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Gyp is a cheap filler flower in bouquets - when used on it's own it's a bit harder to work with but should still be cheap. Hydrangea is an expensive flower but as it covers a large surface area it can be worth it, as in this case. Here's my sort of educated opinion:
-Hand tied bridal bouquet with foliage - £100 - expensive side of average, but depends on which flowers they are using and size of bouquet-Bridesmaids bouquets of a single hydrangea with ribbon - £20 each - OK price, but you could make these yourself so easily - plus Hydrangea is very easy to get hold of, loads of people have huge bushes of it in their garden. I snipped some from my mum's garden for my brother's wedding.-Groom button hole of Gyp and a rose - £10 - I've seen £6-8 as more of an average buttonhole price, these seem expensive since they are cheap flowers-Button holes of gyp bunch - £7 As above-Corsage of bunch of gyp - £7 As above-10 single stems for aisle ends with gyp - £100 absolute extortion, flowers would cost £5 max!-Assorted flowers and foliage for 30 jars - £300 - again, very expensive - 1 or 2 stems and a bit of gyp/foliage for a jar would cost maybe £2, absolute tops - so £10 per jar is a massive mark up.
I appreciate florists have overheads but the mark ups on the flowers seem above average high to me! Florists can buy flowers wholesale even cheaper than you can from Triangle Nursery tbh.
I honestly think for what you want artificial will work out more expensive than real flowers, and the resale market for them is absolutely flooded. Cheap artificial flowers look cheap to be honest.
I genuinely think for what you want you could do it yourself - with a bit of help from a couple of friends or relatives, how long would it take to put a couple of flowers and a few leaves in some jars? An hour tops. I can make a buttonhole in 5 minutes and I taught myself. I really would think again about if you have anyone who woukd be willing to help.
Is this a sort of fashionable hip Instagram worthy florist? Because what you want is so simple your basic high street florist will be fine.
Just looked at Great British florist and they seem quite expensive, same prices as a florist really.
Have you considered that you could just buy yourself a bridesmaid's bouquet though - will just be slightly smaller but if you choose one of the loose, wild ones should still be fairly sizeable.