Katie
Beginner October 2014

Flower Budget

Katie, on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 AM Posted in Planning 0 31
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What is the average cost of flowers for a wedding? I'm not sure if our budgeted amount is correct. We'll need flowers for 8 attendants, my bouquet, 2 flower girls, one ring bearer and 2 officiants (my dad and brother - bring on the tissues). I was hoping to have at least one big arrangement. Any thoughts?

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  • rusticbride
    Master May 2014
    rusticbride ·
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    We had 8 attendants, 2 flower girls, 2 ring bearers, and a bunch of centerpieces, and aisle decorations.

    It was about $2500.00.

    Are you doing centerpieces? It's hard to say what you'd spend if you've forgotten to include those.

    If you aren't doing centerpieces, you could probably get by with paying maybe $1000.

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  • Katie
    Beginner October 2014
    Katie ·
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    No, I have a friend doing centerpieces and the decorations. Thanks for your input!

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  • Pancakes
    Master October 2015
    Pancakes ·
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    $1,000?!?! *faint*
    A coworker of my dad used to work at a flower shop. She is buying them from the grocery store and I am paying their cost (plus we get the employee discount), plus a tiny fee for her time. She just did my sister's wedding of a bouquet, toss bouquet, flower girl, and large family of corsages and boutineers for $105. That was including a $25 delivery charge. She could have picked them up the night before and it would be $80. She wouldn't take more. So I budgeted $300 but will probably spend around $150. Seriously, they looked exactly like they were from a flower shop. They had ribbon on the stems and everything.

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  • Mrs.Ekstrom
    Expert September 2014
    Mrs.Ekstrom ·
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    Ours is around $1000.00

    my bouquet 5 bridesmaids 10 bouts for the guys 4 wrist corsages for the moms and grandmas and 25 centerpieces

    We found a great florist in Duluth MN, and it all depends on where you are located and what flowers you want (in season or out of season)

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  • Anisea
    Master July 2014
    Anisea ·
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    We are DIY ordering from Potomac Wholesale florist www.flowerwholesale.com, but ive spent the last 18 months buying vases from thrift stores

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  • rusticbride
    Master May 2014
    rusticbride ·
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    @Kathleen, that's what it'd most likely be in the area that I planned our wedding. It's pretty regional and what's actually in season.

    Your wedding isn't till October 2015, so you have a good while to get your hopes up when it comes to pricing out different vendors for a wedding, lol Smiley smile

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  • NewMrsWesely
    Master September 2016
    NewMrsWesely ·
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    Lol mine will be around 50. Just my bouquet, small bouquet for for 5 bms and then maybe flowers for the flower girl. I am just getting some from Costco few days before the wedding.

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  • Silan
    Master April 2015
    Silan ·
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    It really depends on your area. I used to work at a flower shop in a different city, and where I live now stuff is about 25% cheaper because of distribution costs (bigger city, better growing region). It also depends on what sort of flowers you want, because individual flower prices vary widely ($2-$10/stem).

    In all honesty, if you're getting the traditional stuff and aren't looking for anything too extravagant, I would get something from a grocery store. Flower store flowers tend to last a lot longer, and large arrangements can be nicer, but it's really not difficult to make bouquets/bouts/corsages and you only need them for one day. That's just my opinion though, I know some people think they're "low class".

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  • A&G
    Master August 2014
    A&G ·
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    Depends if you are going fresh or silk/fake.

    You could probably get all that in fake flowers for a couple hundred. I paid a bit over $300 for all of mine, and I have similar numbers to yours.

    It really depends on what type of flowers, are you DIY or having someone make them, and fresh vs silk.

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  • A&G
    Master August 2014
    A&G ·
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    Double post

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  • Kaegurl
    Master June 2014
    Kaegurl ·
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    I have a florist and went with real flowers. We're paying $600 --- remember flower type will also drive a budget either up or down. I did splurge to get succulents and peonies in my bouquet.

    3 - bouquets (bride, MOH, FG)

    5 - bouts

    2 - corsages

    7 - centerpieces

    4 - birdcages filled with flowers

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  • E
    Master July 2015
    Emma ·
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    Ours will be around 1600. I don't have everything that includes on hand though.

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  • Danielle
    VIP October 2015
    Danielle ·
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    We will probably end up having to spend $5,300.

    7 bouquets

    4 corsages

    10 boutonnieres

    17 centerpieces with voices and petals (these will be used in the aisle during the ceremony)

    votives and petals for the escort table

    3 flower girls

    2 ring bearers

    sweetheart table done up with flowers

    alter with flowers attached

    free toss away bouquet

    free flowers for bridal suite

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  • Katie
    Super June 2014
    Katie ·
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    Mine was just about $600

    My bouquet

    6 bridesmaids bouquets

    1 flower girl bouquet

    5 wrist corsages

    8 boutonnieres

    1 wreath for the alter

    6 huge bunches of baby's breath that we used for the centerpieces.

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  • S
    Master July 2014
    Soon2beMrsLittle ·
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    Silk flowers for me and for 17 pcs it ran me about $250 ( that includes shipping)

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  • Celia Milton
    January 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    In my area;

    BM bouquets; 75-125.

    Bride bouquets; 150-300+

    bouts 15-25. each

    corsages 15-40.

    centerpieces (full floral) 100-400. per table.

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  • Munkos
    VIP September 2014
    Munkos ·
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    I just died a little. I knew we'd save money not doing flowers but wow! I'm lucky we have a place full of it's own flowers Smiley smile

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  • Annie & Javi
    Master October 2015
    Annie & Javi ·
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    Our flowers will be DIY from Sam's Club, budgeted $700, we'll probably spend around $500.

    We'll need two corsages, seven boutonnieres, two bridesmaid bouquets and eight or nine small centerpieces.

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  • Melissa
    Devoted May 2015
    Melissa ·
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    If you'd like to save some money, choose flowers that are in season and local to the region. The more out of season and out of area flowers add to the cost. Also, you can try to save money by having a silk toss bouquet. I was considering that but my venue includes a $400 allowance for flowers and my florist uncle will be making up the difference. I'm getting married in May and chose blue hydrangeas and white lilies as my two base flowers. I'm going to pick out additional accent blooms later though. Another thing to cut costs is to only put flowers on every other table and make non-flower centerpieces for the other tables. It also gives the reception a more balanced and interesting look. The head table doesn't need a centerpiece, you can just use your bouquet set in a vase for the centerpiece. Hope this helps cut some costs for you.

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  • Mrs.T
    VIP February 2015
    Mrs.T ·
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    I was just quoted $100 EACH for a small bridesmaid 'saucer size' bouquet. All I want is 1 large dahlia and a bit of greenery. Outrageous! Think I might do it myself.

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