Plan your flower budget

Flowers, NY, NJ and CT

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Most couples allocate seven to 10 percent of their total wedding budget for flowers, but a talented florist can make the most of any budget—as long as you're flexible. We asked Confetti Events in Georgetown to share an example of what they could provide for a fall wedding in the Connecticut countryside with an imagined flower budget of $2,400. Use their sample proposal as a guide to determine your needs and gauge your buying power. To see more florists' sample proposals, check out the latest issue of Brides Connecticut, on newsstands now. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Connecticut



Bridal bouquet of garden roses, hypericum berries, dahlias, and calla lilies: $212

Four bridesmaid bouquets ($75 each): $300

Groom's boutonniere of hypericum berries, a garden rose, a dahlia and a calla lily, and four groomsmen boutonnieres of a rose with hypericum berries and greens: $80

Flower girl's wreath: $35

Escort card display of large manzanita branches surrounded with floating candles and carnations: $125

Six cocktail hour arrangements ($10 each) of a glass vase filled with water and a floating dahlia: $60

Five low centerpieces ($70 each) with a mixed arrangement of dahlias, roses, hypericum berries, and fall leaves, surrounded by votive candles: $350

Five tall centerpieces ($150 each) of amanzanita branch in a twig container (rental item to be returned to Confetti) with a flowers surrounding the base and orchids placed in the branches with three hanging votive candles: $750

Delivery and breakdown fees: $275

6% CT sales tax: about $131

Total = $2,318


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