Hi I've just been quoted £1200 for wedding flowers, I'm only having 40 guests with five tables and this is way beyond my budget, does anyone have any tips or suggestions ? X
To save money try and make your own if you can, and get help from family and friends too to help make them. X
Hi fresh flowers are so expensive. Why don't you have artificial flowers :)
Shop around, I halved my bill by going to a local florist and the flowers wer beautiful.
That's a huge amount!! When are you getting married. We are sourcing all our own flowers. This will make it much more affordable x
WOW! They must be fresh flowers. What about artificial for the tables etc but fresh for your bouquets. There are some fantastic deals on e-bay for artificial flowers.
I'd definitely go for some artificial flowers to help bring the cost down, that is a lot of money to spend on flowers.
Shop around - don't just get one quote from 1 supplier, you'll be surprised how much they vary. My flowers are coming to £1,200 and that covers 11 x tall table centrepieces, my shower bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 5 buttonholes, 2 corsages, a pedestal arrangement and 8 x aisle bouquets which will be attached to the aisle chairs. Except for my bouquet which is mainly roses, my main flower is gypsophila (babys breath) which is generally used as a filler and is a lot cheaper. If you want fresh flowers try and go for flowers that are in season with your wedding as these will be cheaper than those out of season.
We’re having artificial, my bouquet and 4 buttonholes, £35 x x
I’m a wedding florist, and even I think that is expensive.
That's crazy. I paid around £500 for bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets, 3 corsage, 8 buttonholes, top table piece, two aisle pieces and 8 centrepieces and that includes roses in the bouquets. Make sure to check out florists near your venue as that will keep "transport" costa down (we got married in the next county to where we lived and saved around £100-£150 getting flowers in the county of the wedding)
What area are you? Maybe if you put the area people can make suggestions of reasonable reliable and good quality florists for you! If Sheffield I highly recommend flourish florist! Very reasonable price wise and was given her contact details from someone who personally recommended them with fab quality flowers x
Thats crazy I'm paying £20 per table defo shop about xxx
I got my flowers from eBay. Artificial. But they are beautiful. £160. That includes top table flower arrangement 6 buttonholes 2 wrist corsages and 3 bouquets. X
Mine are around 1100 for 10 large table displays, 2 very large floor displays, long and low for top table, my bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets, 2 flower baskets, 2 wands, 2 wrist corsages, 6 groomsmen, groom and 2 mother of the bride/groom corsages.
Are you having fresh or artificial
Wow that’s a lot. I had 10 table top table my bouquet and 4 bridesmaids and 11 buttonholes and ours was £800. I’d shop around. See as many florist as you can x
We didn't have any flowers at all x
Go to as many florists as you can. Have pictures of the kind of things you want that way you show everyone the say. Yes some prices will vary but then you have a better idea. Also ask florists if they do wedding packages
That's a lot of money to spend on flowers I has 7 bridesmaid bouquets flower girl basket with flowers in my bouque mother of bride button hole 14 button holes and top table flowers and was only 375 then I got artificial roses and made every guest a button hole so costed all in all 400 for all flowers x
I got some beautiful flowers from ebay i think it was about £100 for the table flowers. For mine and my bridesmaids it was something like £150 x
I got all my flowers done at £150 ....
8 bouquets , 22 buttonholes & 13 reception table flowers in pitcher jugs ....
Ordered them from www.trianglenursery.co.uk ....
Delivered on the Thursday = on Thursday made 7 bouquets , & on the Friday made the brides bouquet & 22 buttonholes ..... & on the Friday night used all left over baby's breath , white roses & orchids for reception table flower arrangements ....all my girlfriends pitched in to help ....
I've got artificial flowers for my wedding In 3 weeks cost me £120 and I was maid if honor for my cousin she also used artificial flowers x
Amazon! I got mine off there. And they do button holes too x
Wow!!! I just went to my local florist and not a wedding florist. They were stunning and didn't cost the earth.
i made all my own, and still soent £700 at the wholesalers. if yiu have someone you know who could do them for you? flower prices have soared this last couple of years. xx
Go somewhere else 😂
Shop local. I had 3 bouquets 11 button holes and 3 corsages and it was only 300. My centre pieces were part of our package with the wedding but the same florist x
That's pretty steep!
