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average cost for flowers

does anyone know around the average cost of the  bridesmaids and the bride's bouguet?

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    edited December 2011
    Hi :) What type of flowers are you thinking of? The price for flowers ranges drastically based on what type of flowers you are choosing.

    My bouquet is hydrangea and garden roses and the BMs bouquets are hydrangea, garden roses, and button mums. Mine is $185 and the BMs are $75 each.

    Do you have a florist yet or are you looking around? What is your budget?
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    jolla92126jolla92126 member
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    edited December 2011
    Consider Sam's Club or Costco.
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    drewmwdrewmw member
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    edited December 2011
    For a wedding I was in recently, the brides bouquet (garden roses, sweetheart roses and greenery) was $160 and the BMs were $80.

    I am most definintely doing fake ones. I cannot justify spending that much on something I am going to use for a few hours and then throw away : /
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    PhoneCardLadyPhoneCardLady member
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    edited December 2011
    I too am thinking about doing silk vs. real.  Mine will have carnations and rosebuds but every rose I've seen had that damn dew on them!  This is something I don't want!

    I may not have a bridal party so only a boutineer would be needed.  Not sure if I want to do courages/boutineers for parents....or would this be a paux faux??
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    edited December 2011
      PP is right- it varies a lot. It depends on what type of flowers you want, how large the bouquet is, how tightly packed the flowers are, etc.
      My bouquet will have lots of unique greens, succulents, lilies, kermit mums, etc. and will be 10-12" in diameter. My bouquet would probably retail for $175-200 (I don't know exactly because my mom owns the flower shop). It will have a variety of expensive and inexpensive flowers, but the style is rather labor-intensive to make.
      The bridesmaids bouquets would probably retail for about $75-100 and will have a mix of flowers similar to mine, but smaller and they will have a cuff of folded over leaves around the flowers, which is also a little more labor-intensive to make.  
      I think TK says that your entire flowers budget typically falls into 8-10% of your total budget, but that would include centerpieces, ceremony arrangements, corsages, boutonnieres, etc. And you could certainly spend a lot more or a lot less than that depending on how important flowers are to you.
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    edited December 2011

    Here is the breakdown for my flower costs. Keep in mind the flowers you choose will DRASTICALLY change the price. The good news is, theres usually a good in season alternative. This is for my wedding in October.

    Bride - hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangea, dark purple dahlia, purple stock, purple lisianthus, white mini gerbera with
    black center and israeli ruscus with satin wrap; $75

    Bridesmaid - hand-tied bouquet of dark purple dahlias, purple stock, purple lisianthus and israeli ruscus with satin wrap; 6 @ $40 each

    Flowergirl barrette - hand-made barrette of purple dendrobium orchids and dark purple filler with greens and ribbon accent; $10

    Groom's bout - white mini gerbera daisy with greens; $8

    Groomsmen bouts - purple lisianthus with greens and filler; 4 @ $8 each

    Additional bouts - purple dendrobium orchids with dark purple statice and greens; 4 @ $8 each

    Corsages - purple dendrobium orchids with greens and dark purple filler; 4 @ $14 each

    I can go into my centerpieces, but I think that's harder to gauge because they can be so different.

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    courtney1188courtney1188 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm paying 1100 for flowers. That includes:

    Bridal bouquet: Garden roses and ranunculus
    4 BM bouquets: Same flowers, just a tad smaller.
    Petals for the aisle
    17 centerpieces: Half garden rose pomadors on a pedestal, half manzanita branches with garden roses at the bottom and tiny ranunculus wires to the branches.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_average-cost-flowers?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:dd02626b-da5a-44df-852b-4b2d0d6f9a48Post:6b2def8b-4a2e-4d83-85b6-d587556a1b93">Re: average cost for flowers</a>:
    [QUOTE] I cannot justify spending that much on something I am going to use for a few hours and then throw away : /
    Posted by drewmw[/QUOTE]

    But what are you going to do with them when you're done?  I don't mean this to be critical of you, but I never understand this reasoning to go with fake flowers (from anyone, not you specifically).  What are you going to do with them when you're done?  I feel like I'd store them for a while, then end up just throwing them away.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_average-cost-flowers?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:dd02626b-da5a-44df-852b-4b2d0d6f9a48Post:809d7aa9-51c0-4e67-b82a-0ef28e6eacc6">Re: average cost for flowers</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: average cost for flowers : But what are you going to do with them when you're done?  I don't mean this to be critical of you, but I never understand this reasoning to go with fake flowers (from anyone, not you specifically).  What are you going to do with them when you're done?  I feel like I'd store them for a while, then end up just throwing them away.
    Posted by abbeylynne06[/QUOTE]

    I agree with this.  I guess they could be displayed in a vase somewhere in the home.  Or maybe someone just can't justify spending more money than they have to for something that is only used for a few hours.  Personally, I'm using real flowers and it was no question for me.
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    RFPaullRFPaull member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_michigan-detroit_average-cost-flowers?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:88Discussion:dd02626b-da5a-44df-852b-4b2d0d6f9a48Post:809d7aa9-51c0-4e67-b82a-0ef28e6eacc6">Re: average cost for flowers</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: average cost for flowers : But what are you going to do with them when you're done?  I don't mean this to be critical of you, but I never understand this reasoning to go with fake flowers (from anyone, not you specifically).  What are you going to do with them when you're done?  I feel like I'd store them for a while, then end up just throwing them away.
    Posted by abbeylynne06[/QUOTE]

    I'm doing fake flowers as well... Part of my reasoning was not wanting to spend so much money on something I would throw away (I'm also having issues spending $600 (I know that's really inexpensive) on a dress I'm only going to wear one day LOL)...  Anyway!

    My plan for after the wedding - a) I will keep my bouquet and display it in my home. b) Friends/family are welcome to take centerpieces if they want. c) sell any flowers no one wants d) do other crafty things with them (I am part of a dance studio that throws Luaus and parties regularly as well as has a theater group - so there's always use for flowers and props)

    I feel like, for me personally, I will get more "bang for my buck" with silk.  I love real flowers, but not enough for them to be a top priority (we're spending 80% of our budget on throwing the best party we can for our guests - top notch food and booze!)  <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" />
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    kdaniels29kdaniels29 member
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    edited December 2011
    Does anyone have any idea what something like this would go for?:

    http://weddings.theknot.com/Real-Weddings/32246/detailview.aspx?type=3&id=32246
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