(Closed) Whats a reasonable cost to decorate a ceremony and a reception?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I think you need to give a few more details in order for us to help you…

Does the decor include the cost of the flowers or is that separate?

Is lighting included in the decor?

Will you be draping the reception room?

What is your ceremony space like?

These questions aside, I’m going to assume that flowers are not included with this and your ceremony decor is simple.  If you’re paying this friend for her services in addition to the cost of decor, my thoughts would be somewhere in the $300-$500 dollar range…

But it’s hard without more specifics!


Post # 4
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly, if you’re only looking to do centerpeices for 15 tables and then decorating the head table, I’m sure you can keep it under a few hundred dollars if you’re smart about it. Lots of people get vases at the dollar store or thrift stores. At one point, I was buying random vases at yard sales and feal markets for 50 cents each.

When I was speaking with a florist (I since decided to buy silks and make my own stuff), I was told that roses actually aren’t that expensive and thigs like hydrangeas and peonies and anything else were just about double the price of roses. I’d actually go so far as to say real roses are probably on average cheaper than fake ones.

If you’re just thinking vase + roses, you can keep it very simple and cheap for sure! But if you decide to get table runners or overlays or ribbons to tie around the vases or something, thats obviously extra cost. I think you can get by paying just a few hundred dollars for this!

Post # 6
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why so many tables for less than 100 people? Do you know how many people fit at each table? Typically if they are rounds they fit up to 8 or 10 depending on size. You may not need as many tables as you think…which would save you money on centerpieces.

Post # 7
12 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve been under the impression that centerpieces should be approx $100 to look nicce grand, so anything you can find under $100 including tax/tip/delivery will be an excellent find.

ceremony site – i wouldn’t decorate it with much thought b/c it’ll only be used for 30min-1hour, max i would spend is $2000 on decoration for that short amount of time.

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