It depends on the type of flowers you've asked for, if they're in season at the time of your wedding and if they're complex arrangements - get some other quotes, maybe cut down on the amount of flowers you need and discuss options of cheaper blooms that can be used to fill out the arrangements
Are you asking for out of season flowers? That pushes the budget way up. Ask what is similar, but in season.
Instead of flowers put an extra bottle of wine on the tables and only have your own flowers/ bridesmaids done and get a different quote x
I had a paper bouquet, my girls carried butterfly wands/boards, & we grew sweet peas for the tables/decorations & did them ourselves!
That’s crazy! Where in the country are you? we are paying just over 600 for the lot. 120 guests so lots of decorations too - all our decorations are floral. All wild fresh flowers so no bouquet or button hole will look the same but all on the same theme so is bound to take the florist some time to put together. And that includes her coming to the venue to decorate it with the flowers herself! Deffo shop around!
We did our own I made all our bouquets and centre pieces. It was great fun too
Instead of flowers on our tables we had 3 balloons in our wedding colours
Have a look around flowers can be expensive but your local florist should be able to help. Tell them your budget and see what you can get for that price.
I got fake flowers off of a seller on eBay, cost me under £200 for the whole lot & I get to keep my bouquet etc forever
We had no flowers at all at our wedding, not even a bridal bouquet. You can rent candelabras which is what our venue provided
Go to the local collage and see if they have trainees that can do them.
Im having artificial flowers 3 bouquet a wand button holes head pieces and brooches less then £100 it worth looking into it x
Sounds like ur being over charged , we were about £750 for about the same , top table , 6 button holes 4bouquets , thank you bouquet , 2 corsages , top table and table centre pieces xx
Make your own with foam flowers?
The cost can vastly vary depending on the flowers you want and the time of year, as they may not be readily available. Get quotes from some different places and discuss what is in season at the time of your wedding. I wanted peonies but in March the cost would have been really high so went for roses instead.
I had 3 bridesmaid bouquets, mine, a flower girls wand, 8 button holes, 1 button hole on magnet for my mum and 8 table centerpieces for just under £300 including delivery. My centrepieces were my vases with bouquets hand tied and spun. Looked pretty and didn't cost the earth. I used my local florist. X
Buy 5 cheap glass vases from Ikea or a cheap shop buy food colouring or glass pebbles and cheap flowers from Aldi or lidl two days before and arrange them yourself! Keep in a cold room/garage/shed to stop flowering too soon! Delegate a bridesmaid or guest to take to venue before. My friend did this and it cost her £5 a table!
Hun im a wedding florist, 20 years experience plz shop about if u need any help message me xxx
Wow!!! My bouquet, centrepieces for 8 tables, petals for flower girls and aisle were £800. If you are in Kent I can recommend 2 florists x
Silk flowers from a wholesale supplier then you can sell any left after the wedding xxx
I’m a florist and I can tell you that for £1200 your venue would be smothered in flowers and your bridal bouquets huge! That’s a shocking price! Shop around don’t be put off by local florists who don’t have ‘designer’ in its name or awards because chances are they are just as good if not better x
I'm a florist, I don't know what you have ordered though or what's in your bouquet and centrepieces or time of year, or where you are, as London more expensive. But it seems a little high, but it does depend on above. And you can shop around. I hear brides that have been quoted ridiculous prices. x
That seems like a huge amount. I had 3 bouquets, five centre pieces, 3 larger table displays and buttonholes/corsages for bridal party and parents. Roughly £800 I think.
All my flowers including centrepieces are only cost me £400 maximum x
We spent nearly £200 on fake flowers which was enough to do 10 centre pieces
That sounds really reasonable to me x
I'm getting my flowers all in for 380 including 7 dresses candelabras, 1 bridal bouquet 2 bridemais bouquet, 1 long and low and 4 button holes. X
I'm having artificial flowers. Lots of florists on etsy. I'm having 12ft top table garland, 5 bouquets, 1 wand, 5 button holes, cake topper, floral crown and 7 mini arrangements for my bird cage centre pieces all for £550.
I used gyp or also known as baby's breath in jars and balloons as my center pieces it was pretty good priced and lasts so much longer can be set up night before.
