So I had a floral consultation this morning and the lady said she has a $2500 retainer fee and then most of her clients spend between 15K and 25K!!! My floral budget was $4500. OMG i feel like I’m cheap now....smh
Hi MissSoonToBe! First off, there is nothing wrong with your floral budget, and you are not "cheap" at all. In fact, the national average cost that couples spend on flowers for their weddings is between $700 and $2,500! I am so sorry that a vendor made you feel as though you were not spending enough, but I can assure you that that is not the case! Also, everyone's wedding is different, and you should never change your plans to please anyone else!
Lol I was hoping to spend 1500, but our quote is 2500 and I'm happy with them so we're making it work. I think 4500 is an amazing amount of money for flowers and you should definitely be able to get beautiful arrangements for that. On to the next vendor!
I think she's either focusing on only celebrity weddings or inflated costs to impress/intimiate you. Move on! I agree that a $2K-$4K budget for flowers seems normal, not $15K-$25K! Shake it off; your budget seems bigger than most.
Yep! This seems like a weird, messed up guilt trip to me! If she caters to people in that budget and that's nowhere near your own - move on! Yikes! My entire WEDDING didn't cost 25k and that was nearly a 200 person bash! A $4,500 budget is even higher than an "average" budget, so don't for a second feel like you're being cheap or anything. 4500 is more than enough to be GORGEOUS with just the right touch of "extra"
First off I would like to say congratulations on your upcoming wedding and Yes flowers are very expensive but if you have a budget you need to stay to your budget .don’t let no one else tell you how much you should be paying for your flowers I spent $500 and hopefully you can find a vendor that is definitely on your budget range and just stick to it. BTW have you thought about artificial silk flowers they are gorgeous they are very inexpensive and they look marvelous, on my sweetheart table I’m getting silk flowers and real flowers put together and if you look at it they both look the same you can’t tell what is real and what’s fake