With regards to my wedding flowers, I had always wanted a whimsical, wild flower, just picked from the garden type of feel. I respected but did not like the more traditional posys of roses or tulips. I'm not normally too pedantic about flowers and my budget for our flowers were about $1000. This isn't because we can't afford anything more, but I was just sort of hoping we could get away with a nice round figure. I also wasn't fussed about having particular type of flower-for example, expensive florals such as roses and peonies (although I do love peonies).
Anyway, below is a storyboard of flowers provided by the florist I consulted with recently. Basically, I said I didn't have a particular colour theme for the wedding but the two above pictures I posted here (and also showed to her) were probably the types of colour and style I was going for.
|David Austin Roses|
For $1930, I get:
1x bridal bouquet
3x bridesmaid bouquet
6 Pew hangings of mixed floras on the sides of the ceremony chairs.
2 floral arrangement at the start of the aisle
10 centrepieces (divided amongst 3 vases of flowers per table)
Set up and travel fees included
Looking at each itemised version of the quote, I don't feel that what she is charging is unreasonable. Perhaps I was just expecting a lot but not willing to pay for it initially. Although I thought the corsages and button holes were a bit steep ($22 per buttonhole). For example, $109 for bridal bouquet and $60 dollars per table of centrepieces sounds quite reasonable to me. However, now I'm a bit torn because it's twice my budget. Mr HSH asked whether I was happy with her service, style etc and I said that I was. He was very happy for me to go ahead with the quote...
A few people have told me to search around for some more quotes, but to be honest, I can't really be bothered and a lot of florist are too traditional for what I want. Hmm...what to do?