- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF
Bees, I may be in full on bridal panic mode now as I literally had a nightmare last night that I forgot to book a florist and spent the morning of my wedding running around buying wilted flowers from seedy street vendors. (You know the ones.)
Obviously that won’t actually happen but some advice would be appreciated. I’ve received three floral quotes in total, two of which were so high that I can’t even entertain them; however, the last one looks tempting.
What I’d be getting:
Bridal bouquet (roses & baby’s breath)
6 boutonnieres (roses)
5 bridesmaid bouquets (roses)
2 corsages for our moms (presumably roses)
7 centerpieces (including votives) (roses, peonies)
2 altar arrangements (roses, peonies)
1 entrance arrangement for the reception (roses, peonies)
$2,655.00 + $265.50 (10% set up fee) = $2,920.50 (original budget = $2,500).
Does this quote sound reasonable for the types of flowers that I’ve chosen? I know the sensible thing to do would be to opt for different/cheaper flowers but roses are my favorite and, unfortunately, our church has a restrictive list of which floral vendors we can bring in so I don’t have a tremendous amount of flexibility in looking for a bargain.
Please let me know your thoughts!