Ok brides. I've been getting quotes from florists.
What are you paying your florist? And what is it that you are getting?
I am paying about under $2000 for 5 tall and 6 low (maybe one or two more tables, cant remember), 1 bridal bouquet, 2 BMs boutque, 3 boutonnieres, and a beautiful alter that consists of tall glass cylinders (3 on each side, varying heights, 3 - 4 feet tall) with bunches of roses, hydrangea and callas overflowing out of them. Kind of like jeff latham's trademark floral. And some kind of sweetheart table florals. What is your wedding date? She works from home so her prices are going to be cheaper than anyone who has a shop. She did a friend's wedding and came highly recommended from the bride. I have her booked for Nov 6th, so if your date is any other day, I can definitely recommend her. PM me if you are interested.
I think it is $2400. 6 tall w/underwater light, submerged orchid and floating candle and 10 low hydranga centerpieces, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 6 coursages, 8 bouts, my bouquet of peonies, hydrangas etc, toss bouquet, petals on aisle runner and head table...vases with lights for maids bouquets on head table, 16 damask table runners, outdoorwedding decore....I can't remember anything else. Fiori in Claremont.
I paid about $5000 for 5 bouquets, 8 bouts, 10 centerpieces, aisle decor, 2 ceremony arrangements, a crystal orchid hanging chandelier and a manzanita crystal tree for my escort card table.
I'm paying about $2800 for 15 centerpieces (7 manzanita trees and 8 low ones in urns), my bouquet, 3 BM bouquets, 6 bouts, 5 corsages, flowers on the arch, 2 ceremony arrangements on pillars, petals on the aisle, head table arrangment, cake table petals and flowers on the cake, guestbook table arrangement and extra arrangement either for escort card table or candy table.
I'm paying $750 for 13 tall and 13 medium (short compote) centerpieces, my bouquet, 8 BM bouquets, 8 boutonnnieres, 2 ceremony arrangements and toss bouquet. =)
Try quoting florists in downtown. You can get some competitive quotes as the Flower Mart is there.
Looking into spending around $1200 for 12 centerpieces, my bouquet, 2 wrist corsages for Mothers, 2 MOH/BM bouguets, 4 boutonierres, and 2 wreaths. No church florals for me! :)
I recommend my florist. She is on Project Wedding. Her name is Bonnie Nikolai and she is great!