We used groovyruby for artificial flowers & they were fab xx
As a florist I would just like to comment and share a few money saving tips. First of all you may have an expensive taste - particularly if you have used Pinterest images to show your florist. However please go back to your florist with your realistic budget and find out what you can achieve. Replace expensive luxury flowers with less expensive ones or foliage - you can have 3-4 gerberas or carnations for the price of one rose! Have you chosen flowers in season? Are you getting married at a peak time - Valentine's day? Look at hiring or buying your own containers for table centres and ask for the florist to fill them. Re-use top table flowers. Put vases on tables and use your bridesmaid bouquets? Use your table centres as gifts for your family. So many ways to creatively cut down. And artificial flowers are not necessarily cheaper unless you use the foam variety. Lots of luck and congratulations. Flowers by Marion
That's a bit over the top! I bought flowers for my tables (10) cost £25 altogether for that. And was just over £200 for my bouquet, bridesmaids and buttonholes my bouquet was beautiful x
Decades of sound disco lady does flowers . Table decks and wedding dresses and she’s a d j also. Very reasonable in atherstone x
Get another quote! I paid less than half of that and had 4 bouquets (mine was huge) 20 button holes and a bigger one for the groom, jam jars filled with flowers for the tables, a create and 2 medium sized bark pots all filled with flowers for the top table, hire of a step ladder with more jam jars filled with flowers displayed on, hire of jugs to use the bridesmaids bouquets as decorations during the meal and hanging wicker heart. I think that's it. You can definetly get a cheaper quote than that! Good luck x
Definitely shop around. We saw lots £1000 but the florist we chose was wonderful; she made things to suit our budget and they were utterly gorgeous. Seasonal blooms will help to reduce the cost. We also had a 'floral meadow' piece to run along the front of our top table and it was in a few sections, so Rachel (our florist) suggested using one of the sections to dress the front of the table in the ceremony room before moving it to save some money. I cannot recommend Rachel enough, so if you are in Northamptonshire/ Rugby (she is based in Dunchurch), definitely look her up! Albetine Floral
I'm getting my flowers from "lilyofangelies" in the USA. Ive looked up reviews and always go back to her flowers. We've worked it out its guna cost £400 roughly with delivery too! A bride needs a bouquet so prices are extortionate where I've been looking
I got my flowers from groovy ruby. the are amazing, i got a teardrop bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 2 large table centres, 8 buttonholes and 3 corsages for around £180 and they were fabulous.
I would get a couple of different quotes and speak to the florists and look at their work to build up a picture of what you are paying for. When you have found one you like, speak to them in detail about the quote - what does it include/exclude and if it is over budget, talk to them about your budget and ask them what they are able to do to fit in to your budget. Is there anything in particular that makes up a big element of the cost that could be reduced or compromised on? A good florist will work with you to provide flowers that you are happy with within your set budget (as long as this is realistic!). Decide what elements of the flowers are important and what can be compromised on. Florists will be able to suggest cheaper alternatives to many flowers and depending on what you want and how much you want a bit of flexibility as to what types of flowers you use might also help with the cost.
Shop around as we had quotes from £1500-£700 for the same thing. We found a smaller local florist to be better value than a wedding styling type of florist.
That’s expensive depending where you are check out Tammy’s sweet stems
Any fresh flowers I need I'm going to get from supermarket and put then in vases etc. It is a lot cheaper.
I went to a local florist, we decided to not have flowers on tables (having candelabras instead!) and we're paying about £145 for bridal party flowers
Wow! Mine were £250 Bridal bouquet moh bouquet, 4 bm wrist corsages 10 button holes & 3 mum corsages, table flowers were included in our package
Wow!!! That’s a joke! Where are you based? Mine came to £250 and I had 12 tables!
I have artificial bouquets, we got the button holes from a local florist and then I have minimal flowers on each table because we had other items as centrepieces!
Mine were £750 and I had 130 guests loads of tables a big fresh flower runner too much x
Mine were lovely £60 for mine £30 for bridesmaids and my little girl had hand tied gyspohelia with a small purple flower through it x
If you don't mind waiting a few days before your wedding, a florist told me you can come in and choose your bouquets from the flowers in stock and they will pop them in the fridge until the day and will only cost £20 each instead of £60. I've found a local florist who will do the bouquets for £40 with what I want so keep shopping around
I got mine off eBay they were artificial but still just as nice and only paid about £70 for my teardrop bouquet and 3 round bouquets for my bridesmaids and 7 button holes
Wowza. I had 5 bridesmaid posies, my bouquet, flowers for about 12 tables, a corsage for the top of the cake and 12 buttonholes and it was about £500. Visit another florist
I paid £282 for a large waterfall bouquet, a small bouquet to throw, 1 large table decoration, 3 bridesmaid bouquets and a flower basket and petals, 5 buttonholes and 2 corsages which had magnets on... x
Jj's glitter and flowers on Facebook she done mine and great price and they were beautiful xxxx
I was lucky when i got married, the only flowers i bought was mine n bridesmaids bouquet plus 3 bottonholes, the place where we were married done flowers for us, we got married at Helena Thompson Museum there was flowers going up into the museum in the reception n on the tables that was all in the price of the whole day xx
Get artificial ones and you can treasure them for ever
I’m a Florist and that’s extortion feel free to look at my work no obligation.
