(Closed) Simple wildflower centerpieces… is this going to be super expensive?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

no, that shouldn’t be expensive at all.  You can get mason jars for like 60 cents a jar, and that is not a large grouping of flowers, nor are they expensive flowers. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Using flowers that are in season will help reduce the cost. Wildflowers tend to be less expensive as well. I spent $1500 on flowers, and had mostly in season and wildflowers. We had 2 large ceremony sprays that were moved inside for the reception, my bouquet, 2 bridesmaid’s bouquets, 6 bouts, 1 flower dog bout, flowers for the moms, flowers for the cake, flowers for my hair and 12 table centerpieces.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hi there. Your concept is very similar to what I did for our August wedding. I really wanted black eyed susans and queen anne’s lace for our main concept. Our centerpieces were all free, except for the ribbon. I found a HUGE patch of black-eyed susans and picked all of them and the queen anne’s lace with my cousin a couple days before our wedding. The jars came from my hubby’s salsa addiction, so I have about 35 jars which I will be trying to sell coming up here soon. It was alot of work to do it ourselves, but we saved a ton of money and had a great time.

Because the flowers would be out of water all day, our bouquets used some different flowers but kept the same wildflower theme. Wildflowers are apparently extremely fragile and wilt very quickly out of water. My bouquet had 3 yellow gerbera daisies with the hothouse equivalent of black eyed susans (can’t remember the name), white asters (the little daisy-like ones) and queen anne’s lace. My girls’ bouquets used the asters, baby’s breath and the hothouse goldenrod. I paid $200 for my bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets and 2 mother’s corsages (which were just a single gerbera with baby’s breath and filler). Hope that helps you some!

Picking out flowers was one of my favorite parts of planning!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well your centerpiece is pretty much what I want!

I am going to look into flower vendors at the local gardeners market to see if they’d sell me arrangements like that.  You know people who sell flowers at their booth?  They’ll be very local and I presume cheaper. I’d get quotes and photos well before I agreed to hire her.

If that didn’t pan out, I was going to use the florist at Albertsons (a grocer).  I’m going to avoid regular florists as much as I can.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bas0587:  

Hi this may be way out dated for you, but that firt pic is pretty much exactly what we are doing, the small mason jars with votives will have wheat berries in them as well.

I found an organic farm near our wedding site. 

She will do 25 mason jars worth of flowers for $250, This will cover tables, flower grls and bootners. My Mother-In-Law is doing all that 
My bouquet will be an additional $35 – $40 and Bridesmaids $25 – $30 (maybe even less.

They also will deliver for about $20 as they are pretty close. 

So for the entire wedding, I am looking at $350 -$400 or so for flowers. Not bad considering what I know others spend. 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@katie6494:  

 

Would you be able to give me the contact information of the flourist/farm?  This sounds likeI what I have been looking for exactly!

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