(Closed) Why do tall centerpieces cost so much more?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
46408 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The vase does cost significantly more. They may use the same flowers but usually more of them as the arrangement has to be larger to be proportionate to the height of the vase.

Post # 4
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@jackndiane:  I had a combination of both short and elevated centerpieces.  The elevated ones were 40 percent more than the lower ones. I am thinking that is because of two reasons: 1) the elevated arrangements would have to be larger and fuller so that they would look good on the high pedestals (vs. what could easily fit in the center of the table itself for the low ones) and also because of the rental of the high vases. I hope this helps!

Post # 5
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think, also, because taller centerpieces are more lavish, they get a higher mark-up. Ugh.

Post # 6
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine were a $10 difference

Post # 8
15 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012


Also, from a wedding florist perspective, flowers with perfect long stems aren’t as inexpensive as short stemmed flowers, even of the same kind. A dozen roses may cost you $40; a dozen LONG stemmed roses will usually cost over $100..

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