When me and FI went to our original florist appointment to pick out flowers we were told she would give us an exact quote once she contacted her wholesaler but we were looking to be around $1000 with delivery and setup. We told her great and moved on.
The flowers were
6 rose boutonnieres
5 wrist corsages
1 bridal bouquet with roses, calla lilies, orchids, hydrangea, purple stock
2 bridesmaid bouquets with hydrangea, white roses, purple stock
MOH bouquet is same as bridesmaids but with Calla lilies added in
(none of them were going to be huge just a couple of each flower.)
8 tables with one submerged orchid (I have the vases and floating candles)
3 tall arrangements with white and purple hydrangea, white roses, and purple stock. (I also have the vases for these)
I pretty much forgot about it until today when I received a phone call from them saying they have my quote and it is $2400. I told them I didn't understand how that is more than double what they told me it would be, and they didn't give me a reason just basically said it is what it is.
Does this sound like something fishy is going on or just like she was way off with her initial off the top of her head quote? I have looked online at sams club and 50flowers and I can order all the flowers I mentioned above, plus enough leftover to make a couple big arrangements for the ceremony site, a couple flowers on the end of each row of chairs and a bunch of extra orchids I could put around the venue for around 800. It just seems like so much work so close to the wedding..