- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I went to the LA flower mart today (Jan 2012) and here is the price list from various vendors if anyone is curious:
dendrobium orchids – 10 stems for $8
large cymbidium orchids – 1 stem for $12-15
hydrangeas – 1 for $5-6.50
roses – 2 dz for $12-14
carnations – $5 a bunch
mini-succulents – $2.25 on up.
YES they had pink peonies but they were so tiny they might as well have been pink carnations!!! Those were going for $10.50 a bunch.
The best deal for the day was our potted large Phalaenopsis orchids for $5! We bought most of them. Most vendors had them for around $15-20. The kind you see at TJ’s was around $5. You will have to buy a pot to put them in since they are just root, soil and plastic.
I took a DIY class for floral arrangements (class $40 +$25 materials) and this was my first trip to the LA market. I was quoted $230 for my tear drop shape bridal bouquet from a fairly reasonable florist because I wanted roses and orchids. Heck, I will definitely DIY it now!