Post # 1
I just started looking at flowers today but I have nothing to compare to! I’m wondering what would be the average price I should expect to pay for boutineer? bridesmaid bouquet? brides bouquet?
This was one quote I got and I’m wondering if it is a high or low starting point:
Bridesmaid- $75 (I have 4)
Bride’s – $125-175 depending on what i choose)
Thanks for any advice!
Post # 3
I would say those are lower bids. They seem pretty good actually.
Post # 4
That’s almost exactly what I was quoted here by two mid-range florists.
Post # 5
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
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
That is excactly what most places quoted me. You are right on target!
Post # 8
Great thanks! I have 2 more places I want to check out before my final decision 🙂
Post # 9
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
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!