(Closed) Small list of flower must-haves. How much should I expect to spend?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Yes, $1000 should be plenty for what you requested (with no centerpieces). You might be able to come in a bit lower than that even! I think that is a fair budget for a florist.

I love your inspirations by the way.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The lilly and orchid bouquets are lovely.  I’m not sure how much help this will be, since my color scheme is totally different and we may not be able to draw an apples to apples comparison, but my floral budget was tight so I went with only:

My bouquet, Wrist corsages for the BM’s, Corsages for moms and gmas, and an altar arrangement (we are doing pocket squares for all men).  I used Roses, Lisianthus, Stock, and orchids…all in white/ivory color pallete in my bouquet and the altar arrangement (altar take out orchids and add seeded eucalyptus).  I was able to come in at under $400 with tax, but not having anything delivered.  I saved a great deal by not doing bouquets for my ladies.  I did have another quote using lillys, which was just under $500.  So I would guess that $1000 should be about right, but you might want to go in with a little lower # to see if you can get them to do what you want at a lower price point, and have room to move up without them knowing they can move up to that 1K mark from the beginning

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should set it a bit lower than 1k, maybe 700$ or so? It’ll all depend on the number of flowers in your bouquet as well as the type….but that way if you decide to change your mind about the bouts or want to add anything later, you have some room to do so.

(Btw, for comparison, I’m paying 270$ for my bouquet, 3 BM’s, 1 jr Bridesmaid or Best Man, 2 corsages/2bouts, 1 Gbout, 2 Groomsmen bouts, 2 nosegays & delivery)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bebefly: Wow great deal on your flowers!!  Way to go!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I did a ton of research on flowers and went in with an expectation. I wanted peonies and knew how much I was willing to spend and told her I wanted them for $150 with some fillers (she put in the numer of flowers) told her I didn’t want more than $50 for the BM’s bouquets and I wanted at least 3-4 peonies in them. Bouts $10 and I wanted to spend at most $30 per centerpiece and $100 for an altar piece. She was able to do all that with nice flowers too! Although now I think I*might* not get my peonies 🙁

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yay your flowers actually look a lot like mine! I think 1000$ is reasonable, we are paying $1400 for the same with boutineers and centrepieces.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Right around there – I went back and checked on my quote and while the overall quote is $4000 for what you want it would be just over $1000

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think you should be fine. My bouquet was $300 and was all calla lily’s (you can usually negotiate a toss bouquet for free, my bridesmaids bouquets were $55.  We had small bouquets made for the mom’s which were $22. The bouts were $8. We had 2 pieces made for the ceremony and they were $80 a piece. I had centerpieces and stuff too, but there’s my prices for what you are looking for. I think a little under $1000 is doable.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think $1000 may be more than you need, but I know it varies by region. I’m getting my bouquet, 4 bridesmaids bouquets, 7 bouts, 2 mothers corsages, 2 altar arrangements (baby’s breath only), guestbook arrangement, and table petals for about $750.

Post # 14
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Wannabee

1000 is just about or under the last pic about 150.00 The 2nd 200.00 for the bride.

the maids 40.00 to 75.00 ea the rest is about 20.00 to 25.00 ea for corsage.

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