Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wedding General Info!

Hi folks! We got a lot of calls regarding general info about booking wedding flowers by The Flower Pot so I thought I would post some general information and pricing guidelines here. Please keep in mind that all weddings are different- don't feel like any of this is set in stone. Its just a little information to get you started on planning your magical day!

Bride's Bouquet

The bridal bouquet is one of the most important elements of the bride's attire, and deserves special attention. There are many colors, scents, sizes, shapes and styles of bouquets to choose from. The most popular style today is the hand-tied bouquet, although cascading and free form styles are also common. The traditional bridal bouquet is composed of white flowers. Stephanotis, gardenias, white roses, lilies of the valley and orchids are popular choices when creating an all-white bouquet. If you prefer a colorful bouquet, you may want to also consider using colored roses, tulips, stock, freesia, lisianthus and gerbera daises, which all come in a variety of colors.

Price Range: $95-$500 
Average Price: $150-$180

Bride's Toss Bouquet

You may want to consider having a smaller, less expensive bouquet specifically for tossing.

Average Price $40

Bridesmaid's Bouquet

The bridesmaids' bouquets should compliment the bridal bouquet and are usually smaller in size. Size and color should coordinate with the bridesmaids' dresses and overall style of the wedding. While bridesmaids' bouquets are usually identical, you may want to choose different flowers/colors/styles for each of your bridesmaids.

Price Range: $55-$125 Average Price: $85

Maid/Matron of Honor's Bouquet

The maid of honor's bouquet can be as similar or as different to the other bridesmaids' bouquets as you wish. Many brides choose to make the maid of honor's bouquet somewhat larger or a different color than the other bridesmaids' bouquet.

Price Range: $55-$125 Average Price: $85

Corsages (Mothers, Grandmothers, etc.)

Corsages don't have to be identical, but like the bridesmaids' bouquets, should coordinate with the dresses and overall style of the wedding. Gardenias, orchids, and roses are excellent choices for corsages, as their availability in a wide range of colors allows each corsage to compliment any outfit. Corsages can be pin on, magnets or wrist corsages. Some mother's also prefer to carry a small posy of flowers as opposed to something wear.

Average Price Corsages: $25 Posy: $35 - $55

Boutonnieres (Groom, Groomsmen, Fathers, Grandfathers, etc.)

Boutonnieres are generally just a few blossoms such as an orchid, rose, stephanotis or freesia.

Average Price: $15.00

Ceremony Main Altar

The purpose of flowers at the main altar is to direct the guests' visual attention toward the front of the ceremony space. Therefore, this arrangement must be large enough and tall enough to be seen by guests seated towards the back. Since each ceremony is different, these flowers can be as elaborate or simple as your style dictates.

Price Range: $95-$750 each

Average Price: $95-$250 each

Free Standing Arch with seasonal flowers $450 - $1000

Chuppa $500 - $1,200

Aisle Pew Markers

Flowers, candles, and ribbons are often used to mark the front aisle pews and to add color to the ceremony site. A cluster of flowers, a cascade of greens, or a bundle of flowers and ribbons are all popular choices.

Average Price (Greens and Ribbon): $10 each

Average Price (Flowers, Greens, and Ribbon): $25-$50 each


Table centerpieces should compliment the flowers in the reception space. The centerpieces should also work with the linens and table settings you have chosen. It is important to keep centerpieces low enough so your guests can easily converse with each other. If you want a more dramatic, tall centerpiece, a raised floral arrangement that begins above eye level is a better option. If budget is a factor, alternating high and low centerpieces is a cost-effective way to add impact to your event.

Price Range: $50-$300
Average Price: $75-$175

Buffet Table/Cocktail Tables

If buffet tables are used, a floral arrangement will add beauty and color to the food display. Depending on the size of your buffet, you may want several arrangements across the table that uses the same floral scheme as your centerpieces. Likewise, if you will be utilizing cocktail tables, they can be decorated with petite arrangements using the same floral scheme as your buffet tables and centerpieces.

