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Flower cost

Can anyone tell me how much I should expect to spend on wedding flowers if I need:

6 bouquets (1 bride, 5 bridesmaids)
9 boutineers (1 groom, 5 groomsmen, 2 dads and ring bearer)
3 corsages (2 moms, 1 grandma)
maximum of 20 table centerpieces (probably going to be more like 15-17)
maybe thinking about just a couple mason jars on the pews in the church
a flower or 2 for my hair

my favorite kinds of flowers are hydrangeas, daisies and anemones.  Just wondering what my cost mind be around based on others' experiences.  I'm meeting with florists this week. thanks!

Re: Flower cost

  • GinaK119GinaK119 member
    Sixth Anniversary 10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Flowers are pricey!! I needed about the same as you (maybe a little more) and I am spending around 3,500 but I am using calla lillies which are an expensive flower but I'd still say you will probably be quoted anywhere from 1,500-2,500
  • divadancer11divadancer11 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to Flower cost:
    [QUOTE]Can anyone tell me how much I should expect to spend on wedding flowers if I need: 6 bouquets (1 bride, 5 bridesmaids) 9 boutineers (1 groom, 5 groomsmen, 2 dads and ring bearer) 3 corsages (2 moms, 1 grandma) maximum of 20 table centerpieces (probably going to be more like 15-17) maybe thinking about just a couple mason jars on the pews in the church a flower or 2 for my hair my favorite kinds of flowers are hydrangeas, daisies and anemones.  Just wondering what my cost mind be around based on others' experiences.  I'm meeting with florists this week. thanks!
    Posted by meganterese[/QUOTE]

    I went to an Expo yesterday and met the owner of Divine Designs in Chicago. The below pic was on display yesterday and he stated that it would be $25 for the set of 3. I think this is a great price, I need probably the same as you but more centerpieces.....he stated he has the best prices and their bridal packages start at $450 i think......Let us know what kind of prices you get quoted from what places!!!! I dont want to spend more than 2K but we will see :)
     
  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs member
    Ninth Anniversary 5000 Comments 500 Love Its 5 Answers
    edited December 2011
    My daughter had a "modest" bouquet consisting of white roses and black feathers.  Her cost was $80.  It inlcuded a bouquet to toss.

    The bridesmaids all had hot pink roses and black feathers attached to a fabric "sleeve" which then slid over their clutch purses.  It was a lot of work for the florist, but she only charged $40 for each "bouquet". 

    We had simple clutch (hand held) bouquets for the MOB/MOG/ and a few significant women.  Again, all roses.  These were $30.

    Pin on corsages for grandmothers were $20 each.

    Boutonniere's were also roses/black feathers at a cost of $7 each.

    For centerpieces, we had 12 low arrangements consisting primarily of hydrangeas and black feathers.  The clear vases were filled with decobeads and accolites.  The cost for these was $30 each.    We had 4 tall arrangements (pilsner vases) filled with seasonal pink flowers and large black palm leaves and black feathers.  The vases were also filled with decobeads and accolites.  Seasonal flowers considered at the time were hydrangea, roses, alstromeria, larkspur, calcenia or mini carnations.Those were $80 each. 

    Our initial bill came to a little over $1500.  We made changes here and there that eventually altered our final total, but every change was reasonable and at our request.  The arrangements made were gorgeous; our venue uses a picture of the room as a "sales motivation" for potential clients.

    Kimberose Flowers did an amazing job and I would recommend Kim to anyone.  She has a website that shows much of her work.  Our flowers are on her Facebook page; check the June weddings for examples of her work for us.
  • TEA&CoTEA&Co member
    100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    For my bouquet, four bridesmaid's bouquets, 15ish corsages (including FI, groomsmen, dads, moms, grandmas, ushers), 25ish centerpieces, and an escort card table centerpiece, we are within the 1500-2000 quoted by PP.  We are using roses, tulips, and peonies for the bouquets/corsages and hydrangeas for the centerpieces.  Florist is Town and Country Gardens in Geneva, we've been working with Jamie.
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  • amyb140amyb140 member
    Third Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Mine cost $1650 inclusive of delivery and set-up.

    That included bride's bouquet, 2 BM bouquets, 2 Jr. BM pomanders, 8 bouts, 2 corsages, and 10 centerpieces.  

    I used Fleur in Logan Square and everything was GORGEOUS!
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  • amyb140amyb140 member
    Third Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    Oh - also you don't say when you're getting married, but be aware that flowers that are in season will be much less expensive than those that are not.  
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  • edited December 2011
    now i didnt have centerpieces added onto my florist bill but everything else we paid about $650 for my bouquet. 5 BM bouquets, 1 flower girl basket. 10 pin on flowers for the guys & dads & etc & 4 wristlets for the moms and grandmas. 

    we used old oak florist in Homer Glen. 

    hope that helps ya :)
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Flower cost:
    [QUOTE]now i didnt have centerpieces added onto my florist bill but everything else we paid about $650 for my bouquet. 5 BM bouquets, 1 flower girl basket. 10 pin on flowers for the guys & dads & etc & 4 wristlets for the moms and grandmas.  we used old oak florist in Homer Glen.  hope that helps ya :)
    Posted by bstengler[/QUOTE]

    This is about what I'm looking for, thanks for the rec!
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