(Closed) share your florist budget, please!

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We had to up ours to just over $6k for 4 bouquets, some boutonnieres, a chuppah, ceremony and cocktail decor, and 12 tables.  We are having very minimal flowers, mostly plain foliage/bare branches.

 

A friend spent about $7k in the NYC area, too, for 5 tables, cocktail/ceremony decor and 3 bouquets.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Does your venue require any particular florists?

I met w quite a few in manhattan and ended up at about 5500 (this was a good value in comparison to some other quotes) for 15 centerpieces, four bridesmaids bouquets, my bouquet, 7 boutonierres, large reception card table design and cocktail hour arrangements (10). I am using seasonal flowers rather than insist on particulars (saves money).

Most quotes I got were between 5k to 7k.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wow, these quotes seem so high!!  I’ve had 2 quotes from florists, and they came in at $2400 and $2300.  This was for 1 bride bouquet, 1 tossaway bouquet, 6 bridesmaid bouquet, 1 grooms boutonniere, 3 boutonnieres for the dads/grandpa, 5 corsages for the moms/grandmas, 2 flowergirl baskets, 1 ringbearer boutonniere, 15 centerpieces and 5 small cocktail hour centerpieces.

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

In NYC?!  That’s insanely low.  We’re not even doing all that flowery stuff, and that was the lowest quote we got.  Though it was hard to find a florist that didn’t just dismiss our aesthetic as “weird”… maybe we self-selected a bit.  But for $5000 we were getting offered basic votive centerpieces.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lobbyart:  One florist was on Long Island and the other is in NYC.  The one in NYC was recommended to me by my day-of-coordinator.  Our inspiration arrangements and bouquets are pretty nice and full, too. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@rosiet:  I can’t believe your flowers were so cheap.  Makes me question the quality.  I couldn’t get under $2000 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and I have way fewer boquets and centerpieces.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  I can’t believe how expensive everyone’s flowers are!  These are actually more than my best friend’s flowers who got married in Chicago a few months ago.  And she had beautiful hydrangea arrangements and more tables than me. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

holy cow! Thats a lot of $$ for flowers! I am in SF which is a little cheaper than NYC and I didn’t even bother to get quotes for flowers cause I knew it would be upwards of $5K!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@rosiet:  One of the florists I met with laughed at me when I told him I wanted ot keep it to $2000 for a wedding with 2 bridesmaids and 100 guests, minimal ceremony decor (b/c we’re on the beach and there’s no room for an arch of any sort), and understated tablescapes on royal/kings tables.  Needless to say, I didn’t go with him.  I just wanted yellow flower, not roses, and was completely open about what flowers. 

Hydrangea can be pretty cheap, though it’s beautiful, and if I wanted white, blue, purple, green, or pink flowers, I could’ve come in at about $1800 by using mostly hydrangea.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yikes!  I have no idea what wedding flowers cost in my area but we’re meeting with the florist on Thursday this week.  We’ve dedicated $2000 for flowers in our budget…hopefully that’s enough to get something nice.  I was hoping to have flowers as our centrepieces.  I guess we’ll find out on Thursday Undecided.

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m in Hoboken (as is our florist) and we will spend about $1600 on flowers. This includes 4 bouquets (and a toss bouquet), bouts (7) and corsages (5), centerpieces (12), ceremony flowers, a flowering urn for the guest book table and flowers for the cake.

I think one of the reasons we were able to keep it so low is that we are having very little structure within our pieces (think more wild-flower like) since we are getting married out near the Delaware Water Gap.

Not sure how many florists in Hoboken will deliver to the city (although I expect they would) – but many of our quotes seemed pretty reasonable however that could just be because the look we are going for is relatively low cost.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I haven’t contacted this florist yet, but he is definitely on my list to get a price quote from.  He has some package information on his website, and his platinum package is $2600.

That’s for 1 bridal bouquet, 1 MoH, 4 BMs, 2 coursages, 8 boutonnieres, 18 centerpieces, 1 throwaway bouquet, 2 large alter sprays, 1 lady’s room arrangement and 1 flower girl basket. 

http://www.flowersbyrichardnyc.com/

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love my florist! We spent around $3k for 4 bm bouquets, 1 bride’s bouquet, all of the cocktail tables and reception table flowers, 2 big eucalyptus for the entry and the draping and platform for the ceremony. They are incredible! Midtown Florist in Brooklyn 

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