Post # 1
I have been getting quotes between $1800 and $3000. I know the centerpieces we want are a little more elaborate (roughly ($200/E) — well need 10. And well need 1 Bride Bouquet -1 Maid/Matron of Honor Bouquet – 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man Bouquets – 1 Groom Bout – 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man Bout – 3 Groomsmen Bouts – 1 Ring Bearer Bout – 2 Mom Corsages – 2 Dad Bouts and 2 Grandma Corsages.. Does that sound about right????
Post # 3
That sounds right for more elaborate flowers, delivery, setup, etc to me.
Flowers were one area I chose to cut back on (so I could splurge in other areas). With my original plan – DIY using all carnations ordered wholesale, it would have been about $1300. Which honestly is quite reasonable, but it was more than I wanted to spend considering I’d have to do it all and I think I was getting in a little over my head having to trim that many flowers.
I ended up going with silk flowers – submergibles on the tables (3 glass vases, mirror, LED in bottom with glass rocks, sumberged silk hyacinth, floating candle on top). The total cost will be about $800. I honestly really like the look of the silks (can’t tell on the centerpieces and I like the look on the bouquets) and am so relieved about the week-of stress.
I have 20 centerpieces, head table decor, 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 1 Bride bouquet, 4 corsages, and 6 boutonnieres.
I’d estimate that if I was having all this done professionally, it would be at least $2,300, easy. Plus, I have everything left over at the end to sell if I want to (not sure what I’ll do with 60 vases, so I hope someone wants to buy them!)
Post # 4
@DDG84: I see you’re from long island – you should look into hidden Essence. They gave me the best price by far.
Post # 5
I spent $450. That included: bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaids bouquets.
My Maid/Matron of Honor and I made the boutinerres. I bought floral bracelets for the mothers. The flowergirl used fabric petals. I made my own centerpieces with vases and water beads. We did not do any flowers at the church.
Post # 6
I ordered them offline. I think I spent around $120.00 and the best part is the FG’s and the BM’s kept all the bouquets and I have mine sitting in a vase on our diningroom table. We decided NOT to go with bout’s after i had ordered them, so they are sitting on a table outside on our sun porch.
Post # 7
@DDG84: You can cut the cost of centerpeices by doing low ones instead of high ones or adding in more greens or substituting different flowers with the same look or color if one is pricier. I received quotes for tall centerpeices ranging from $150-$175 in NJ.