Post # 1
My wedding is in October (150 guests classic reception). I recently took a flower arranging workshop and realized its super fun and easy. I’d like to do the flowers myself (just table centers not bouquets…thats too complicated for me). I want my flowers to look pretty green loose and casual.
I’m sure I’ll have the time and help. I got a few quotes from florists for table centers bouquets, etc and one thing I’m wondering is….will I actually save any money? The florist I like quoted me about $45 per table for table centers. I have no clue how much bulk flowers cost or where I should even go to look.I looked at Costco and Safeway online and it was very confusing…
Does anyone have any thoughts?
This topic was modified 5 years, 9 months ago by emma34.
Post # 2
I did my own flowers and it was one of the easiest DIYs of my wedding. I used fiftyflowers and Costco, had the flowers delivered 2 days before my event, stored them in water unrefrigerated, and everything worked out beautifully, plus I saved a ton of money. The only thing I didn’t do was boutonnieres because those need to be done the same day and kept chilled (I did boutonniere alternatives instead). Here are a few pics
total cost $320 (includes tax, shipping, etc)
Post # 3
s really up to you on whether you think you are up to the task and if it is cost efficient. For me, costs of DYI and the time to make everything will be too much for me (even though I wish I could). Im just lucky that my florist is only charging me $10 each centerpiece because I found my own vases. Also, the bouquiets and such, his work is so amazing that I don
t mind paying for it because I would never be able to make them as pretty as his! and it saves me on time because I would have to run around the night before the wedding to get fresh flowers, put them togethre and worry about how to keep them fresh in the fridge since I cant lay them down without ruining the flowers itself (you have to somehow keep them upright). i didn`t want to stress about it so i just went with the best but best priced florist I could find.