(Closed) What’s Your Flower Budget?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are spending 4,000 but have a large bridal party.

1 Brides Bouquet

7 Bridesmaids

4 Flower Girls

4 Corsages

15 Boutineers

Pew Bows

2 Church Arrangements

20 Centerpieces

 

Post # 4
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our budget is $3,000, which includes 1 bride’s bouquet, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, 2 mom’s wrist corsages, 20 low centerpieces, 20 tall centerpieces, 2 alter arrangements and 40 moss ball pomanders.  We went to a small florist in the town where I grew up, and she cut us a great deal since she is hoping for more business from our wedding.

Post # 5
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Also, we are only using sunflowers, which are cheap in California in the summer/fall.

Post # 6
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1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our budget is $700. This is what we can afford to spend, so we won’t be going over that. So far, we haven’t figured out how to make that work. I’m getting married in rural northwest, so I think florists are a lot less expensive in my area than some of the other posters.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

$570 on flowers. A couple of things to keep in mind with our flower budget. Our florist is someone who does floral work on the side. Basically one wedding a weekend. She was referred to us by our DOC and Fiance knows the family since he went to HS with this woman’s daughter. I know she will deliver beautiful personalized service and I am glad we did not go with a floral shop that we charge a lot more.

Also, we are not doing floral centerpieces. Our centerpieces will be fruit in vases. Also, in my opinion, you don’t have to cover every surface of the reception venue in flowers unless you want to and are made of money. We are moving the ceremony altar flowers to the reception which will save money. I am also making some simple DIY projects to decorate the mantals in our venue

Anyways we are paying $570 for:

-1 bride bouquet

-4 bridesmaids bouquets

-1 groom bout

-4 groomsmen bouts

-2 father bouts

-4 flowers on pin for mothers, 1 grandmother and my sister

-2 tall altar floral pieces

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a virtually non existant budget for flowers.  I think we are going to end up spending around 1100.   We are using hydrangea for the bulk of the flowers.  For about 5 dollars each, they provide a TON of volume.

Post # 9
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we spent $900 total. we ended up getting 6 little buckets of flowers for aisles, 17 centerpieces (which were spread around to other tables too because we ended up with 13 guest tables and had extras- guest book signing table, cake table, etc.) my bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets, 5 bouts (groom, 2 groomsmen, 2 dads) 4 coursages (moms and grandmas). i got my centerpieces and aisle flowers at wholesale for $600 and did diy and the other stuff from a flower shop for $300.

i definitly suggest diy for centerpieces depending on the feeling your going for your wedding. we had a very vintage, romantic feel, and i just wanted something simple. i bought tons of pitchers and containers from thrift stores (nothing more than $3) and my sil cut all of the flowers for me the night before the wedding as we hung out and helped her stuff the vases, it went so quickly! so if you’re doing just one type of flower and no arranging, all you have to do is cut the flowers and plop them in there, easy! i don’t have pro pics yet, but here’s a friend’s pic of our table as it was being set up.

 

 

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@farmersdaughter – ::highfive!:: We are date twins AND we are flower-budget twins. I refuse to spend more than $700. I’m not that ‘into’ flowers, and I am NOT breaking the bank on something that I don’t get to take home with me.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re spending $450

Florist:

my bouquet – 170

Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet – 70

3 boutinerres – 30

online bulk floral: (~60 stems for centerpiecs, to put on cake, to put in my hair, bud in each napkin) – 180

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t consider fake flowers, just b/c I don’t like them.  But I know i’ve seen a lot on the board/blog about girls making them for different aspects of the wedding. Another way to save, is to still have floral centerpieces, but to do something that doesn’t require much flowers.  I LOVE orchids, unfournately they are very exp.  So i’m having a florist make my bouquet since i’m not very crafy, which is a lot of my flower budget.  Then i’m ordering stems somewhat cheaply online and doing 3 cylinder vases of differing heights with submerged orchids, that way i only need 2-3 stems a table.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

You should definitely look into doing DIY flowers for your centerpieces, at least.  I saved myself a ton of money in using fiftyflowers.com for my reception flowers, and they looked great!  When is your wedding? 

I think “they” say that you should expect to allocate 10% of your total budget towards flowers– it’s a common percentage on a lot of the wedding budget lists.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am diy’g it and mixing them with the feathers for my centerpieces (i wanted some lower flowers as well).  We will be spending about 300 or so on the lower centerpieces

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