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Flowers - is this excessive?

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Brideof2020 Tue 06-Aug-19 17:56:36

Can anyone tell me if this seems excessive. How much did you pay for your flowers? I've had a quote for £290. This is for
1 x shower style bridal bouquet
1 x bridesmaid boquet
9 buttonholes
5 ladies corsage.
Thanks ladies !

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katienana Tue 06-Aug-19 18:02:26

A bridal bouquet alone would average £150 so o think that quote is ok, but definitely get more and ask for ideas to bring the cost down if that's what you need. Bouquets are expensive because they are wired and take a long time to make.

Mummyme87 Tue 06-Aug-19 22:08:30

Seems cheap 👍

wowfudge Tue 06-Aug-19 22:15:38

Fairly cheap I'd say. Apart from the bridesmaid's bouquet, everything should be wired and taped and that's a real skill. The bride's bouquet can be made using a foam holder depending on the flowers and foliage, but it will still need some elements wiring to ensure they stay put.

Brideof2020 Wed 07-Aug-19 20:08:59

Thanks for the replies, I posted really because I'm sure I read another poster had been quoted £320 (I think it was) for a lot more than what I have asked for. I'm sure there was 3 or 4 bridesmaid boquets and a flower girl. Admittedly not as many buttonholes or corsage as me. I know it can depend on types of flowers etc. Anyhow I've gone with the florist. It is a very good florist and the one I always use. Theres only about 4 in the area, 1 is definitely a no go, 1 a bit out of the way, so I've gone with the one I know will not disappoint, and I wont be wondering if they'll be any good. Thanks ladies!

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Momniscient Thu 08-Aug-19 20:22:56

Looks about right to me for a typical wedding quote. If you're worried about cost though, why not get cheaper flowers? Ask about what's in season, that sort of thing. Or go local and don't say the fatal word "wedding" wink

PixieLumos Thu 08-Aug-19 20:24:43

I paid quite a bit more, but also had flowers on tables. Sounds like good value.

booboo82 Thu 08-Aug-19 20:26:02

I am a florist and that is really good value ! what flowers are they supplying

GlamGiraffe Thu 08-Aug-19 20:27:05

Sounds quite cheap to me but that depends what flowers you are having in the bouquets. What are you going for?

Brideof2020 Thu 08-Aug-19 21:30:58

There's no table flowers or anything. I showed the florist pictures of ones I liked and in my quote she has said it will include Rose's, hydrangeas, carnations etc and eucalyptus. Sounds like it's not too bad though smile

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user1471449295 Wed 14-Aug-19 13:07:53

Sounds quite cheap to me

BubblesBuddy Wed 14-Aug-19 13:14:40

I am never sure about flower corsages for ladies. The pins can ruin an expensive lovely material on a dress or jacket. Never mind not going with the outift. I would do some form of table decorations but flowers are expensive. There are other ways of decorating a table. Generally though, I think the price is ok.

CurbsideProphet Wed 14-Aug-19 14:10:35

We're paying £250 for:
6 buttonholes
1 bride bouquet
2 bridesmaid bouquet
1 arrangement for ceremony table (then moved to top table)
4 other arrangements

I think florist prices are area dependent. I'm in Lancashire and our florist is a one woman operation.

SheWoreBlueVelvet Wed 14-Aug-19 15:28:13

Mmm. I was quoted €120 for a bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaids and five buttonholes. Last year, in the not cheap bit of the South of France. They were amazing. The hotel kept the bridesmaids ones out their reception all week afterwards.

Weddings are a complete racket over here ( they are less fussed in France).

Brideof2020 Wed 14-Aug-19 19:32:31

@CurbsideProphet hmmm seems a bit expensive compared to your quote !! Given you're having 3 bouquets and table decorations. However, I realise this can depend on size, type of flowers etc, and mine will be a larger boquet. I'm also Lancashire!!.

@BubblesBuddy - the men in the bridal party are all having the same buttonholes, I have ordered the corsages for their wives / girlfriends etc so they don't have to faff sorting them in the morning. Or ordering just 1 from a florist. Some of the ladies are helping me get ready in the morning too so I thought it would be a nice gesture. They don't have to wear them if they don't want to, I wont be enforcing it. They're ivory roses (which are also in my boquets) with foliage so I think they would go with most outfits if they choose to wear them. I'm not having a wedding breakfast so dont need expensive table centerpieces. I'm decorating my venue with balloons and a very simple artificial flower centerpiece on every other table I found by googling online. It will cost me £20 to make 6, a lot less than the florist. Although probably not if I could have @curbsidephtophets' florist ha ha !! I know it's not everyone's style but we're having a less formal and more relaxed celebration.

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CurbsideProphet Wed 14-Aug-19 20:20:53

@Brideof2020 I can PM you the name of my florist if you like smile

Brideof2020 Thu 15-Aug-19 19:59:15

Hi @CurbsideProphet - thank you so much for your offer, i have already booked and paid a non refundable deposit for my florist. Sounds like you've got a very good florist though flowers

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