Worried about Valentine's Day making my flowers expensive

posted 5 years ago in February 2014
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ash716:  Definitely talk to your florist.  Get a price quote (the sooner the better) and get them to lock it in with a contract.  Valentine’s Day shouldn’t affect your wedding flower prices as long as you order well in advance.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@ash716:  Talk to your florist.  The most popular flowers tend to be red roses and a good florist can steer you towards flowers that are more affordable that time of year.  But yes, flower prices tend to go up in early February due to Valentine’s Day (anything red or pink will probably be more expensive than it is other times of the year.)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

All of the florists I scoped out said flowers went up in prices around February. Huge floral arrangements weren’t in our plan anyway, so I think that helped us save some money.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ash716:  That’s actually one of the reasons we didn’t pick that weekend to get married. We’re Feb 22nd, and it’s just easier that way. We don’t have to compete with florists attention, and we aren’t taking up a romantic holiday with our wedding. To be honest, I could care less about V-Day, and I really didn’t like the idea of having our wedding anniversary forever marked as a Hallmark Holiday. That means expensive flowers EVERY year. Booked up restaurants EVERY year. Romantic getways more expensive EVERY year. Just my .02. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We met on Feb 15, so we’re stuck with dealing with v day. I’m thinking of using live herb centerpieces and ordering them early to save some money. Also I’m not a huge fan of red roses so hopefully that will help me cut costs. Personally I like carnations so I may go with them.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I agree with PP that say talk to your florist. Mine is actually ordering all of her flowers in January and having them delivered in February. I thought that was an awesome idea!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ask what would be in season and for the best price.  We got our flowers at our local grocery store for super cheap and had so many compliments on how beautiful they were!  We had enough for 20 tables and 9 bouquets and spent less than $600!  We then donated the flowers to the local nursing home to put on their tables during dining services for the next week.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Another option I’m looking into is nurseries. We have several and I’ve asked about potted arrangements. Preliminary estimates look like it will save me quite a bit in expenses.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ash716:  My wedding is on Feb 14, 14…Valentine’s day. We are going to a local wholesale place since prices for everything are going up.

Just a suggestion.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My wedding is ON V-Day, and my florist booked us, only cause we’ve known them forever. Thank goodness for Small Town, USA! LOL! Anyway, she said that flowers are going to be around double what they normally are. Luckily my venue is GORGEOUS and we won’t be needing a lot of flowers. ANNNND we’ll probably be using a lot of silk flowers for the centerpieces and such. Not too terribly worried… Yet! HA!

Here’s a pic of my venue – These people used a lot of flowers, but I’ll be a lot more conservative with them…

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Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Im getting married valentines day and Im freaking out a little about the price. I opted to do two different centerpieces and one is a candleabra to bring down the price.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m getting married on Feb 18 and a florist is telling me that flowers are going to be more expensive. Is this really the case even though the wedding is AFTER Valentine’s Day and I said I didn’t need any red roses? 

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