Think about what you do with the flowers! That is a lot of money to throw away. We are buying our flowers from the bulk floral at Costco. We are getting 36 dark hydrangeas, 20 light, 100 roses and 40 callas plus a large box of baby's breath and fillers for $385. I collected clear bubble and square containers from Salvation army for the centerpieces for a buck a piece. Purchased satin ribbon and pins. We will have a bridal bouquet, 2 attendant bouquets, 2 flower girl bouquets, 6 large table arrangements, 2 large tall for the altar to be moved to the reception, a bud vase and 3 smaller arrangements for the entrance. This will be in Chicago so I know to have ordered them would have been well over $2000. We are having a ladies gathering the day before the wedding to make them up and they will be opened beautifully for the wedding. To spend money any other way is insane.