(Closed) What’s your floral budget?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Whoa! I have about 85 too and I REALLY want to keep it under $1000…haven’t talked to anyone yet though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We wanted to keep ours under $1000, but it really is going to $1500.00, so it’s not too bad considering how high costs are here in LA.  And we looked around a lot, many flower shops gave me quotes that would have been twice as much as that. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’ll definitely keep it under $500 for all the bouquets, coursages and centerpieces.  Closer to $300 would be better if I can mastermind an alternative plan for centerpieces.  We’re doing diy flowers from fiftyflowers, though, and keeping it very simple.  Luckily, we have a location for the ceremony and reception that is gorgeous enough to stand on its own without additional floral decor.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our flowers are currently sitting around $3000 for 25 centerpieces, bridal bouquet, 4 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 5 family corsages, grooms bout, 4 groomsmen bouts, 4 family bouts, and two LARGE and very modern pieces at the front of the church. We are definitely getting our money worth considering she is one of the top florists in our city and I did not have to sacrifice any of the flowers I wanted! Its all relative to how much your overall budget is.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I paid £116 GBP for 1 bridal bouquet, 1 pin on corsage and 2 buttonholes (1 groom, 1 attendant). They’re natural touch silk flowers and that amount also includes shipping from California to me in the UK.

It comes out to something like $185 USD I think.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

We DIYed flowers and spent around $70 for the whole wedding.  I love flowers, but we needed to cut budget in a couple of places to make room for other places.  We put together the bouquets/bouts ourselves with flowers we ordered at cost from a local grocery store.  They looked great and cost next to nothing.  We decided against using flowers in our decor and centerpieces, so that kept the cost way down.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

I’m hoping to keep it under $1000, but it may be closer to $1500.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have 110 guests and a 10 person bridal party and have told my florist that I wanted to keep it around 700, but I have added a few things and it is now just under 1000.  It’s weird to think that the flowers will only be used for one day, but I think they are important in decorating the room and adding romance to the day.  My florist is great about suggesting cheaper alternatives in the same color range, so maybe you can ask (don’t be shy about wanting to save money) and see what they say.  I guess it depends on your bridal party and such.  Keep in mind that you can always make DIY things.  Candles help a lot too.  What kind of flowers are you having, because that can definitely make it more.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine is about $2500, and we will have around 150 people.  You should be able to keep it around $1000 for 85!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well since I’m using artificials…it’ll be pretty low on the cost I think.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We ended up spending around $900 and we have over 200 guests and 12 in the bridal party.  My quotes from florists were higher (up to 2700) and the thing that kept our cost lower was using alternative bouquets (felt and button flower bouquets/bouts).  4500 sounds extreme, I would think you can go elsewhere for much less! =)

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m having 120 guests – I am spending $4K – I think this is reasonable considering I received a proposal for $10K!!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Mine is about $3500 and that includes 4 bouquets, 2 corsages, 10 boutonnieres, 20 or so centerpieces, Chuppah, ceremony decor (shepherd’s hooks with small hanging arrangements) and a few other odds and ends… The only reason ours is so high is that Mr Trail Mix’s parents gave us this money specifically for flowers, so I feel wierd using it for anything else…I’m excited tho, to have some really gorgeous flower arrangements! But it’s way way way more than I ever anticipated spending…

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