Your date has been chosen, the location has their deposit, and the ceremony space has been booked…It’s now time to start thinking about your flowers…
Up until recently there weren’t a lot of choices for a bride. You went to the local florist, you sat down, looked at books, and made a decision based upon what you saw. Now, things have changed and there are soooo many options! So much to look at on Pinterest Facebook, Tumblr and a myriad of wedding articles, blogs, magazines that you can look at from the comfort of your home. The whole world has opened up it’s windows for you to peek into! So when things are all said and done you really have 2 options:
1. Buy the flowers and do the arranging yourself. OR
2. Hire a professional to do the arranging for you.
If you are local to the Tampa Bay area, Brides N Blooms Wholesale and Designs can help you with either decision. The new trend in design is the Vintage/Gatsbyesque look or Shabby Chic! Let’s see what the the differences between choice 1. and choice 2. are:
If you want to do the flowers yourself, here’s what you will need, to create this fashionable look:
10 centerpieces, (5 tall, 5 short), 1 bridal bouquet complete with brooches, lace and pearls, 1 maid of honor bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 5 boutoniere’s, 2 Mom’s bouquets
1 box of roses: packed 125 stems $150.00
1 box of ranunculous packed 120 stems $250.00
1 box baby’s breath packed 220 stems $195.00
1 bunch of greenery $25.00
5 low vases $35.00
5 tall cylinders $60.00
16 strands of pearls $48.00
5 blocks of oasis $12.50
6 brooches $42.00
Your DIY cost is $817.50, plus your incidentals, wire, floral tape, ribbon, rose stripper, lace
Now…Let’s say you decide to have Brides N Blooms Wholesale and Designs do all the arranging, set up and delivery… Your cost will be $1350.00
Perhaps you have a local florist you would like to use? Depending upon the florist, you can expect to pay between $2,000 & $2500.00 for the same exact work, and, you probably will not actually get the full count of flowers as what we listed above.
What is the reason for the huge difference in price???
OVERHEAD and ability to buy directly from our own farms. Remember, Bridesnblooms Wholesale and Design has Wholesale as their Middle name!
Let us know if we can help you make all your floral dreams a reality!