(Closed) What’s the going rate?

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would say those are lower bids. They seem pretty good actually. 

Post # 4
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s almost exactly what I was quoted here by two mid-range florists.

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i think those prices are actually pretty darn good -flowers are expensive! i DIY’ed mine but i looked around before coming to that decision

Post # 6
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i am in the land of fake silk flowers because i found the prices of flowers outrageous!  my resort quoted me $60 for Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, i bought gorgeous silk bouquets for $10!

i also bought about $3000 flower petals to put on the aisle for less than $200. luckily my bouquet is included in my wedding package  🙂

oh, i also bought silk boutonnieres for #3.99 and corsages for $5.99

Post # 7
3981 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That is excactly what most places quoted me. You are right on target!

Post # 9
1572 posts
Bumble bee

Those prices sound about right, mine was $60 for the bouquet (def on the cheaper side, but mine is just roses, black mini calla lilies, carnations, and white stephanotis, which are all pretty inexpensive), $12 each for boutineers, and $19 each for the wristlets, $35 for my cake topper flowers, and I have no bridesmaids so that one was easy!

Post # 10
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine is:

Bridal bouquet — osiana roses, pale pink roses, stock and carnations to fluff it out, and spray roses: $150

Bridesmaid or Best Man — same but smaller: $50

Fiance Bout — rose and stock: $9.50

Groomsmen — single rose: $7.50

Corsages for his mom and gram — spray roses: $22.95 <– this one surprised me.

Total with taxes (no delivery; we’ll pick-up):  $538

The original quote came in at $450 but I had anticipated closer to $700 all told, so I told her to go bigger. I am probably going to also buy lose stems for my bud vases and arrange them myself, so I’ll probably get close to $700 in the end. I toy with the idea of doing my flowers myself because I know I can get so much more for that price but I partly just don’t feel like dealing with it.

I asked about garden roses because they are my very favorite, but she acted like she’d never heard of them. That happened at another florist around here, too. I haven’t officially booked her yet, so I might try again to get her to add them. I am still debating on adding hydrangea, too, but they were more expensive.

Hmm. I am glad I responded to this post because the more I think about the combination of flowers, the more I realize I want my damn garden roses. Those roses are great but they all look the same. I love the texture and ruffley-ness of garden roses. Kind of off topic but it’s good to figure this stuff out!


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