Thursday, May 21, 2009


So, we had the meeting with the florist on Saturday. It went really well until she gave us the final total.

We asked this florist for the same exact stuff as the other florist, yet somehow the florist from Saturday wanted to charge us $971!!!! What the heck?! Do they think I want this kind of plant for my wedding or something?!


She wanted to charge us $40 for EACH bridesmaid bouquet! WE ARE ONLY DOING BABY'S BREATH PEOPLE?!

It was absolutely absurd.

So, my mom and I took your great advice and attempted to make them ourselves. If they turned out okay, then it would only cost about $5.00 per bouquet rather than $40!

So, how did they turn out?

We will have to save that for another post. ;)

I know, I am mean, right?!

It is worth the wait!

Have any florists tried to take advantage of you?!

Take care until next time,

8 Wedding Bells:

Catrina & Randy said...

I haven't met with a florist yet but i'm a little scared now :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Florist always, always, always try to get the most out of you. You could ask for a petal and they try to charge you 6 bucks.

I can't wait to see what you came up with!

TwinsanityMom said...

What?! That is crazy! I hope that the bouquets turned out well. They sound like a relatively easy DIY project. Let me know if you need anything.

PS I will be getting your special gift out next week. I know I am horrible about being behind on everything lately.

LauraAnn said...

That is insane! I can't believe that they want to charge you $40 for a baby's breath bouquet! I can't wait to see how the DIY bouquet turned out. I am sure they look great!

ema.leigh said...

I'm DIYing my flowers. I know I can do it. Mom and I are both pretty talented and we've also had a close family friend offer to help- plus she's got the hook up because her daughter is a florist!! Other than that- I've only set aside money for it in the budget, haven't actually looked into the blooms yet. I do know- I'll be using a combination of real and artificial to cut some costs. {I always go for expensive things first- go figure, I'm a woman}

Kayce said...

YIKES, holy cow, RIDICULOUS! I'm so glad I'm doing a destination wedding and don't have to worry about flowers anymore. HA!!

very married said...

i wanna see it now! (i'm so impatient!) i had a florist tell me $500 for 5 bouquets. $100 each? you kiddin me? my friends and I are thinking of just having a bouquet making party the day before.

Brittne said...

My florist tried to take full advantage of the fact that I was a very young bride. She first tried charging me a 200 dollar rush fee, along with 50 bucks per bridesmaid bouquet! CRAZY!! So I made my own, and they turned out stunning! I also made the boutonnieres and corsages as well!! I posted pictures in a previous blog post way back a few months ago if your interested in taking a peek!! All in all I spend 50 bucks total on all the bouquets and the flowers for guests!!