important to you, you absolutely can DIY some of them.
Post # 13
Wow, flowers are so expensive! We are paying $80 for baby’s breath and $45 for silk bluebonnets for our centerpieces for a total of 22 tables. We might add some white roses or greenery in if we find space in the budget for it. Flower wall for photo booth is paper flowers, so $30 budget for entire project. Then bouteniers and corsages were bought by the bag and are fabric. Total was $25.
No wedding party means mine is the only bouquet to worry about. It’s to be a fresh herbal bouquet with freah baby’s breath and silk bluebonnets. Budget is $75.
Post # 14
My flowers were $150 for bouquet (peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, roses, eucalyptus) and $100 total for four boutonnieres and three corsages. My bouquet was HUGE. I was quote anywhere from $250-450 from “wedding” florists. I went to a small local florist that didn’t mainly do weddings and they worked within my budget and my bouquet came out as good or better than the wedding florists that wanted to charge twice as much. 🙂
Post # 15
I’m also in Chicago, we paid around 700 for my bouquet, 4 boutineers, 5 bridesmaids, 3 flower crowns, 1 pomander and the flowers for the tables.
I went minimal with flowers though, I could not justify the cost for several hours (although I did for my dress ). And I shopped around for a florist that didn’t have a minimum and didn’t try to put me in the “oh, you are getting married, here is what you have to have” box.