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Super June 2016

Average cost of your centerpieces in the Northeast?

Sci Fi Bride, on February 24, 2016 at 11:18 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 29
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And before you say "google it", I did, and came up with $30-$100, which is a huge price spread.

And please, let me know if you did it yourself or had them done. I'm trying to decide it if it will more cost effective to be completely DIY, partly DIY, or just let me florist do them. Thanks.

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  • WWKatie
    Master January 2016
    WWKatie ·
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    Have you received a quote from your florist? Mine was able to provide an idea of what centerpieces would cost, which I then left out of my final order since they weren't in my budget.

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  • Lauren
    Super June 2016
    Lauren ·
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    I think it really depends on what style you're going for. You are talking about having flowers as your centerpieces, correct? Do you want real flowers or fake flowers? Are the flowers you want in season when you're getting married? How many centerpieces do you need? A lot will depend on exactly what you want. The first thing I would do is call florists to get quotes. Then try to find out if you could do it for that price or less on your own. Honestly, though, I'd rather have someone else take care of flowers. One less thing for you to worry about.

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  • Frugal Gator
    Master May 2016
    Frugal Gator ·
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    I don't understand how this will help you. Even in the northeast, there are such radically different cost of living areas very close together, plus this completely depends on the type and size of your centerpiece. You need to figure out what you want for your centerpieces, price out each piece, and then contact a florist to get their quote.

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  • LiveLaughKraft
    Super July 2016
    LiveLaughKraft ·
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    Ok so I live in the northeast I got these centerpieces at walmart for 3 dollars each, I'm getting real gerber daisies and I got little crystals in pink and black for the bottom and I'm adding water so the flowers float.


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  • JustPlainCat
    VIP September 2016
    JustPlainCat ·
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    There's a lot of variables when you say "centerpieces." Do you mean traditional, low, floral centerpieces? Even then there would be a huge spread depending on container, types of flowers, amount of greenery, etc.

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  • Katy
    Master September 2015
    Katy ·
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    "Centerpieces" is also a huge spread. So what do you want as a centerpiece?? This isn't Google, yo. A) decide what you want for centerpieces B) find those things C) then you will know how much they cost.

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  • tgoldie
    Dedicated June 2017
    tgoldie ·
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    Call up different florists in your area, describe what you want, and ask for quotes.

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  • Celia Milton
    April 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    It's so hard to estimate, but I don't think you'll get much for 30 bucks in my area. I'd say 100ish for short, 200+ for overheads. While the little flower in the little vase is cute for cocktail tables, it would get lost on a table for ten. Usually the DIY's look too small and controlled for a table that big..

    I rarely see DIY centerpieces in the venues I work.....they just don't usually rise to the grandeur of the setting, if that makes any sense.

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  • Elyse
    Master September 2015
    Elyse ·
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    I had a florist do them and I think they came out to $15 each which was a steal. The top pic was my inspiration and the bottom pic has the actual centerpiece. I chose to go without the ribbon since I got the table runners. Wedding was in Philadelphia.



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  • S
    Super June 2016
    Sci Fi Bride ·
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    I probably should have been more specific in my request. FutureMrs.Kraft understood what I wanted. What did you do, and what is it costing you?

    Right now I'm trying to do a lantern and fern wreath sort of thing, with a votive, which cost me $26 with coupons from Michaels. As it evolves, it will probably end up costing more because I need to add a moss pedestal, tea light, and more votives of varying sizes. I'm thinking final total will be around $40? I can't do any kind of floral centerpieces because FH is allergic.

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  • MB2MA
    VIP January 2017
    MB2MA ·
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    I'm in NY and 100 is the low end I'd say 100-300 for a high centerpiece but it depends on size and flower choice

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  • Brooke
    VIP October 2016
    Brooke ·
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    It depends on what flowers you want, what greens, what vessels, etc. ours will range from 35-55 depending on the table since we aren't doing matchy matchy.

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  • Katy
    Master September 2015
    Katy ·
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    Giant mushrooms, moss, gold votive candles. About $40 per table.

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  • 2016beachwedding
    VIP October 2016
    2016beachwedding ·
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    Will cost me $8 a piece to make thanks to walmart


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  • Britti
    VIP May 2016
    Britti ·
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    Katy- your center pieces look amazing! I need to go stalk your BAM to see more of your wedding.

    I think mine will cost about $35 a table.

    This is my inspiration picture. I'm also going to have a few votives around it


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  • OG Ruth
    Master October 2015
    OG Ruth ·
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    I'm in MA. We DIYed our centerpieces (non-floral). It came out to around $15 each. It really depends on what you want. Type of flower, embellishments and size play a factor in the cost.

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  • S&P
    Master January 2017
    S&P ·
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    Omg @Elyse what florist? $15?!

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  • Katy
    Master September 2015
    Katy ·
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    Thanks Brittany! I really love those lanterns!

    Here is my BAM:

    https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/once-upon-time-bam-more-pics-pg/1e650168db4202f6.html

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  • Salisbride
    Super July 2016
    Salisbride ·
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    Can't help much because of your FH's flower allergy, but my florist in New Hampshire does $20 small and $35 medium centerpieces. That is just a mix of seasonal flowers. You could still get quotes from florists/event designers, even though your FH is allergic. Just tell them your requirements, they might be able to give you a quote. Sometimes it is cheaper to go with someone in the business who can repurpose or rent things like lanterns, instead of you buying them.

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  • Private User
    VIP August 2014
    Private User ·
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    Mine were 200, but they were high and included rental goods. I asked my sister, and hers were either 85 each (low) or 135 each (high); they did half of each.

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