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How much should I expect to pay for flowers?

Hi everyone!
I have gotten venue, music, and photography out of the way, now I am starting to think about flowers. I was wondering if anyone could help me decide how much I should expect to spend? I have me and 4 bridesmaids, and then I also need centerpieces for 16 tables. Obviously it's different for everyone, I was just hoping to get a ball-park. It could be $100 or it could be $1,000! I have no idea.

Also, any recommendations on florists? I am in the Portland area, but could travel.

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Re: How much should I expect to pay for flowers?

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    edited December 2011
    ohh I need that info too! Totally clueless.. Me & 5 Bridesmaids.. Probably not doing floral center pieces though.. also in the Portland area ;)
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    edited December 2011
    I live in the Waterville area and we spent around $1300.  We have my bouquet + 3 BM bouquets, toss bouquet, 9 bouts, 2 arrangements for altar at church and centerpiece for unity candle and then they will be used at reception, 2 pew bows and 6 corsages for moms, grandmas and readers and vocalist and everything will be made with roses.  HTH!!!
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    edited December 2011
    I am getting my flowers in the Rumford area, and my quote was around $500.  That was for bridal bouquet, 6 BM bouquets, 6 bouts, 4 corsages, and a centerpiece for the head table.  I'm using sunflowers, so the BM bouquets are pretty small, just 3 sunflowers, and some berries. 
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    edited December 2011
    I paid about $420 for my bouquet, five bridesmaid bouquets, two wrist corsages for the moms and five bouts for the guys. My florist was in Raymond; I think you'll pay more in larger areas. It really depends on what flowers you're using and how many.

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    The only thing about going far from where the wedding is is that you'll end up paying delivery fees that could end up making a cost-savings by going to another florist not worth it. Just something to keep in mind.


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    edited December 2011
    I got a couple of quotes - one from Dodge the Florist for almost $1000 to do my bouquet, 3 BMs, 5 bouts, 4 coursages, 2 alter arrangements, and tossing bouquet.  That seemed steep, so I asked around and was referred to Lyndsey Loring Design in Dover, NH.  I'm getting everything that Dodge was going to give me (only 1 alter arragement, though) PLUS centerpieces for 8 tables, flowers for pews (10 of them), and flowers for my cake, all delivered to Portland for $900+!  I was amazed!  It really helps to look around.
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    aallen54321aallen54321 member
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    edited December 2011
    Im having 6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen and a flower girl. for all their flowers, my bouquet, and 10 centerpieces i'm paying 940, and that includes the delivery. i went through harmon and barton in Portland.
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    kcole5244kcole5244 member
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    edited December 2011
    thanks everyone!
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    meganyanimeganyani member
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    edited December 2011
    We havent chosen reception table flowers yet BUT my bouquet is $90. We each have 3 attendents, plus some bouts and corsages for parents, and FI's daughter's mini bouquet. All of that plus delivery is $400. I imagine reception flowers will add 100-200 more but that's it. I am near Bangor.
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    budvar1012budvar1012 member
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    edited December 2011
    I just used Sam's Club--I paid about $300 for 250 roses, 150 carnations, some hydrangeas. We made our own cnterpieces and bouquets. Here's one photo below:



    and one of my bouquet:


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