$8,000 for flowers???? Wow. I am doing a lot of it myself but I'm not spending more than $500, possibly as low as $300, and I'm going to a good florist in New Orleans. I want all tiny bouquets, as I don't like the big ones that look like weapons, but I'm using garden roses which are more expensive. My bouquet will be $70 and each of 3 bridesmaids' will be $40. 3 boutonnieres at $8 each. Then bulk gladiolas, stock, snapdragons, and maybe iris for me to make 3 church arrangements, plus bulk hydrangeas and small vases to make about 8 reception table arrangements. Plus about a dozen or 2 lisianthus for around the cake.
Wow! I thought my florist was expensive! We are spending a little under $2,000 and we got:
6 bridesmaid boquets, my boquet, 9 boutonnieres, 4 corsages for moms and grandmothers, two flower baskets with rose petals, two kissing balls (flowers in huge ball formation that hang from ceiling), drapery rental for gazebo, two floral arrangments to hang in gazebo, rose petals in three colors for aisle, floral arangments for end chair of each row (for ceremony), center pieces for 10 tables.
Wow, now that I see how much I'm getting I think I'll hug my florist too! Oh and I am renting lanterns for down the aisle from my florist also. :-)
8K for flowers. I think that is wayyy too much. I am budgeting no more that 1,500 and I live in NYC. But the bottom line is its up to you.
awright65 said:I'm loving the DIY idea. Do you have pics of your flowers? Would love to see how they came out.
I'm loving the DIY idea. Do you have pics of your flowers? Would love to see how they came out.