(Closed) Your flower budget

posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

The quote I got for centerpieces (12), bouquets (6, including mine) and bouts/corsages (14 total) was $1,500, which included tax and delivery. It was another $750-900 to do ceremony decorations (a large floral arrangement for the top of the arch/gazebo, and some pew decorations).

I decided to do them myself, and it’s looking like it will be a little over 50% of the cost.

Post # 4
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I just got my quote 2 weeks ago. I have 7 BMs, 4 GMs, 2 moms, 2 dads, 7 grandparents, 20 centerpieces, ceremony decor, and decor for my cocktail hour….the whole thing came to $5,000. 

Post # 5
98 posts
Worker bee

I have a small floral budget, so I knew I was going to have to DIY my flowers. I managed to find a florist who would buy the flowers for us wholesale and teach me and my bridesmaids to construct the centerpieces and their own bouquets. I’m getting centerpieces for 23 tables, my bouquet, 5 Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, two corsages, 6 boutonnieres, and cake decor for $500.

Post # 6
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

Ours was $750 for just 6 bouquets — hence why I’m not doing floral centerpieces!

Post # 7
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we paid about 1800 – 85 for centerpieces. expect your bouquet to be 125-175 (that’s the range of quotes i got). the rest of the money was largely spent on ceremony / entrance arrangement. we didn’t do bouts and corsages.

Post # 8
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

For one bouquet, three bouts, three coursages, 10 centerpieces, cake flowers, and two very large altar arrangements, we paid $1100.  We were able to negotiate no delivery fees and no tax, though, so with those charges our florist would have cost about $1500.

Post # 9
1044 posts
Bumble bee

I spent about $1000 on flowers which included 2 large alter pieces, bride’s bouquet and maid of honor’s bouquet, 5 centerpieces.  I think that I spent more than I should but the flowers were beautiful. You should consider Costco.  They do floral arrangements for a lot less than what I paid for.

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Post # 10
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

For my bouquet, four Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, two mom bouquets and four bouts, we paid $350. Mind you, though, we asked for small bouquets and are taking the “less is more” approach with flowers 🙂

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My brother’s wedding we had 25 centerpieces, 8 bouquets, 13 bouts, 4 corsages, 2 baskets with roses for flowergirls, floral garland on the balcony banister, a monogramed letter covered in florals, 4 memory bouqets for Grandparents who have passed, Garland hanging from the chandelier, and 4 ferns and large bouqet for ceremony altar, toss bouqet, ribbon w/flower on the outer chair along the asile and unity candles.  Also a hair piece with 3 flowers for the Bride.

The bill was $2100 included delivery and set-up.  Note: My aunt did the flowers, and she didn’t charge for her labor only the labor of her employees.

Post # 12
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m having my bouquet, 2 bm’s bouquets, 4 coursages for mom’s and grandma’s, and 5 bouts, plus flower girl petals for $300. I’m going to diy the rest.

Post # 13
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t forget to check out the floral department in the higher end grocery stores in your area.  You would be surprised!

Post # 14
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@StephinPA – that’s a great idea.  If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, they have a great selection of flowers and great prices!

I’m still trying to figure out what I want the florals to look like for our wedding (mostly just bouquets & bouts, and maybe 2 arrangements for our ceremony).  I’ve always thought it would be the part of our budget that we could cut back on.  I’ve been thinking non-floral certer pieces too. 

Post # 15
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My florist is actually my mother so I can’t give you a fair quote. I am told that 75% of the cost is labor. The average budget that she works with is around $2000, but she lives in a suburb outside the city.  You’re in the city, so I’m sure the prices will end up being a lot more pricey.

If you’re going the DIY route- check out Costco! Besides the wholesaler, they have some of the best prices around on bulk flowers 🙂

Post # 16
1454 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

OUr quote is currently around $1300 for centerpeices, all bouquets, bouts, etc. The centerpeices are about $34 each and that’s going off of 20 tables. THey’re not even floral-heavy centerpeices- large cylandars filled with water and orchids.

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