Where do you live, my brother and his wife do flowers and balloons etc, I can put you in touch if you are close x
We had flowers in jars lining the aisle which were then used as centre pieces. Our entire order was £500.... I advise you to look elsewhere
My flowers were ....
silk flowers with pearl detail bouquets ( made by me) mine plus 3 bridesmaids
Flowers for ceremony , orchid plants from Tesco vases from local garden centre ( these then moved to behind top table )
Total cost £52
Thanks everyone there's some really good suggestions I will try, I live in Essex near London so expected it to be a little more but not that much!
As my centre pieces i used orchids so i could use as presents. They were 15-20 each and they were my dress colours
Have you got a college local? You could see if they have a floristry department?
I have a friend who is a gardener and loves flowers and flower arranging so she is going to do all my flowers for around £300. see if any of your family members or friends do flower arranging or have contacts that do. also try florists rather than wedding florists as prices vary massively
I've made my own floral centerpieces with spray painted pumpkins and flowers from Aldi, total cost £70 my bouquets/buttonholes/corsages have cost £156
Look here. Im having way more and minr is under £150. And theyr artificial which i like as can keep forever x
Mine was £130 with 8 tables plus extra to decorate the venue. 4 button holes and a coursage. We are having jars with gyp and a rose on each table and loads of roses in milk bottles to decorate the venue. I'm not having a bouquet though
Shop around that’s such a waste of money on flowers which die within 2 weeks!! Also haggle don’t settle for the price your given ask if there can be any money off or something free or something in return!! X
That's not a reasonable quote at all. I've gone to my local florist and having 6 tables with pumpkins with flowers inside, my waterfall bouquet and 4 bridesmaids for a quatre of your quote. Definitely Shop around as I was quoted double at the first shop I went to.
For my wedding I looked around the local florist but the best priced were my local market flower stall. They did want I wanted in the colours and wasn't too expensive. I took pictures off what I wanted and also ribbon Colours and in the end my flowers were really lovely.
EBay has some amazing companies that do deals if u message them I got my flowers for £50 including bridal bridesmaid bottomholes and top table x (fake flowers)
Kate Johnson Heather Johnston this is important info you need to know!
Fake flowers. I got all my bridal party flowers (1 x bridal bouquet, 4 x bridesmaids & 8 button holes) for £60. Then bought a table spray for £30 which went on the signing of the register table and our top table! Not bad for £90!
Then we hired our martini glass centrepieces separately from a different company xxx
Artificial flowers are cheaper and can look very real plus you'll get to keep them!
Make your own bouquets out of fake flowers, you can do so much with that. You could make your own paper flowers, get silk flowers or foam flowers and some look absolutely beautiful. I am going to make my own bouquet out of silk flowers and it is a lot cheaper that way and you can also keep them which is nice.
That seems extremely expensive to me!
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Where are you based? I found a great deal on mine and they are not artificial flowers.
Maybe have a bit more of a hunt around? That’s way too pricey! Xx
That’s expensive depending where you are check out Tammy’s sweet stems
I have bought my flowers which are artificial from eBay they arrived a couple of days ago and I'm very impressed with the quality of them I ordered 2 wand styles 2 small bouquets 1 large bouquet and 6 button holes costing me around £97 including postage
Shop around and tell florists what you want and the maximum you’re willing to spend (or go a bit lower than your maximum so if you still get pushed above your price then it’s not too bad)
Florist’s will either tell you they can’t help you or they will work within your budget.
That’s what I did and I have had two florists quoting prices that are much more reasonable.
I think it’s ridiculous that bridal bouquets smaller than £40 bouquets which I’ve bought for my mum on mother’s day can cost upwards of £100. Slap the word ‘bridal’ on something and it triples the price.
Be bold! It’s all a business at the end of the day and you can haggle.
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