bridal bouquets

BRI + GREG

Bri and Greg are from LA and when they came into town they asked to meet me at my studio and instantly I loved them. I was so honored to work with such laid back, rad people. When they mentioned their wedding was in Yosemite, I was trilled. Bri did ask for a color palette that took me out of my comfort zone. She wanted bright orange, red and burgundy to go with her brown, taupe and sky blue theme. This through me in for a ringer but I pulled it together and I am very pleased. Three other amazing things about this beautiful wedding was the coordinator Emily from Tasteful Tatters, Isaiah and Taylor photography and Evergreen Lodge. This venue and their sister venue are so fabulous, I would hands down work any wedding there no matter the budget or the clients. They are so friendly, on top of everything and accommodating to vendors I almost died.

ASH + OAK FLORAL

FLORAL PRICES

Ash + Oak Floral

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while but wasn’t sure if this would help couples understand the cost or confuse them more. The hardest part of my job is pricing. We want to give every couple everything but unfortunately, we can’t. Unlike photographer we have to buy product just like your caterer. The world of Pinerest and wedding blogs allows you to dream big but if your on a tight budget you need to me more realistic. If only each pin had the price below. Well that’s what I am going to do for you.

Above Wedding $4,500 -$5,000 (120 people including delivery, tax, flip and installation 2018)

Even when blogs mention the cost it’s not totally accurate. First, the level of florist determines the price as well as the location. A novice floral designer verse someone that’s been around for 5 or more years is greatly different. The novice florist hasn’t figured out how to price correctly, wants to book everything they can for the experience, needs photos of their work and they need to get the word out. I know this from personal experience. Trust me the things I did the first years was crazy. I gave everyone everything for free. A floral designer like us, who has done close to 100 weddings or more has the experience, understands cost, has more employees and takes only weddings they want to do, prices correctly. Than there are the floral designers that I dream to be, who only take 10 weddings a year at $30,000 flower budget weddings. Sadly for the normal couple these imagines are the ones getting pinned the most.

Above wedding $8,00 -$8,500 (200 people including delivery, tax, flip and installation 2017)

To top it off floral designer are creating these amazing one of kind styled shoots that come directly out of our pocket at cost but would be quit different at a real wedding. I am ashamed to say I have spent over $500 in cost on ONE installation for a style shoot. Plus the time I had to create this install wasn’t a two hour wedding window, so I didn’t need to pay two or three employees. The over styled shoot cost me close to $1,000 and it was just a ceremony back drop, bridal bouquet, boutonniere and a centerpiece. Now times that by how many items you need. It’s not particle the things we design to get blogged about for real weddings. Another reason installations cost as much as we need to rent larger vans, taller ladders and sometimes a lift ($400 to rent).

Bridal Bouquet $250

Bridal Bouquet $250

So, I decided to share with you some of our weddings and how much they really cost give or take a few hundred (I don’t know if the couples really want anyone to know). Just because you love one of the weddings and it’s out of your budget doesn’t mean we can’t work around things. All I ask is to think about what you’re pinning to what you can actually afford. Most all centerpieces from any florist who knows what they are doing, cost at least $100. If you have 20 tables it’s gonna be close to $2,000 plus tax and delivery. I have said this before, you can’t get an arrangement from 1-800-flowers with delivery for under $80 so why would you think your wedding would be much different. At weddings we use high end flowers, vases and to make 15 arrangements in one day is much harder than a paint by numbers boring basic 1-800 bouquet.

Large Centerpiece $175

Large Centerpiece $175

More example below……

$5,500- $6,000 (125 people including delivery, tax and installation 2018)

$125 Centerpiece

$125 Centerpiece

$125 Centerpiece

$125 Centerpiece

$45 Corsages

$45 Corsages

Ceremony Decor $450

Ceremony Decor $450

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