(Closed) What was Your Flower Budget? :o)

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
Post # 47
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our floral budget has grown close to 8K, but we are getting alot for it.  We’re renting our lounge furniture and lounge decor through the florist, 8 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 1 bridal bouquet, 14 center pieces, 11 bouts, 1 MOB and 1 MOG bouquets, and a ton of candles.

Our flowers are hydrangea (dark blue), peonies, roses, and calla lilies.  

Post # 48
3 posts

We are figuring we are going to spend between $3000 – $4000 on the following: my boquet, 8 Bridesmaid or Best Man boquets, 11 bouts. for groom, groomsmen and our fathers, 2 wrist corsages for our mothers, flower girl petals and about 20 centerpieces (we are having 250+ guests at our wedding).  I am not really a flower person and don’t really have a preference on what the flowers we use, but I want it to look beautiful.

Post # 49
1391 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Jsquared: im a jersey bride too! where are you getting married?

Really dont want to go over 1000, but that doesnt seem possible right now! 🙁

Post # 50
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

$900ish for my bouquet, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, centerpieces (# TBD), boutineers, and a couple other random flowers. no ceremony flowers.

Post # 51
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I planned on spending $2,000 for the entire wedding and am walking out the door with a bill around $1,200. This includes my bouquet, bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and grandparents, flower girls, 12 centerpieces, and other random ceremony flowers. Unfortunately what I wanted the most was going to be $450 which was lining the aisles with flower petals…never realized how expensive that was! I was going to go without until the coordinator said I could use silk flowers for the aisles.

Post # 52
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wanted to keep floral under $300, but I couldn’t find fresh flowers that I liked for that price. I ended up spending $60 on artificial flowers (1 bridal bouquet, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, and 1 toss bouquet). Pics HERE.

Post # 53
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

All of my flowers will be silk, I am hoping to spend less than $100 all flowers. I bags and bags of silk petals for the isle and the tables. DOLLAR TREE is an AMAZING place for a wedding 🙂

Post # 54
43 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

my florist estimated 3k for my wedding – however we are getting a TON for it – all the bridesmaid bouquetst, my bouquet, all bout’s, all centerpieces, rose petals for asile, simple chuppa with flowers, some random bouquets for random tables and curtains. we are only having 8 people at a table so more centerpieces were needed too.

Post # 55
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

$1200 includes about 15 centerpieces, my bouquet + bm’s, grooms boutonaire ( we are not doing it for the groomsmen, they are going to have matching poket sqaures), chupa, and all the candles.

Post # 56
37 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Only spending $25.00 for my diy flowers- going the coffee filter roses route in my vintage milk glass I’ve been collecting for the last few months. We have 13 tables and 2 head tables. Still debating on the bouts and bridesmaids- but most likely something non-floral (I have already purchased parasols and made felt rose flowers for bouts). 

Post # 57
833 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

i am spending 1,000. this includes:

my bouquet

7 bridesmaids bouquets

10  bouts

6 corsages

a bunch of baby’s breath to make my OWN centerpieces (about 200 bucks)

Post # 58
6414 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just looked at flowers today I’m going to allow myself to spend about $200 which will include my bouquet 3 bridesmaids and 4 bouts plus I wanna grab a few Gerber Daiseys to pull apart and have my flower girl drop the petals…  

Post # 59
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our floral budget started at $600, and when I started going to florists and getting quotes, it was a lot more than that. So we raised it to $1,200 and one florist did laugh in my face and said “Well you are going to get lots of small bouqets and centerpieces then.” Now the budget is $1,500 and our florals came to $1433. That includes

-bridal bouquet

-5 bridesmaid bouquets

-1 jr. bridesmaid bouquet

-14 centerpieces(this may change)

-2 small bouquets for the mom’s

-7 bouts

I’m getting fantastic flowers for such a low cost. I will say though that the original quote the florist gave me was closer to $1600 but I told them that it wasn’t possible to keep that and I’d really love to them book them since I loved their ideas, so they dropped it down 🙂

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