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Budget Breakdowns

You can ask as many questions as you want and theorize all you like, but at the end of the day it's hard to imagine exactly what you need  and how much it will cost until someone shows you the receipts. So here they are: two real bills from Island florist–designed weddings to help you tackle your own budgeting and ordering with ease.

Wedding 1

Guest count: 120

Ceremony (Church):

Stage arrangement (1) – $600
Door wreath (2) – $500

Personals:

Bridal bouquet (1) – $350
Bridesmaids' bouquets (5) – $250
Boutonnières (10) – $250
Mother posies (2) – $70
Grandmother corsages (3) – $105

Reception (Indoor/Tented):

Table arrangements (18) – $2,800
Napkin herb sprigs (120) – $240
Front step arrangement (1) – $300
Welcome arrangement (1) – $150
Remembrance table (1) – $150
Swing décor (1) – $250
Cake flowers (1) – $25

Assembly time (4 hours) – $260
Delivery – $1,260
Tax – $393.75

Total – $7,953.75

  

Wedding 2

Guest count: 130

Ceremony (Outdoor):

Arbor (1) – $1,600
Aisle boxes (16) – $1,600

Personals:

Bridal bouquet (1) – $250
Bridal crown (1) – $100
Bridesmaids' bouquets (6) – $300
Boutonnières (9) – $180
Flower girl crowns (4) – $200

Reception (Tented):

Deconstructed table garlands (17)   – $4,250
Cocktail table potted herbs (4) – $60

Assembly time (4 hours) – $260
Delivery – $1,760
Tax – $550
Total – $11,110

This article was originally published with the article Wedding Flowers 101.

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