I recently created this arrangement:
for a photoshoot I did with Denver vendors for a Style Me Pretty feature. (Photo by James Christianson).
I got to thinking, obviously for a shoot I made what I wanted & didn’t let price hold me back. However, in the real world – what would this centerpiece cost?
I emailed a few floral designers across the country to see what they’d say, how much would this centerpiece cost in their region.
7 stems Italian Ranunculus
5 Stems Californian Ranunculus
1 bunch dusty miller
15 stems carnations
10 stems hellebores
10 stems lisianthus
1 Milk Glass pedestal bowl
½ brick Foam
Here are the results::
Denver, Colorado, Bella Fiori: $341.50
(Alicia says – Italian Ranunculus is gorgeous but so expensive in Colorado. In reality I would substitute other flowers for the Italian Ranunculus such as garden roses or peonies which are larger and take up more space.)
Orange County, California, Entwined Design: $125.00
(Marci says – Ranunculus grow locally, therefor are at least 50% cheaper per stem then what we pay in Colorado.)
Chicago, Illinois, Moss Fine Floral: $348.82
(Cori Says – So, this would be extremely difficult for me to sell to a client but it is what my numbers say it should cost. So, what would happen here is that we would sub the Italian Ranunculus for something else…basically bulk up on less expensive flowers to create this look for less.)
Seattle, Washington, Fiori Floral Design: $155.00
Chesapeake, Virginia, Isha Foss Designs: $165.00
Covington, Kentucky, Courtenay Lambert Florals: $235.00
(Courtenay says – Most of my customers, would not pay that for something that small…I would probably end up suggesting they pull in some high volume to cost blooms like Hydrangea, Stock, or Roses. People in the Cincinnati area like to see a larger centerpiece if they spending $150 plus per table (at least my experience).)
Jericho, Vermont, Floral Artistry by Alison Bucholz-Ellis: $195.00
What do you think? What would it cost in your area?