Average cost of floral centerpieces

I'm planning on having simple floral ararngement of hydrangeas, tulips, and roses for centerpieces. I told her nothing fancy, just tasteful and elegant. Vase size is 4 " x 4" x 8" square vase. My florist is quoting me around $55 per arrangement. Is that reasonable? I've talked to 3 other brides and they said it's reasonable/alright/sounds about right. However, i'm having 35 tables (ugh typical chinese banquet reception) and that times 50 is a hefty chunk of change.


What are your thoughts? How much did you pay for your centerpieces?

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 6:25 am
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rae430
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That sounds about right. I have a friend doing the arrangements, and she's trying to keep it to about $30/table for just supplies. She's not charging us for set up or labor. Have you asked if there's any way to reduce the price? Maybe see what you can get for $30 or $40.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 6:27 am
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I DIY'd my centerpieces, made about 12 at $32/centerpiece.  I know that if I had a florist do it, I would have easily paid anywhere from $60-80/centerpiece.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 6:28 am
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I went downtown on saturday to do a trial DIY centerpiece with 3 votives, 2 small square vases and one 16 inch cylinder.  Just for the supplies alone it came out to $17 per table.  The flowers ( which I will get from the flower mart) will make each table $21.    The flowers from the flower mart are so cheap it really helps keep the  cost down.  It sounds like the labor is what is causing the price to go up

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 6:49 am
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That's about right. Mine are $50 each and I am getting them through a very cheap florist. Other florists qouted me $100 for the same centerpieces.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 6:50 am
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sounds about right. i got quotes from 4 different florists and the centerpieces ranged from $50- $70.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 6:54 am
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i'm paying $50 for the low ones (PIB) and then $65 for the high ones that will be on candelabras (and fuller)

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 7:19 am
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Seems like a good price to me!

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 7:24 am
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We're doing submerged flower cps... total each one costs $50 or so, for the vases, flowers, etc.  I'd say DIY if you can!

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 7:25 am
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Wow thank you so much everyone! All of your comments are so helpful! My alternative was to rent ice buckets for my champagne and use that as centerpieces and my florist was going to drape some florals on the side (not sure what that is suppose to look like). If I did that she could do it around $30. That will still cost me around a grand.


And then I think to myself if I even want centerpieces. Most Chinese restaurants will remove centerpieces on the lazy susan once the food comes out. This is so frustrating and I am too indecisive.  

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 7:37 am
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I really hate those dang lazy susans. Even though our florist has used almost our same trumpet vase tall centeripeces on a lazy susan for other banquests and with no problems with them left on , our hotel won't let us keep the tall centerpieces on the table either.


We've been told to the way to do it is to get low centerpieces with a really small footprint and that open up at the top. Urns are good. Or someone else said just to do candles. Cost effective and reusable.


There are options for those darn lazy susans, they just tend to not as dramatic in a stunning, wedding sort of way =)  

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:20 am
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I was quoted the same price $55 for about the same thing I am going with hydrangea, roses and gerber daisy with tree fern.  I am going to DIY them i got the vases ranging from $2-4 and I am getting the flowers at  wholesale flower shop so I will be saving a bundle doing them DIY. 

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:26 am
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That's a great price! I paid 300 per table. We only had 8 though. But still, it added up. They were massive arrangements.


That s a great photo 369154-1

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:58 am
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I checked out this florist who works out of her home.  I was quoted $125 for a tall centerpiece with mostly roses.  We even insisted on providing her with the vases but she said that it wouldn't make a big difference in price, maybe a few bucks.  I was hoping it would be less considering she works at home but I guess not. 

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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