Buffet Table Price Range: $175-$750

Buffet Table Average Price: $400

Cocktail Table Price Range: $15-$50

Cocktail Table Average Price: $25

Wedding Cake

Fresh flowers are a beautiful addition to a wedding cake. We can work your flower scheme into cake decorations.

Price Range: $40-$200

Average Price $65
Reserving Our Services

To confirm our services we require 50% of your proposal estimate non-refundable deposit. This deposit is credited toward your balance and will allow you to make any necessary changes to the proposal. The balance is due 14 days prior at which point we will place your floral order with our growers.

We take great pride in the quality of our work and the detail and attention dedicated to each event, this is why we only accept a limited number of events to ensure we achieve our standards. Please contact us at 865-522-4825 to check date availability and to set up a consultation with one of our designers. This consultation allows you to plan your wedding flowers in detail with the help of your wedding designer. You will also be provided with a detailed pricing proposal for your flowers. We look forward to beginning the planning process with you!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Allison & Scott's Big Day

Thank you to Allison and Scott for letting us be a part of your gorgeous wedding and for sharing these photos with us! All the photography is by Dixie Pixel here in Knoxville

Friday, July 13, 2012

Back to School in Style!

We are now taking pre-orders for these AWESOME Lilly Pulitzer 17 Month Agendas! They will be here the last week of July!

The Lilly Pulitzer 2013 Pocket Agenda is better than ever! This 17-month Lilly Pulitzer agenda for 2012-2013 is useful and unique! It is a pocket daily agenda full of frisky fun! The colored tabs make for happy planning.

Complete with weekly and monthly calendar pages, starting August 2012, this Lilly Pulitzer planner in the Skip On It print pattern has dates to remember, contacts and notes. The best day planner ever (it's a Lilly Pulitzer planner after all); your friends will turn pink with envy!

Lilly Pulitzer agenda details:
• August 2012 through 2013 calendars (17 months)
• Reasons for a Party with holidays
• Individual months have monthly view and day by day view
• Coordinating Sticker Sheets
• Blank pages for notes
• Pocket folder for business cards,
  miscellaneous stuff one can't do without
• Elastic Band Closure
• Lilly Pulitzer Planners are popular holiday
  gift items for girlfriends, sorority girls,
  teenage girls (you get the idea)! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thanks for saying "Thank you"

Introducing our new "Thanks for Saying Thank You" Program! Next time you buy or receive flowers from The Flower Pot why not thank the person who gave them to you via facebook?! Tag us and we'll send you a surprise! AND IT IS A GOOD SURPRISE ;)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lilly Pulitzer Arrangements

Yay! I think these would make an excellent gift for Administrative Professionals Day...

We have mugs which are always a popular gift item but this year we added insulated
tumblers- they come with a lid and pink straw

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wedding Pictures Fall 2011

Seems like a long time ago, but I am just now getting to sorting through some of the floral photos from my own wedding and thought I would share them. We had a casual ceremony followed by a luncheon with our close friends and family. I have always loved David Austen's "patience" rose so I decided to make that a focal point of my big day.

David's english garden roses feature HUGE heads of lovely smelling blooms. They are perfect for any wedding but can be particularly useful during months when the ever popular peony is out of season. We used them as the focal flowers for the bouquets, as well as the corsages and boutenieres, paired with stock and dusty miller.

In an effort to make the event seem more intimate and personal I used items from my sister's house as containers for the luncheon centerpieces.

Centerpiece arrangement featuring white football mums, david austen patience roses, stock, green dianthus and dusty miller in a silver water pitcher.

Green antique hydrangea, white football mums, green dianthus, patience roses, stock and dusty miller in my sister's gorgeous silver ice bucket.

Football mums and laurel in a mercury glass centerpiece bowl

The evening of our wedding we hosted a party/reception for a larger group of friends, co-workers and family. We danced all night. My friends helped transport the white and green wedding flowers to the reception site and we mixed them in among some other seasonal arrangements I had done in a casual style using mason jars and wine bottles Dusty and I collected during our engagement.