(Closed) What was your flower budget??

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My flower budget was $500 but I only had 100 guests.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My flower budget will be 300-500. That will be for the same amount of guests as you. I’m doing mine myself since I worked as a florist and it will be cheaper, but it looks like you have a big enough budget to do quite a bit.  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re spending about 7-9% of our “budget” on flowers.  The reason i put budget in quotes is because we don’t really have one.  Rather that’s an estimate of how much I think everything will end up costing once we’re all done.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Our weddings are similar in size and budget.  We ended up spending about $2500 on the flowers.  That included:  bouquets, boutineers, corsages, 2 alter arrangements, 20 centerpieces and about 19 other miscellanous floral arrangements for tables at the reception.  Oh and the flowers for the cake.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a similar size. My overall budget was 30,000. I spent a bit more than $3,000 on flowers. That included some draping, bouquets, corsages, boutineers, centerpieces for 20 tables, cake flowers, guest book table arrangements, etc…

I think it really depends on what type of flowers you use, what type of florist you use, etc. I would say about 10% is good, I wouldn’t do more than that!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ours was $350 but we didn’t used flowers in our centerpieces.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we aren’t doing flower centerpieces and our budget for bouquets, boutenierres, etc is $1,000….  But we are getting married on an island and flowers are expensive to get out there…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My total budget for the wedding is $15k and we ended up paying $1,550 for all the flowers. Have you tried using the knots’ budgeter? You put in how many guests and your total budget then hit calculate and it tells you how much you have to spend for each category. It’s awesome!!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Well, it WAS $1,000 (overall budget was $14,000), but with what I wanted it came to $1,600 (overall approaching $17K).  Approx 150 guests.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh, and it included 7 bouquets, 4 corsages, 12 boutineres, 2 altar arrangeents, and 2 candlabra clips.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Like everyone else said, about 10% of your budget so go to flowers.

Total budget was $300 but I ended up at $550. Mom is paying the extra $250.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011
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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i’m making ALL My flowers by hand, with paper… my budget is like 150 bucks if that!  and that includes poms, centerpieces, chair decorations, bouquet, etc.  I am using recycled magazines, dollar store napkins and floral wire.  Also on hand scrapbook paper scraps, etc…  I gotta do what I gotta do, so glad I have time to do it… 2 years.  otherwise I would never be able to pull it off.  the guys aren’t wearing flowers. My daughter will probably need a bouquet too.

 

 

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