(Closed) Wedding Flowers (Rant)

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Helper bee

That is a lot! Mine were a total of maybe $2300 and they were HUGE. I reccomend AGA Wedding Decor and she is based in IL 

 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

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happilyeverhanrahan:  As a florist, she should have told you your alternatives for more budget friendly flowers. She disregarded your budget and your mother who would be footing the bill. She’s super rude to send it to someone she knows ISNT paying for the flowers. I wouldn’t give her my business nor time of day to requote. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I can’t imagine how you’d be able to do 38 centrepieces, 6 bouquets, and like 15 corsages and boutonnieres for only $2500 from a professional florist. You’d be better off checking the online DIY sites or Costco with that budget. We’re not doing professional florals because the cost just seemed crazy for me, so I totally get it, but I don’t think that quote is out of this world for what you’re asking.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Honestly 38 is a lotttttt of tables. You could try to find a lower quote or DIY? 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Time to start looking for other quotes…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Oh my gosh I had no idea how expensive flowers are!! My mom is making mine a mix of crochet and silk so I haven’t even priced them!  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’d walk away. You have a large wedding and will need a lot of centerpieces. She knew your budget and should have suggested some alterntives. You could alternate candles on some tables, flowers on others, do large vases with  floating candle and submerged flowers, etc. There are lots of alternatives, including lower cost flowers and some really nice filler flowers.

DIY may not be for you, but I DIYd my flowers. It was easy, fun, and I got what I wanted. You have lots of alterntives that won’t cost that much! (and, I’d probably contct the store manager about her sending the quote to fiance’s father- it is unprofessional). 

We don’t have any good pictures back yet, but I’ve included some photos of our flowers below.

Good luck!

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Oh I’m sorry I didnt see the amount of centerpieces! I had 16 tables, 6 bm, 6 gm, 2 flower girls, and a cascading bouquet for me (that was I think $250) 

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Are non-floral center pieces an option? Or half floral and half non-floral?

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’d be done working with this florist. $250 for a bouquet, while not unheard of, is over the top for someone who is on a budget. Mine is $175 and the bridemaids bouquets are $50 each. 

My florist was very upfront with me about what she could do in my budget and I decided to only use flowers for the ceremony (which is costing around $750). It sounds like this florist is extremely pushy and not willing to work with your budget so find someone who will. You still may have to DIY or cut somethings (have you considered non-floral centerpieces for all or even just half of the tables?) but I’m sure you can find someone who can get closer to your budget.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

That seems like a lot! I have a florist whos doing all my flowers (peonies,cabbage roses) and all the set up for 1500 Canadian (and our dollar sucks right now lol!)

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

That is not okay! Even for a big wedding, this is a grocery store and she was informed of your budget. What was she thinking?

I am certain that you will be able to find someone in your area who can do something nice for less than that price.

Good luck!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

$3k for 38 tables seems reasonable, but to disregard your budget is not. A good florist will work with you to stick within your budget and give you alternative options to keep within your budget. I’d take your budget and talk with some other florists to see what options they provide. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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blahblahgirl:  Those are gorgeous! What is your color scheme if you don’t mind me asking? 🙂

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