Post # 1
Hey bees. I went to meet with my florist last Thursday and I’m waiting for a quote to come through. Feels like I’ve been waiting forever 😂
How much did you spend on your flowers? And do you wish you had more or less?
im having my bouquet, bridesmaids x7 bouquets (I will be putting a vase on the tablets for each bridemaid to put their bouquets in for table decorations) 7 button holes and a flower display for the top table.
Here are the ideas
Rose buttonhole for groom
and anemonies for other button holes
bridesmaids bouquets round as oppose to mine being flowy
large table decoration!
Post # 2
Hiya! I spent £889 on my flowers last August. I chose dusky pink and cream roses, with some green leaves I had:
1 x Bridal bouquet
3 x Bridemaids Bouquets
7 x Groomsmen buttonholes
10 x Floral Centerpieces (buckets filled with flowers)
Although it was expensive, I have no regrets regarding the flowers. The bouquets looked lovely in photos and the floral centerpieces took my breath away when we entered the reception room.
Post # 3
jpbee : that’s really helpful thank you! I don’t really want to spend more than £1000 however to me flowers are important, like you said, if they take your breath away they are worth every penny! Did you throw your bouquet for someone to catch or not? I’m debating whether too. The last few weddings I’ve been to they have not- I’m guessing it’s because of the price of them 😂 Xx
Post # 4
- Wedding: Gloucestershire, UK
This is the price list we were sent by the florist we’re going with, which seems pretty average!
Using seasonal English cottage garden / country flowers:
- Hanging Wheel foliage / gypsophila and fairy lights with added Flowers From £350
- Mantle piece flowers Foliage and gypsophila £75
- Table flowers From £30 per table
- Free standing flower montages (apple crates, buckets, Milk churns) for outside ceremony or extras inside the barn £125 each
- Bouquets £50 for a bride
- Bouquets £35 per bridesmaid
- Bunches of gypsophila for a bridesmaid £20 each
- Button holes £8 each
- Corsages £10
- Coronets and hair flowers £20
We’re doing 1 x bridal bouquet (about £70), 4 x bridesmaids (about £40 each), 1 x grooms button hole x (£12), 4 x groomsmens buttonhole (£8 each), 4 x simple button holes (£5 each), 3 x corsage (£10 each), 10 x table displays inc. long garland for head table (approx £400), 1 x hanging wheel (£350 – wedding gift from in laws) and a misc small displays and items (£30 each – card table, cake table + fresh flowers for cake and my hair – about £120 total) = £852 total. We’re playing with also buying some big bunches of gypsophilia for the outdoor ceremony, which would add on about £100ish.
Our budget was under £900, so we’re trying to cut costs!
Post # 5
catladyhollie : yours sounds amazing!! Thank you! My quote has just come through and it’s £827.40! I am happy with that 🙂 x
Post # 6
Ours were just over £1000 (eek!) for a bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets, 10 buttonholes (mothers and groomsmen), 8 table centrepieces in jugs and the top table display. Flowers were the most surprising thing for me, I had no idea how much they could cost.. but they were beautiful, peach/corals, white, roses, dahlias, hydrangeas and lots of foliage and trailing leafy bits.
Post # 7
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 # 8
Has anyone had success in lowering the quote of the florists? X
Post # 9
catladyhollie : Hey Hollie, is your florist Go Wild Flowers? When you said about the hanging wheel it reminded me that your venue is the one I hope to book too! 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: Gloucestershire, UK
thatweddinggirl : Yes! We’re using Beth at Go Wild 🙂 we can’t formally book until we have our consultation at one year out but she’s been really great to work with so far, for info and pricing stuff and she seems pretty reasonable.
Did you know they’re having a mini wedding fayre in January? I’m not sure if it’s just for existing couples who have booked, but I can’t imagine it would be? It’s the evening of Friday 27th and then Saturday 28th. Let me know if you want me to find times and stuff for you!
Post # 11
We had button holes x8 roses, two corsages one freesia, one rose and lisianthus, bridal bouquet and a bridesmaid bouquet, white roses. It was approximately £200? maximum
I brought down the price of flowers because we did the centerpeices ourselves- white orchids for tables and windowledges, and we decorated the church ourselves with carnations from a supermarket, ivy from the church walls and silver fern from my parents garden. Was at most a third of the cost that the florist predicted.