UK brides, how much did your flowers cost?

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

thatweddinggirl :  Our florist is doing the majority of the flowers, but she’s incorporating paper flowers that I’m making also.

This is a screenshot of my quote if it helps? 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I cant remember exactly, but I think my bouquet was around £50-60 and button holes were £4-6. I also had a long and low display for one of the tables and fireplace in the venue which were around £50 each. Sorry thats a bit vague, I just remember her prices were much lower than some florists I asked as she was a small independant lady who worked locally. I had some quotes for brides bouquets up to £120! They’re just flowers, not diamonds!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

thatweddinggirl :  I’ve noticed that buttonholes are either really expensive or really cheap lmao

In fairness, mine don’t have any real flowers in them as they are the paper roses too 😛 

I’m hoping they all turn out ok – her work is beautiful but she’s not worked with paper flowers before lol 🙂

x

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I am a wedding florist based in Yorkshire, (soon moving to the South West) but I cater to the middle/higher end of the market and I’m guessing if the florist you love works on styled shoots she will do, too. My bridal bouquets start at £85-ish, and my bridesmaids ones are usually around £55. My buttonholes start at £7.50 and the groom’s is usually around £9.50. I use lovely garden flowers, British grown roses, and make the less traditional more whimsical kind of designs you might be seeing on the internet or in print. I also use a lot of silk ribbons which again impacts my price.  All of this means my pricing may be higher than your average high street florist, but I work to bespoke designs that I create myself and only really use higher end flowers. If you have any questions please do ask me or send me a PM, I would love to help!

Edit: I should add, my couples usually spend between £1500 and £3000 with me and I have a minimum spend between May and October. Hope this all helps!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

This is super handy, thanks 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

thatweddinggirl : she was definitely the cheapest and still really lovely displays. I couldn’t belive he amount some people were charging when you can get the same stuff in tesco for a fraction of the prices yes you pay for the florists artistic ability and time, but it seems way over the top to me unless you are really dressing up the venue

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Flowers were really not one of my priorities – bunches of daffodiles in jam jars on the tables and “fake” flower bouquets from Etsy…. which these days are very good.  I spent £150 I think.

I’d say if you’re not bothered about fresh flowers, that’s what you can spend.  If you think that you should have the usual amount of fresh flowers and “proper” bouquets, it’d be around £800 to £1000.  And if you absolutely love flowers and want to have lots of them around, you’re looking at £2,500+

Post # 13
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Newbee

thatweddinggirl :  I’ve got experience doing flower arranging so I did my own. It cost me £100 to make 3 medium bouquets, 2 large bouquets, 1 extra large bouquet, 5 buttonholes and Mum’s corsage. I used large pastel avalanche roses, some greenery and gypsophila. My venue supplied their own flower arrangements for the room which were included in the venue price.

I didn’t trust a florist to make them because I am a perfectionist and I knew I’d do them exactly how I wanted them. You’d be surprised how much florists charge as flowers aren’t very expensive. It was the best decision as they came out perfectly and were one of the highlights of the day!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I just checked the flower section here because we are getting our cake from M&S, which means ads with their wedding flowers pop up everywhere, too. We will probably go with them, at this point, because even bulk buying wouldn’t be much cheaper and I can’t see myself doing the flowers myself but damn, greenery is pricy. Thanks for putting things into perspective, bees!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Quote from my florist:

 

Bridal Bouquet: £100

Bridesmaids Bouquets: £50 each

Buttonholes:  Men’s £9.50 women’s £10.50

Tables £45 each

Delivery and set up:  £100.

 

If I go all out we’re looking at about £900, but it’s somewhere we can cut back if we need to (bugger to the table flowers!)

 

The delivery and set up I thought was a bit shit, the florist is a 20 minute drive from the venue and our table flowers are small jam jar sized arrangements, 3-5 per table.  Don’t really have an alternative though, picking everything up the morning of the wedding and setting up ourselves isn’t really an option for us.

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